We finally made the journey to the top of the London Eye. It was forecast to rain all week, except for Monday, so that’s when we headed into the city. It was a cold mostly clear night and the view was spectacular.
The London Eye opened in March 2000 as part of the millennium celebration and is 443 feet tall. I am happy to tell you that the ride was very smooth and the pods were large and spacious so it feels very safe and secure. The entire trip around takes 30 minutes, moving so slowly it is hard to feel the motion. Through the glass walls you get a beautiful 360 degree view of the city of London. Parliament and Big Ben are right across the Thames so you can’t miss them. The area around The Eye this time of year is festive and fun to explore. They have an ice rink, merry-go-round, and rows of booths offering hot food, treats, souvenirs, Christmas gifts and local crafts.
Tickets can get a bit pricey, but there are on-line discounts if you plan ahead. There is a short 4-D movie to watch before boarding which is very high-tech and gives a bird’s-eye view of the area around the Eye.
Time for the slideshow…