I took a ride on an IFS Cloud Cable Car to see views of London from 90 metres above the Thames, and it’s my new favourite way to see the city from up high.

There are many ways to see views of the London skyline from above, but out of all of them IFS Cloud Cable Car must be one of the most easy and fun ways to do it.

The cable car takes you on a short 15-minuite ride across the Thames, running a kilometre between Greenwich Peninsula near the O2 and the Royal Docks in east London.

News Shopper: Greenwich Peninsula Greenwich Peninsula (Image: Emily Davison)The IFS Cloud Cable Cars are a popular attraction for visitors to London and the O2, so expect a queue, especially after 12pm on a weekend.

The cable cars are also open late if you want a chance to see the London skyline at night without having to pay hefty prices to do so.

The opening times are from 7am – 10pm Monday – Thursday, 7am – 11pm on Fridays, 8am – 11pm on Saturdays and 9am – 10pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

You can either get a single trip for as little as £6 or a return for £12 for an adult, and £3 for a single or £6 for a return for a child.

One cable car can fit up to six people inside and are on a constant rotation, so be sure to hop aboard in a spritely fashion, although they can be slowed if you need it.

News Shopper: Views of the O2Views of the O2 (Image: Emily Davison)

During the ride you’ll see sights of the O2, Canary Wharf, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Thames Barrier as well as famous London landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and The Gherkin.

After boarding the cable car, the ride takes you out and begins its journey from the Greenwich Peninsula over the Thames.

Make sure to look back to get great views of the O2 and Greenwich as you go and take a look over to see views of London City Airport and the Thames Barrier.

Unlike other high views of London, this gives you the most variety of views, as traveling across the length of the Thames you can see things from several different angles so that it never feels stagnant.

News Shopper: Views of east London from 90 metres high Views of east London from 90 metres high (Image: Emily Davison)

After getting many photos and spying several landmarks through my small telescope, we disembarked to have a walk around the Royal Docks.

The Royal Docks is near to ExCel London and a short walk from Royal Victoria Station via the DLR.

There’s several places to eat and drink by the river side as well as food stalls if you want to grab something to go on a walk by the dockside.

After a short walk we returned to the Royal Docks to board a cable car back to the O2, where we enjoyed more views of the city.

If you fancy making a day of it, North Greenwich Pier is a short walk away where you can board a Thames Clipper into central London.

All in all, this is one of those bucket list things you should do at least once whether you live in London or are just visiting the city.