#2: The London Eye

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 […]

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)
www.londoneye.com

The London eye at night

The London Eye

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