Emirates Air Line

Comm, Thames

13 September 2012 • View of the Royal Docks while travelling north across the Thames. Also called the Emirates Cable Car, the ride crosses the River Thames between the Greenwich Peninsula (the boarding point being near North Greenwich Underground Station) to the Royal Docks (which is a short walk from Royal Victoria DLR Station). Cabins arrive every 30 seconds and each flight takes about 10 minutes each way. The one-kilometre (0.62 mi) gondola cable crosses the Thames, supported on three 90 m (300 ft) supports.

 

13 September 2012 • View of the O2 Arena (originally called Millennium Dome) while travelling south in the cable car. Canary Wharf Tower, surrounded by the other tall office blocks, can be seen in the background.

 

13 September 2012 • Zoom view of the some of the supports for the Dome.ON the far right is the Ontario Tower – the tallest of the apartment blocks on the New Providence Wharf estate.

Clapham Common

Comm

4 April 2002 • Clapham Common is one of the largest commons in London. There is plenty of open space – including three large ponds.

 

2 April 2017 • The common is on the west side of the original old village of Clapham. Shops line the street called The Pavement.

 

2 April 2017 • A new church called Holy Trinity was erected on the common in the late 18th century. It is seen to advantage in spring before the leaves form on the surrounding trees.

 

2 April 2017 • The attractive bandstand – the largest in London – is situated near the centre of the common.

 

2 April 2017 • The Windmill Inn, a Georgian building, that was once used a coaching inn stands near the main road which runs across the common.

 

2 April 2017 • Some of the streets surrounding the common – this one is Clapham Common North Side – are lined with elegant Georgian terraces.