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Have you ever visited London Eye? What did you think of it? Let other people know by posting your photos and writing a little review.
queus incredibly long when we went on the london eye. had to queue for half hour in the cold, not under cover, but in the open air. it has a very long windy queue that goes round and round so you get to the front and then have to walk away again and so on. but it was worth the wait. the half trip up to the top of the wheel is very exciting and the views are tremendous. but then you have the other half of the trip on the way down to the bottom of the circle, which is just everyone waiting to get off.
the london eye is something that you just have to do or your trip would not be complete. it is best to go at the beginning of your holiday because you see so much that you want to do later, and you realise just how big london is. it is big! we looked out over where we went the previous day and realised just how far we had travelled. it is no wonder that you are so tired at the end of the day
all i remember is being desperate for the toilet halfway way round. first of all you have to queue up for half an hour, drinking your drink because its so hot, and then you are stuck in the pod while it goes round. when it came down and the pod opened sop i could get out, that was the best feeling
this is one of those things that you have to do when you're in London. My only criticism is the glass when it's very sunny because when i took photos on the day i was there, they came out blurry with a load of light on them. Which must have been from the sun shining through the glass. that was the only minor disappointment. The actual views are stunning. You can literally see all around you 360, but the best stuff is north of the river. there is not a lot south of the river. and it's the only place in the london where you can look down on Buckingham Palace and see what the Queen's garden looks like.
you want to get a nice day with the sun shining too, because when i went it was raining. I didn't mind the rain, and i still had some amazing views of london, but the rain dripping down the glass meant that my photos didnt turn out too great. The whole thing is encased in glass like a bubble, so the rain runs down from the top and if it's raining heavy it's like taking a photo out of your front room window in a storm. but it was still good though, well worth half an hour of your time. you should do it in the morning because you will get so many ideas of places you want to go and see from seeing them from above. and then you can spend the rest of the day visiting them.
I went on the London Eye and it was pretty good, you can see for miles. But it was like a greenhouse inside with the sun shining through and there's no shade or anywhere to go. They've got a bit of shade with the solid ceiling at the top, but i was still sweating when i got off. But it was still worth a visit and i would go again. You really can see for miles, and you can look down on the people and streets around Westminster and see what they are doing. It only seemed like we were in there for 10 minutes because time sped by quick when you're trying to look at everything, but i gather it lasted about half an hour. The first quarter turn and last quarter turn are a bit of a waste of time though because you're not much above the river, so you;ve only got that 20 minutes in the middle. Be quick with your camera!
This is a superb way to get an overview of the city, to see how big it is, and where things are in relation to each other. My only advice is that you should do it at the start of your holiday, so you can get an idea for the city before you set off on individual things. And pick a sunny day! You can see for miles all around, although its only really worth looking north because there's not much to look at in south London. one of the most impressive sights i though, was the rising Shard of Light, which seems to be reaching higher and higher every time i see it. It towers above everything on the skyline, and is London's first really amazing skyscraper, to rival any skyscraper in the world
When I look at the London Eye I wonder how on earth it stays up. Because those thin wires coming from the edge of the wheel to the middle are the only things holding it up. The tripod thing only goes to the middle, it doesn't connect with the wheel... only the little thin wires are doing that. So why doesn't the whole thing drop down, or fall over into the river? It's a death trap, you won't catch me going on it. One of these days it is going to fall over and float down the river, with everyone in it, and the last we will see of them is when they float off into the North Sea, towards the North Pole