Before you protest and say that the London Eye is overrated, hear me out. There is nothing like the sunny summer day with blue skies and you being on the London Eye, overlooking the city of London from above! And that was the time I went on the London Eye.
The London Eye is an iconic landmark of London, complete with the River Thames and Big Ben. On a sunny day, local students picnic at the park, in front of the London Eye whilst the tourists queue to get on it.
Is It Worth It?
It’s absolutely worth it if you are there on a nice sunny day. When it’s May, before it gets too hot, and you have a shot with sunny day and blue skies, that’s where you go up on the London Eye.
I’d say that to make the most out of your quid, get a beautiful day and take the London Eye during sunset. It costs £25 per adult and you can book a private capsule for parties, guests and a champagne round.
What Do You See?
I love that you can see the whole of London’s beautiful cityscape from above. The Big Ben, Westminster parliament, St Paul’s, Gherkin building, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Canary Wharf, etc.
And if you know London a little more, you can also spot the residential districts like Hampstead and Highgate.
Some Facts about the London Eye
- The London Eye is the fourth-largest Ferris wheel in the world! It takes 30min to make a round, turning at 0.6 miles per hour. It is technically taller than the Shard (1,004 ft) if you measure the circumference of the wheel (1,392 ft).
- If you have been on the London Eye, you can join the club. 3.5million people check out the Eye every year. That is how many people on the Eye everyday. Be prepared to be queueing for a bit, even when you have pre-booked your tickets! For some reason, it is always massively packed with people. And on rainy days too! The classic British weather.
- Because so many people around the know about this iconic Eye structure, there are plenty of replicas around the world today! Including Las Vegas (High Roller), Seattle (Great Wheel) and Legoland Windsor. There isn’t a replica of the London Eye in China yet, but you can find the replica of the Tower Bridge in Suzhou, China.
Ps: If you are interested making a round in London, try this hop-on hop-off bus for just £1!
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