• Posted:Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Book London hostels to check out the city's new cable car system

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Book London hostels to check out the city's new cable car system
Travellers heading to England's capital city will soon find the municipality to be similar to places such as Lisbon and Barcelona - all thanks to the proposed installation of a system of cable cars to be set up over the River Thames.

Booking hostels in London could be even more fun as a result and jet-setters may like to spend their time using the new service, as well as the older ones already in existence. According to the Guardian, these include a foot tunnel, a number of bridges for keen pedestrians eager to leap up from their London hostels to check out the city by foot and even, if in the right spot, a ferry.

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it will be investing £25 million into this project, which will see tourists staying in charming London hostels transported from the Greenwich peninsula to the Royal Docks area, with up to 2,500 passengers every hour taken in across in just five minutes.

Mayor Boris Johnson had this to say of the development: "A cable car spanning the majestic Thames would not only provide a unique and pioneering addition to London's skyline, but also offer a serene and joyful journey across the river."

He went on to add that anyone opting for this will be afforded great views of iconic landmarks and the newly-built Olympic park, although other benefits include faster travel times to various hotspots around the city.

And that's not all - eco-warriors heading to the capital will be pleased to hear that a further four electric vehicles were recently added to TfL's fleet, part of Mr Johnson's plans to introduce 1,000 such cars into the area.

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