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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 (0) 870 990 8883
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10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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 Ticket with Skip-the-Line
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London Eye: Private Capsule
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That's high! ...would recommend fast track tickets for a little extra no queuing for hours. Person in ticket office was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great views of London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

That's high! ...would recommend fast track tickets for a little extra no queuing for hours. Person in ticket office was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great views of London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the experience as did my 13 year old. The website just didn't work so we went to the ticket office early and in the end didn't wait long. It isn't cheap though. The included 4D experience was fine but not really necessary - designed to distract from the queue? Various photos and whatnot fun but too expensive. That said... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bit overrated . Slow and quite boring really . Small lad was like a hamster half way round !!! Area opposite is really dirty as well, covered in litter .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We awoke to a stunning summers day and decided a birds eye view of London would be a great thing to do. Hopped on-line and bought our tickets in advance, thankfully, because by the time we got there the queue was very long for the ticket purchase. We were very quickly into the pod and on our way. There were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you walk in the night you can have a great view of the london eye you can see all the lights. Also you can enjoy of the other atractions around

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very popular attraction and rightly so. It provides a good view over London and is central to a number of other attractions. We had the "skip the line" ticket bought online but still had a 15 minute wait but then were aboard the Eye relatively quickly. The pods are not overpacked so you can move around and,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit if you have never been. On a clear day the views are spectacular. We have young children aged between 4 and 9 and they all loved. Look out for an offer to get the best deals and try and avoid holiday periods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

IF GOING HERE BEST TIME TO VISIT FIRST THING IN THE MORNING ... AS IT GETS VERY VERY BUSY ...... not sure how much it costs as we are prremium Merlin pass holders so we get to go for free and also fast track . if you want to see all the sites of London in one go this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a Sunday morning, be prepared to waite about 30 minutes. But, the wait is worth it. The views are spectacular, and you can see the evolution of London. Watch out for your children, since the place is really busy.

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While it's always nice to look at a city from high above, I definitely wouldn't recommend a trip to the London Eye unless you have time to spare and have visited everything else in town (which I doubt you ever could). It's pretty expensive, queues are long and tiring and the price and wait isn't worth what turns out to... More 

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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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