Since opening in March 2000, the London Eye has become an iconic London landmark. As the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction, it’s visited by over 3.5 million people a year.
The London Eye is the vision of David Marks and Julia Barfield, a husband and wife architect team. The wheel design was used as a metaphor for the end of the 20th century, and time turning into the new millennium. The 32 futuristic looking capsules, accommodates up to 25 passengers, where a complete turn (yes you only get one spin on the wheel) takes about 30 minutes and apparently on a clear day you can see up to 40 kilometers in all directions.
Hands down the best place to sip champagne and watch the sun go down over London (for a mere £31)…and you will get major brownie points on Valentines Day.
Tip: With all of the hordes of tourists down there, definitely pre-book your visit online as it’s cheaper and faster (£17 for the standard and £26 for the fast track)
London Eye Westminster Bridge Road South Bank London SE1 7PB (Southwark, South Bank)