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- 98%Family Travelers
- 74%Local Culture
- 71%Adventure Travelers
- 68%Art & Design Lovers
- 62%History Buffs
- 60%Luxury Travelers
- 60%Budget Travelers
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- London EyeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudentsBackpackers
The London Eye is a really big Ferris wheel at the banks of the River Thames. If you take a ride, you'll have a really great view of London, especially the Houses of Parliament. But I think for a 30 minutes ride it's pretty expensive and there's a huge queue of waiting tourists.
- London EyeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6
An iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK's most popular paid for visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year - A 5 minute walk from the apartment.
- London Eye AmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5
Slightly touristy, but the views from the London Eye are incredible! I can't even begin to estimate the numbers of photos I was snapping to map out my walk from the day before. I'd even say it is the modern version of what the Eiffel Tour is to Paris.
- London Eye
A last-minute decision to take the London Eye was very much worth the long wait. It was a beautiful day out and once inside the large capsule, furnished with a bench that my acrophobic mother had to be pulled off of, the ride starts. The wheel turns slowly but once you're higher up, the view is magnificent. It stretches out in all directions and you have a relatively good amount of time to look at it all. A pre-ordered ticket is handy for escaping lines and private capsule ride is a must if you want to really absorb everything with your loved one(s). Night rides are especially gorgeous.
- London EyeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodies
The London Eye seems like a spaceship has landed on the Thames (so Doctor Who doesn't even need to dress that set). This expensive ferris wheel moves quite slowly but gives great views of London.
You can spend more to skip the queue or get a private compartment. You can buy tickets online to make it even faster. There's a two ride ticket for not much more where you can have a day ride and a night ride.
- London EyeMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4
It's probably a must for first-time visitors, specially if you love taking pictures.
That being said, it's just a one-time only attraction.
Went there in December and there were no queues whatsoever, so in less than 20 minutes I bought my tickets AND was next in line for the attraction.
- London EyeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4
The end of the second millenia was nigh and many people around the world was worried about the 'end of the world'. What did the Brits do? Building the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world of course :) Since its opening on the 31st of December 1999 (they really didn't care if it were still exist the day after) the London Eye had becoming an iconic landmark for the capital, and the most popular paid tourist attraction. I must admit, the view from above were breathtaking when I had my chance to ride on it. The capsule itself, enough for 25 people, is pretty big. You can go around and look out of the glass window freely. The wheel itself doesn't normally stop rotating, it's slow enough to allow passenger to get on and off. And since 2005, the site has been even more famous as it has been chosen to host the annual New Year celebration with all the great fireworks display. One thing I would really like to advice you is check the weather forecast before you go on a ride, because you want to spend this much money, you would want the best experience, and a bad weather is just gonna be disappointing.
- London EyeMember ofBudget TravelersAdventure Travelers
I was initially disinterested but was forced to go regardless. Truth is, the moment I was close enough to see the size of this thing I was excited. It is HUGE! If you can get past the price and the tourists than this is definitely worth it.
The views are spectacular. I went in the morning before the sky became too hazy and was in awe. London is beautiful and what better way to see it than from atop the London Eye?
- London Eye
I had skipped the London Eye on previous visits to London, but during my last visit I finally found the time to take a ride. It's true that it is a tourist destination and overpriced, but in all honesty, the views are great! I went around sunset and was surprised to find almost no line.