Greenwich Peninsula

Greenwich Peninsula
Brand new and shiny!

Take a Thames Clippers catamaran down the river from Greenwich Pier to Greenwich Peninsula and sail forward in time from a centuries old maritime heritage to the 21st century at its brightest. The O2 arena is the most popular entertainment venue in the world and new houses and flats are springing up all over the place.

The pop, comedy and sports stars that make The O2 rumble can now take a flight across the river in the Emirates Air Line, or walk over the roof of the gigantic venue at Up at The O2. And so can you! – There are some absolutely amazing views out across Canary Wharf and the City, and down the river to the Thames Barrier and beyond.

Emirates Air Line
he UK's only urban cable car

Enjoy amazing views and a unique ride across the Thames on Emirates Air Line. Linking The O2 and ExCeL at Royal Victoria Dock, it’s a great way to explore the local area. The UK’s first urban cable car is a unique way to travel. Since 2012, it has quickly become popular with Londoners and visitors alike. Over three million journeys have already been made!

As the cable car takes you 90 metres into the air you will experience spectacular views of London, from St Paul’s Cathedral to the west, to the Olympic Park and Thames Barrier in the east.

You can even hire a private cabin for groups of any size and any occasion. Each cabin accommodates up to 10 people, although we recommend a maximum of 8 for additional comfort.

There’s no better way to see London’s skyline than by flying across the Thames!

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Up at The O2
Up on the Roof!

Walk over the top of the most popular entertainment venue in the world at Up at The O2! You’ll get geared up with everything you need for this exhiliarating trek and be led by experienced guides to the top of the fantastic structure on Greenwich Peninsula.

You’ll get amazing views of Greenwich, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Canary Wharf and the mighty Thames Barrier.

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Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
A watery wildlife haven.

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park as a freshwater habitat made up of an inner and outer lake. The outer lake area has open access at all times. The inner lake area is accessible only through the Gatehouse during opening hours.

There’s a fabulous variety of wildlife in the Park, including frogs, toads and newts, plus a huge array of ‘minibeasts’. In spring and summer the Park comes alive with brightly coloured dragonflies and damselflies, and look out for butterflies over the meadow areas.

Specially designed bird hides mean you can watch the many different species, both local and visiting, without disturbing them.

Whether you enjoy bird watching, looking at wildflowers or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings you are going to love this park. It’s beautiful.

Emirates Aviation Experience
London’s most unusual attraction

At Emirates Aviation Experience you can fly an Airbus A380 or Boeing B777 fixed-base flight simulator. You select the airport, the time of day and weather conditions and pilot the plane through a take-off and landing.

Perfect for beginners, the experience is guided by an experience flight simulator instructor and it is a great way to gain insight into what it takes to fly a commercial aircraft.

You can share a session with up to three other people for airborne group fun! And it IS fun, and as long as you’re over nine years old you can have a go although you have to take an adult if you’re under twelve. Have a go!

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NOW Gallery
Exciting and exceptional installations
NOW Gallery

NOW Gallery is an exciting and bright gallery space which is part of the growing cultural life of Greenwich Peninsula.

The NOW Commission invites shortlisted artists, designers and creatives to come up with an exciting and exceptional installation that will transform and react to the gallery space.

2016 sees the gallery spreading moving into the public realm with a series of outdoor commissions. Look up for Morag Myerscough’s colourway cranes, down by the river.

The current exhibition is The Iris by Rebecca Louise Law which has filled the gallery with 10,000 fresh irises, suspended from the ceiling by copper wire. Come along and take a look!

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