Take a ride on the Emirates Air Line cable car, just a few minutes’ walk away from the hotel, and experience wonderful views over Canary Wharf and the Docklands area. This scenic cable-car ride over the River Thames connects the Royal Docks with The O2 arena, which offers many restaurants and bars, as well as a cinema, a bowling alley and live shows. You can pay for the ride with an Oyster card.
If you're looking for a peaceful, verdant place to relax near busy Canary Wharf, visit Crossrail Place, a tropical roof garden just a 10-minute DLR ride from the hotel. Part public gardens, part retail development, this spacious, modern precinct offers water views, as well as shopping opportunities and a variety of places to eat, drink and relax. Admission to the roof gardens is free.
The Tube is usually the fastest way to travel around London. Buses are arguably a more pleasant means of transport, but be aware that they no longer accept cash payment on board. When you arrive in the city, buy a pay-as-you-go Oyster card in any Tube station – you can use it to travel on all the city’s buses and trains, and you are automatically charged the cheapest fare when you do.
Relive the glory of the London 2012 Olympic Games with a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, only 25 minutes away from the hotel on the DLR. You can go for a dip in the London Aquatics Centre pool, or take a trip up the ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, Britain's tallest sculpture, for sweeping views across London. Afterwards, enjoy a bite to eat at the Timber Lodge Café.
Housed in a Georgian former warehouse a 10-minute DLR ride from the hotel, the Museum of London Docklands details the city’s history as a trading port from the late 18th century to the present. London’s involvement in the slave trade is examined in a thought-provoking sound-and-light show. One gallery explores the docks’ Victorian heyday, when London was the capital of the world's largest empire.
Just a short ride on the DLR or via hotel shuttle (peak times am/pm), Canary Wharf is more than just the heart of the London's banking and finace district. There is an array of fine dining and casual dining options, upscale boutiques and high street branded retail outlets.
Emirates Royal Docks, 27 Western Gateway, London, E16 1FA
London's only cable car croses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and the historic Royal Docks. Save time queing and buy your 360 degree flight ticket from our concierge. The full tour experience will with AV will give you a fantastic overview of the areas heritage and information about key attractions such as the Thames Barrier and Olympic legacy projects.
One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
ExCeL London, the international exhibition and convention centre, is the host venue for a variety of events from exhibition, international conventions, concerts and sporting events. It is located on a 100-acre site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands, between Canary Wharf and London City Airport.
Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX
The O2 is a large entertainment district on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, including an indoor arena, a music club, a cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas, bars and restaurants. It was built largely within the former Millennium Dome, a large dome-shaped building built to house an exhibition celebrating the turn of the third millennium. Now with the ICON Outlet you can now find brands from Aspinals of London to Ted Baker and G Star Raw. Tube is just 5 minutes away.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a sporting complex built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Westfield Stratford City shopping complex.
Greenwich is a World Heritage Site and home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Meridian Line. Famous landmarks include the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, and Sir Christopher Wren’s Old Royal Naval College. As well as attractions, Greenwich is home to the spectacular Greenwich Park, Greenwich Market and numerous shops and restaurants.
Tower Bridge Road, London, SE12PS
Visit the Tower Bridge and the Tower Bridge Exhibition where you will learn all about how the World's most famous bridge works and the history behind its creation. Enjoy the panoramic views from the walkways situated 45 metres above the Thames and visit the original Victorian engines.
202-203 Grange Road, London, SE13AA
The Tower of London is one of London's most popular and iconic tourist attractions. Built by William the Conquerer in the early 1080s, its role has been, fortress, palace and prison. One of the main reasons to visit the Tower is to see the Crown Jewels. But there is so much to see: the 'Yeomen of the Guard', the Ravens, Henry VIII's armour, instruments of torture in Lower Wakefield Tower and the Traitors Gate.
53 Bankside, London, SE1 5TG
Collection of international modern art from 1900 to the present day, housed in the former Bankside Power Station in North Southwark.
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
The EDF Energy London Eye (commonly the London Eye, or Millennium Wheel) is a giant 135-metre (443 ft) tall Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames in the British capital. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually.