Have a ride on the London Eye

London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, London 51.503413 -0.119747
Dates & Time:
Every day
Closed (middle two weeks of Jan); 10 AM to 8.30 PM (last week of Jan-Mar); 10 AM to 9.30 PM (first half of Apr); 10 AM to 9 PM (second half of Apr); 10 AM to 9 PM (Sun-Thu, May-Jun); 10 AM to 9.30 PM (Fri-Sat, May-Jun); 10 AM to 9.30 PM (Sat-Thu, Jul-Aug); 10 AM to 11.30 PM (Fri, Jul-Aug); 10 AM to 8.30 PM (Sep-first week of Jan)
Tickets & Cost:
Adult £23; Senior £20; Child (4-15) £17; Infant (under-4) free; Family (2 ad+2 ch)
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A ride on the London Eye is one of the must-do events in any tourist's stay.

Once you have negotiated the queues (which can be quite lengthy -- maybe 30-60 minutes), you will step into a pod as it rises slowly around the wheel. As you get higher you can peer down into Horse Guards parade ground and pick out Buckingham Palace, which appears to be marooned inside a forest of trees at the end of St. James's Park.

Part of the fun comes in spotting hard-to-see landmarks like Nelson's Column amongst the rooftops, and the distant dome of St. Paul's Cathedral. The Shard and Canary Wharf are easy, but separating out the buildings in the Square Mile will take a bit more skill. Once you get over the top of the wheel and start coming back down, you can enjoy the best view of Big Ben and Parliament from anywhere in London.

Inside the pod is a small bench to sit on (useful if your legs turn to jelly -- it's quite high up!), but that's basically it. There are no telescopes. But you do get floor-to-ceiling windows all the way around, so you'll always be able to hog a bit of window.

Craig absolutely hates heights, but he has been on the London Eye a couple of times now so he can write a review. You can read his review on the London blog. We also have a page full of other great viewing spots in London.

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 Guest – “I have been on it in the past and it is one way of seeing the capital from a different view, night or day. The London Eye was created I think originally in 1999 to mark the millennium, the year 2000.”

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