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The London Eye

The South Bank, SE1 7PB

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The London Eye
7/10 from 1 user reviews
ADDRESS:The South Bank, SE1 7PB

MAP:See The London Eye on a map


About: This fantastic landmark was completed in January 2000 after more than seven years in construction, by a team of engineers from across five European countries. The London Eye rises majestically from the Jubilee Gardens on the South bank of the River Thames one hundred and thirty-five metres into the London skyline. The Eye weighs more than sixteen hundred tones and incorporates over four miles of cables. From the highest point, you can see twenty-five miles in every direction giving a spectacular view of St. Paulís Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster. The London Eye is the world largest observation wheel and the fourth highest structure in the skies of London, with only Canary Wharf, Tower 42 and the London Telecom Tower being higher. Each of the thirty-two capsules holds up to twenty-five passengers and as such the London Eye attracts an average of more than fifteen thousand visitors per day.The London Eye grew from the imagination of husband and wife architects, Julia Barfield and David Marks as a monument for the new Millennium. Visitors to The London Eye will also find themselves within close proximity to the IMAX cinema and the London Aquarium. Tickets for The Eye start at £8.50 for adults, £5.50 for children under sixteen and are free for children under five years old.

If you are looking for a beautiful, unique and truly inspirational venue for your wedding why not say 'Eye Do' 135 meters above the majestic sights of London in your own private capsule, beautifully decorated with flowers? The iconic attraction has hosted hundreds of brides and grooms since 2001 and is one of the most unique ways to celebrate the ultimate display of love and commitment.

The nearest station is Waterloo.


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Vinopolis Whisky Tasting Experience on the London Eye
Time: Every second Saturday 17.30 - 18.30
Admission: £48
Location: The London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London


The Latest User Reviews of The London Eye

User Rating: 7 / 10
Added: Apr 2012
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The actual experience in the London Eye was fantastic x However the ticket process was a joke. People were frustrated. When I joined my friend in the queue as she was buying my ticket too the person in front took umbridge and purposely elbowed me and behaved dreadfully!

Name: Sarah
Location: Godalming

Added on Tue 24 Apr 2012 at 11:11:30
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Bruce Richmond
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The best place in town to watch the fireworks

Added on Wed 19 Jan 2005 at 23:27:57
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This one has got to be near the top of the list for something to do whilst in London... A lesson in geography, history, scale and engineering...

Added on Thu 22 Jul 2004 at 14:11:23
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Wow! what an amazing view of the city. I didn't realise how much I didn't like heights until I went on this.

Added on Thu 15 Jul 2004 at 18:11:59
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