The London Eye is probably one of the most iconic landmarks on the South Bank of the River Thames. When it opened in 2000, it was the largest Ferris Wheel globally, standing at 443 feet tall. However, Las Vegas later topped it with a 550 feet tall version, called The High Roller. Despite this, the Millennium Wheel (as it’s also called) remains the largest in Europe. I just thought I’d share a few facts with you in case you were interested!
Despite their faces – they actually really enjoyed it – for the first 10 minutes…!
With tickets starting at £24.30* an adult, it’s pretty pricey, but despite that, it’s certainly worth a visit. On a clear day, you get a fantastic view of the city. I imagine it would be incredible in the evening too. Although you can just rock up and purchase a ticket, there are also many extra packages to choose from for special occasions, from wine tasting, private pods, package deals and bespoke events.
The overall experience lasts approximately 30 minutes, but unfortunately, it takes longer to queue to get onto the wheel than it does once you’re in the pod taking in the sights. After 10 minutes, the boys were bored and complaining they needed a wee just as we were about to reach the top – which wasn’t ideal timing.
Despite their complaining of no toilets in the pod and constant questioning of “when is this going to be over?” (the views (when blocking out said whinging) are absolutely incredible. Seeing The Thames snaking through the city and the many famous landmarks you can view for miles makes it a must-see attraction. It’s certainly top of the list of things to do in London! You have to experience it at least once. Although maybe go once with the kids and then once without them – they will be completely different experiences!
*At time of writing this review.