Take off with Thunderbirds Are Go at the Emirates Air Line cable car this September and October.
Thunderbirds logo and vehicles with the Emirates Air Line and O2 Take to the air with Thunderbirds Are Go on the Emirates Air Line cable car

Join us from Friday 22 September to Sunday 29 October 2017 for a unique flying experience on the Emirates Air Line. In celebration of the launch of the second children's TV series of Thunderbirds Are Go on ITV and CITV, the Thunderbirds are taking over the cable car.

During this time, visitors to the cable car can immerse themselves in scenes from Tracy Island, as they travel through the themed terminals and take off to the legendary '5-4-3-2-1' countdown in one of the cabins themed as the Thunderbirds vehicles.

There will also be specially edited sequences from the series being played on-board, including combined scenes with aerial footage of the cable car and the surrounding London landmarks. All of this can be enjoyed whilst flying at heights of 90 metres over the River Thames.

Feel like you are part of the Thunderbirds story and enjoy the unique photo opportunities around the terminals, including a large-scale model of Thunderbird 1. You can also take selfies in the cabins with characters from the show. There will also be themed announcements and Thunderbirds music around the terminals to set the mood.


There will also be some surprises in store during half term, with Thunderbirds souvenir caps being handed out to children daily, on a first-come first-served basis. There will also be a special appearance from Virgil himself every day during half term between the hours of 10am and 3.30pm. Prizes and appearances run from Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October.

Family Discovery Experience tickets

If you're visiting as a family and want to make the most out of your visit, Emirates Air Line Family Discovery Experience tickets will be available at the special discounted price of £27.50 for two adults and up to three children.

The ticket includes a non-stop return trip, souvenir guide and free entrance to the Emirates Aviation Experience.

Lady Penelope afternoon tea

Continue the Thunderbirds theme with Afternoon Tea with Lady Penelope at Meridian Lounge at InterContinental London - The O2 hotel.

Get £20 off the afternoon tea for a family of four (two adults and two children) when you show your Thunderbirds Family Discovery Experience ticket.

Advance booking is recommended. You can book online, or by calling 020 8463 6868, or emailing meridianlounge@iclondon-theo2.com. Quote 'ThunderbirdsFamily' when you book.

Prices and booking

There is no additional cost for The Thunderbirds Are Go flight experience, but customers are advised to book in advance online.

Usual packages and prices will also be available.

*Subject to availability. Please advise on allergies and dietary requirements at time of booking.