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London Eye

Built for the millennium celebration, The London Eye has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in London today.

We wanted to see London at night so we boarded our capsule around 7pm (February 2012) and we have to say thoroughly enjoyed the 30 minute ride.  It was so smooth, it really did not feel like we were moving at all.

From the capsule you really do have a bird's eye view of London, and you can easily spot the major tourist attractions, such as The Tate Modern, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral which are all illuminated at dusk.  

If you follow the Thames you will see The Monument beside London Bridge and further down the river you will catch site of Tower Bridge glowing in the night sky.

We paid £18.90 for an adult ticket (Feb 2012), but if you prebook online you get a 10% discount, also look out for the Combination Ticket if you are thinking of visiting more than one attraction in London.

The London Eye is a WhichHoliday.tv Top 10 UK Attraction and was a great way to end our day in London, it was relaxing, interesting and well worth the visit.

 

Five Eye Facts

  1. The London Eye welcomes an average of 3.5 million customers every year. 
  2. The London Eye can carry 800 passengers per revolution.
  3. Each of the 32 capsules weighs 10 tones.
  4. Each rotation takes about 30 minutes, meaning a capsule travels at a steady 26cm per second, or 0.9km (0.6 miles) per hour.
  5. The height of the London Eye is 135m, making it the fourth tallest structure in London after the BT Tower, Tower 42 and One Canada Square in Canary Wharf.

 

 

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