Try a transport day

London is blessed with almost every kind of transport. Seeing how many different kinds of travel you can fit in one day is a great way to see the sights and have fun, especially with children. So, why not make the most of it and have a transport-themed day out just like we did?

On the Clipper - permission to use SaraKent

Coming into the Capital from the west (mainline train – tick!), we hopped on a bus (tick!) to Westminster and caught the MBNA Thames Clippers river boat (tick!) down the river to Greenwich. With its fantastic park and views, Greenwich was the perfect place to have a picnic and stretch our legs, heading up to the Royal Observatory to take in the city.

Greenwich view - permission to use SaraKent

Back down to the pier, this time we went on to North Greenwich so we could get a flight on the Emirates Air Line.

Coming in to land at EAL - permission to use SaraKent

Another tick on the list – it’s not every capital city that has a cable car and this was a big hit with the kids, who thought they were on a theme park ride.

They spotted our next mode of transport on the list too – the DLR.

Spotting the DLR from the EAL - permission to use SaraKent

So, back on solid ground again we headed over to start making our way home again. This time, by DLR (light railway – tick!) from Royal Victoria. Grabbing the front seat (of course) we enjoyed the views back into the capital, spotting the best of the skyscrapers in the evening sun.

Driving the DLR - permission to use SaraKent

Then we went underground to interchange at Bank and take the Tube home again – the final tick on the list.

We managed 6 modes of transport on our day out and saw London from lots of different perspectives. Once the family can all manage a bike, we’ll make it 7!

Go on, see how many modes of transport you can fit in on a day out in our capital and remember to share your pictures @LondonDLR #DLR30.

To make your trip even better value for money, take advantage of the combined Explore London travel ticket which gives you an online saving of 20% across the Emirates Air Line, MBNA Thames Clippers and Santander Cycles.

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