This giant ferris wheel is near the top of any London sightseers ‘to do’ list, especially those travelling with children. If you only have time to do one thing in London, this is it.
In a glass capsule with 10 other people, your 30-minute guided ‘flight’ will take you to a peak of 450 feet (it’s the tallest observation wheel in the world) and offers panoramic 360-degree views over london.
During the day (weather permitting), guides will show you all the sights within a 25-mile radius, making this a good introduction to the layout of london. And at night, when the city is lit up, the view is even more amazing.
Address: Jubilee Gardens, London SE1 – on the south bank of the River Thames, opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
Opening times: The london eye is closed on December 25th, and for most of January (usually from around the 6th – until the end of January) for annual maintenance. Other than this, it is open every day of the year.
Admission charges: Adult £13, Senior Citizen / Student £10.00, Children (5 – 15) £6.50, Children under 5 free.
The ticket office is inside county hall – the building next to the London Eye.
For further information, visit the website: www.londoneye.com