Local Attractions

Crossing the Thames on the Emirates Air Line, you'll discover a unique view of London. As well as some of the capital's most iconic buildings and attractions, you may see a few you'd never have thought of. Here's a little more information on some you might want to visit as part of your trip to London.

Canary Wharf

You'll find far more than just people in suits here. Although Canary Wharf is well known as a major business district (it's one of London's two main financial centres), it's also a bustling shopping and entertainment area. 

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Container City II

The unusual shapes and vivid colours of Container City II have made it one of the most unique container buildings in the world. Made up of 22 studios used by creative companies and individuals, its easily recognisable exterior is a proud celebration of the building's creativity.

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Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is a world-renowned historical ship and was one of the fastest of its time. This 19th century tea clipper is one of only three in the world remaining in its original construction, despite being restored after a fire.

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Emirates Aviation Experience

Located next to the Greenwich terminal of the Emirates Air Line, the Emirates Aviation Experience aims to provide an insight into the operations and modern achievements of commercial air travel.

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ExCeL London

Located in London's Royal Docks, ExCeL London is a world-renowned exhibition and convention space. It hosts international meetings, award ceremonies, events, product launches and banquets. 

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Greenwich Peninsula

This is an old part of London that's getting a fresh new look. What was once a toxic wasteland on the banks of the Thames (after over 100 years of intensive industrial works) is now being transformed.

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The Crystal

The Crystal provides an educational trip for all the family with the world’s largest exhibition on the future of cities. Children in particular are encouraged to get involved in science and engineering for a brighter, greener future.

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The O2

The O2 is a world-class entertainment venue which sits within a hub in the heart of North Greenwich containing shops, restaurants and a cinema.

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Thames Barrier

The famous Thames Barrier defends London against the flooding that has become an even more pressing concern for the UK over recent years. 

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Trinity Buoy Wharf

Trinity Buoy Wharf is a thriving centre for the arts and creative industries within East London. It's become the centre of a community of over 350 creative people who live and work from the unique riverside location, including artists, designers and engineers.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park sits on the site of the former London 2012 Olympic Games venue. It's now a public area and recreation space which retains some of the world-class sports facilities from the Games. 

 

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Royal Observatory

With a giant 28” refracting telescope and a 4.5 billion year-old asteroid, the Royal Observatory is the place to come for all things time and space related.

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SS Robin

In an exciting new London attraction coming later in 2014, you'll be able to explore the SS Robin. Built in 1890, she is the oldest surviving steamship in the world and is being refurbished on the southern side of Royal Victoria Dock.

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