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London Eye

Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
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    We get a really cloudy day (ow really?!), so we couldnt see most of the city. But its a iconic ride, to see the Parlament and the river.

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  • London Eye Pro 2014
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    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.

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    The Eye is a 20 minutes spin about the top of London with views of many historic sites, including the Palace

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    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.

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    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.

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    Unmissable, unmistakable and not to miss. Sometimes the lines can be obnoxiously long, but in my opinion, the view at night time is stunning and really worth it!

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  • London Eye

    Stroll along the River Thames as you leave Parliament Underground Station. The Eye is really nothing special unless you go on a clear day!

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    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.

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  • London Eye

    is super, I recommend great views perfect for taking photos of the city up on the day is perhaps the best option to enjoy the beautiful views.

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    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.

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    While the London Eye provides a fantastic view of London, the lines are long and you can never be sure about the weather.

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    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.

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    If you go on a clear day the view from the top is great. Book tickets in advance so that you don't have to queue.

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    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.

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    A bit pricey for about a 20 minute ride around the Ferris wheel. Something a bit more modern to all the history of London but it offers stunning views of the city

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  • London Eye

    People asked where is best view of london from top i can say this is one , london eye is crowd and is not so special but it is one of the most must go . i give 3 Stars but i recommend everybody to go if they have enough time

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    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?

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    Who would have thought a ferris wheel would become such an important and iconic part of London? It's a great way to see the Thames and the surrounding area.

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    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.

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    Great ride, and you have some amazing views. The wait in line can be long though, and it is a rather pricey tourist attraction.

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Known as both the London Eye and the Millennium Wheel, this huge 450-foot ferris wheel on the South Bank gives a fabulous bird's eye view of London, if your stomach is strong enough. Its inception in the beginning of 2000 honoured the Millenium; and the spectacular views stretch for 25 miles on a clear day to include views of Windsor and Tunbridge Wells. Up to 25 people can fit in each of the wheel's "capsules." The wheel turns surprisingly slowly-it takes thirty minutes to go round, so there's plenty of time to spot landmarks and take photos. There's a menace looming high above the River Thames, across from Big Ben and the House of Parliament. I kid, I kid. It's just the London Eye, a giant ferris wheel that offers the best views in London. The lines may be long, but the entire ride around the wheel takes about 30 minutes, so you'll get plenty of time to enjoy the view when you finally make it to the front.

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