Have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway

Address:
Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Bank underground station, The City, London 51.5133 -0.0886
Dates & Time:
Every day
Trains run every 5 minutes (approx, depending on where you pick it up and where you're going)
Tickets & Cost:
This is a normal DLR train, so you just have to pay the relevant train fare
Buses:
The following bus routes go near Docklands Light Railway (DLR): 8, 11, 23, 25, 26, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 242
London bus fares 2016
Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit Docklands Light Railway (DLR) are Bank Cannon Street Mansion House Monument Moorgate
London train fares 2016
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Read The London Craig blog> Read Craig’s review  I’ve tried this event myself. Check out my London blog for a full review, with photos.  Feel free to ask me a question about this event

The next time you're travelling to Greenwich, give the tube a miss and try the Docklands Light Railway instead.

These aren't your normal kind of trains. They don't have any cabins at the front so you can sit right at the end and look out the window -- a bit like sitting on the top-deck of a double-decker bus.

Part of the route is on a normal train track, but a fair bit will take place on a monorail above-ground, offering you a fantastic view of the scenery as it whizzes past. And when it goes below ground it's even better, because you can see the tunnel twisting and turning ahead of you! It's almost like a roller-coaster ride.

There are plenty of routes to choose from, but we recommend catching it at Bank (the start of the line) and getting off at Canary Wharf (you will need to board the train to Lewisham). The steel and glass skyscrapers at Canary Wharf are worth a look, especially when the train pulls into the futuristic stations above the water. You'll also get some great views of the river and the Millennium Dome. The journey beyond that to Cutty Sark is worth doing as well (but only if you're going to Greenwich).

Craig has tried this journey out, and definitely recommends it. You can read his review on his London blog. You might also enjoy his review of the London underground. He's also put together a marathon bus/train journey around London, using the buses, boats, trains and DLR.

 

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