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I saw Charlie geting ready for bed yeeew!
Member Name: sympatic
Advantages: Interesting to do
Disadvantages: Bit pricey and London is not the greatest skyline in the world
It does sort of make me laugh that when you go on the London Eye they describe it as a flight rather than a ride, lets be honest you hardly take off and find yourself in lovely warmer climes with a cocktail on a secluded beach as the sun sets listening to the gentle rolling waves as they break on pristine sand, no instead you go in a big circle for half an hour only to buy an over priced coffee from a burger van while you look at the polluted waters of the Thames.
To be honest I quite enjoyed my trip on the London Eye however at a cost of over £30 for the two of us it would have been rather expensive however using clubcard deals cut the cost by 75%.
One of the problems with it is that to be honest the London skyline is not that impressive when you compare it with some other cities around the world like New York, Rome, Paris and Sydney. It is located close to the Houses of Parliament and the Queens gaff so you get a good view of Big Ben and Liz bedroom while some of the newer buildings in London are making an affort to improve the view, the gherkin springs to mind.
We went at early evening when the queues can get a big long but we pre-booked our tickets anyway but there was a very short queue that night anyway You board a capsule which I guess holds about a dozen or more people, it being the start of winter when we went it was no where near full and then off you go on a very sedate journey.
It is one of those things that is worth doing but I would not want to pay full price, using clubcard vouchers was worth it though.
Summary: London attraction.