London: The London Eye

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At 135m, Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has already won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement.

Excerpt from ‘London Eye’

To see a birds-eye view of London, this is one of the london-eye01best places to see it, especially if it a clear day in the skies. The London Eye takes 30 minutes to complete one full rotation and it feels like you are almost not moving, the only indication is the constantly changing perpespective of the skyline.

Like Big Ben, Westminister and the Thames, the attraction is always a feature during big celebrations particularly the fireworks at New Years, so it is no surprise why it is such a draw for visitors and on many bucket lists.

There are many types of tickets to choose from to suit your needs and plans, as well as tickets that include entry to other attractions that may interest you. I would advise booking your tickets online, as this can save you up to 15% on the ‘pay on the day’ price. A standard adult ticket purchased online is £19.35 (£23 if bought on the day) and it includes 1 trip on the London Eye with each capsule containing interactive guides, as well as entry to a 4D cinema experience located near the ticket booth at the attraction.

Is it worth the price? At 19.35/£23 a ticket, this isn’t cheap and the price very much reflects the fact that it is in a prime location in the capital city and a massive draw for tourists. Other similiar, yet smaller attractions in the UK do not charge near this much, the York wheel being around £7. If you happen to be travelling by National Rail to the city, take advantage of the 2-4-1 offer on this attraction (and many others), then I feel it is worth the money as it is half the cost between you.

The area around the London Eye is teaming with other smaller attractions, as well as shops, cafes and open spaces which will sometimes have street performers ranging from dancers to singers and even comedians – You’ll be surprised at what you come across!

My View

A panoramic view on a cloudy day, so imagine what you could see and how far on a clear day…

Remember the camera!

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9 thoughts on “London: The London Eye

    1. I agree and like many tourist placs around the world, prices will often shock you whether it is a currency you are familiar with or not.

      My uncle lives in London, so in recent times it has been more of a ‘local’ experience with him as the tour guide 🙂

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      1. I have done a boat trip down a part of the Thames and walked it… My uncle loves to walk everywhere he can in London, if possible.

        Further afield in London, or the world? I have definately been to Heathrow and Gatwick on the tube/train to visit continental Europe and USA. London wise, apart from above, to use the Tube Map as reference, the furthest out I have been is around zone 3 and 4 areas.

        Still places I want to visit in the capital 😀

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      2. I have been to the Lakes a few times, but have visited the Yorkshire Dales more as I am much closer too them. Visited the Moors too, three stunning places that are up North 🙂

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