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135 Metres Tall - The Biggest Of Its Kind
Member Name: hotrock4
Advantages: Great Experiance
We recently visited London and decided to include the London Eye as part of our visit. We booked on-line before we left because we got discount by booking in advance. The total cost of one ticket for an adult was £15.75.
The London Eye definately looks the part of something that was built to symbolise the start of the new millenium. It is the tallest observation wheel of its kind at 135 feet tall providing excellent views of up to 25 miles across the Capital.
The London Eye is very easy to get to on public transport with Waterloo tube station being very close by. Once arriving at the eye you are required to go to the ticket office which is the opposite side of the walkway from the wheel itself. We had a short queue here wating to hand in our booking confirmation and get our tickets. Once we had tickets we proceded to get on the wheel, again there was a short queue to get on but we waited less than five minutes.
When your pod comes around you board the London Eye and it takes approximately 25 minutes to complete a full revolution. The views from the top are excellent being able to see the OXO tower Big Ben, Tower Bridge and even Windsor Castle on a clear day. Inside each pod there is a bench able to seat most of the 15 or so people that were present in each one on our visit.
As a general rule of thumb through the year the London Eye is open from 10am - 9pm each day, and i would say it is definately worth a visit if your ever in London.
Summary: Great idea