London Eye is the giant wheel by the River Thames. You can’t really miss it even if you’re so busy taking selfies at the Parliament Hall where Big Ben is. During the day, I wasn’t really impressed, especially when London is gloomy and cloudy. There’s nothing to be awed at, really.
Unfortunately, on the day I decided to try it, I was discouraged by the long queue at the ticket booth. I have no patience lining up in a searing summer day. And on the last day, I went back with a friend but it’s the same scene – a never-ending queue. I tried to book online but for strange reason my credit card was denied. So, I just abandoned the plan of riding Europe’s largest Ferris Wheel. Maybe, next time?
London Eye has two other names: Coca Cola London Eye and Millennium Wheel.
It is 135 meters tall and passengers are treated to a 360-degree view of the city.
Not so much impressive during the day, but at night it’s on fire! Simply flaming gorgeous! 😉
The Millennium Wheel is London’s most-visited tourist attraction.
There are 32 high-tech glass capsules with interactive guide in different languages.
On a very clear day, you can see as far as 40 kilometres from where it stands.
As you go up, you can follow the pulsating course of the mighty River Thames. One slow rotation takes about 30 minutes.
Make sure to watch the 4-minute 4D video presentation about London Eye. It comes with the ticket. See it before you embark on your trip – up the London sky!
Saving Tips in London
To make your trip easier, without having to worry where to go, what transport to take and without having to join the queue for the ticket, you’d better buy London Explorer or London Pass. Both can save you a lot of money and time, especially if you’re gonna be in the city for just a couple of days.
WHERE TO STAY IN LONDON
Well, we all know that London isn’t cheap. Getting an affordable place to stay in the middle of action or of everything is a definitely a challenge to browse from one website to another. Then I found. And yes, it’s in Soho and very accessible to the metro / subway, shops, bars, restaurants, groceries, and more. The rooms aren’t cramped but also not spacious. I love the bold colors in their interior and wifi was pretty good.