Emirates Air Line

Cable Car in East London

Capable of ferrying 2400 people per hour across the Thames in either direction, this cable car makes quick work of the journey from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. Although it's mostly patronised by tourists for the views over the river – and the views are ace – it's also listed on the London Underground map as part of the transport network, meaning you can pay with your Oyster Card and nab a discount while you're at it.