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The London Eye

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Address: The Queen's Walk | South Bank of the River Thames, London SE1 7PB, England
Phone Number: +44 870 990 8883
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Breathtaking views are available to vistors of London Eye. More than a...

Breathtaking views are available to vistors of London Eye. More than a ferris wheel ride -- London Eye's rotating attraction offers 32 enclosed capsules for full, 360 degree views of historic London.

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London Eye: Private Capsule

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Amazing 360 view

Long queue getting on it but it's worth the wait. View is fantastic. One should try this at least once. Besides, it's one of the main attractions... so why not!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long queue getting on it but it's worth the wait. View is fantastic. One should try this at least once. Besides, it's one of the main attractions... so why not!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The night view, which is what we had, is very good. I have heard that both day and night are good views. The rotation is a slow-rotation; it reaches pretty high. It gives a great view of the city. You don't have to buy the fast track tickets unless the line is very long. The line moves consistently.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are other places to get better views of london.its very quick for the price.the windows were dirty so pictures were ruined. Ticked off list but wouldnt do it again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view of London from the high of London Eye provides a fabulous view. You can see almost all the important structures from there.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my fear of heights decided this was a good idea! Yes I sat down in to middle for the 30min duration. Yes I didn't look down once but I did experience the sights looking out over London. I would definitely recommend it and would definitely to do it again!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to London for husbands birthday weekend, we booked London eye via the sun vouchers, would have been really disappointed if paid fir this

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son wanted to do this as part of our visit to London. It is a tourist must do, and the view was great. However I found it a bit boring after the first few minutes it has to be sdaid. we got there for 10 last Saturday and were on board within 20 minutes (we had pre paid tickets).... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I will say, the London Eye had amazing views of the city. The 4-D show prior was a nice addition. just somehow, I expected more. I think it is a pretty high price to pay for what you get. That being said, it is a neat experience, and my kids loved the interactive i-pads that showed them where the landmarks... More 

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I went on the London Eye soon before closing time. The time and the cold made the crowd almost non existent. It was nice that it was very quick. I would advise advance tickets or skip the line tickets if you went at a normal time. This was a very interesting ride. You go for one revolution at a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I assumed it was just a tourist trap. However it was totally worth it. Views at spectacular and the visibility from inside the 'capsule' is really fantastic. Money well spent.

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Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
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