Newest Review: ... a 20% discount but also means you don't have to queue to buy tickets. A family of four ticket costs just over £50. There is still a queue... more
Member Name: Laminator123
Date: 14/08/10, updated on 09/12/12 (38 review reads)
Advantages: See landmarks, relaxing
Disadvantages: Might be a little pricey
This is one of London's most iconic landmark. After having read about it and heard about it, I finally got the chance to see it last Winter. It is one of the most stunning things ever, especially at night when all the lights are on, so I can only imagine what it would be like at Christmas. Truly magical.
A 'flight' on the London Eye lasts around half an hour with breathtaking views including the River Thames and Buckingham Palace. There are 31 capsules, each capsule holding up to around 20+ people.
For a standard flight, it is £17.95 for an adult and £9.50 for a child (4-15). Tickets purchased online are slightly cheaper. Children under the age of 4 can go free.
Fast track tickets are also avilable to purchase online to beat the queues, although the prices of these tickets are considerably higher.
Champagne flights are avilable for around £33 an adult. Children are also allowed on but are obviously not allowed to have any alcoholic drinks. Champagne flights are ideal for couples or special occasions.
If you are travelling from outside of London, then Waterloo station is within walking distance to the London Eye.
You can get your photo taken whilst you are inside the capsule on the London Eye so look out for the camera located on one side of the capsule. I totally missed it when I went so I didn't manage to get a picture. Well, not of my face anyway.
They do tell you when they take the photo, however, if your capsule is noisy, you may not hear it. Also, remember to look at the massive camera, not the CCTV looking thing to the right of it.
A must see and you should definitely incorporate this into your plans if you are visiting London.
Summary: Worth the money
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