Visiting the London Eye

The London Eye is the world’s largest observation wheel, located on the Thames River. It offers a unique experience and beautiful views of Westminster Palace, Big Ben and the entire city of London.

Access to the London Eye is wide-ranging; be it by tube, rail, bus, car or more, you can get there to an amazing experience fairly easily. Hours of operation are as follows; October-March 10am-8pm daily, April 10am-9pm daily, May and June 10am-9pm Sunday-Thursday and 10am-9:30pm Friday and Saturday, July and August 10am-9:30pm daily, and September 10am-9pm daily. Tickets offer a 4D experience in addition to the varied packages, flights and cruises available. If looking for an organized trip, you can choose one of the packages to receive savings on your hotel stay, dining and seeing a show in addition to your visit to the London Eye.

The London Eye offers private capsules for party events, featuring capsules for a child’s party, romantic Cupid’s capsule or even a chocolate tasting visit. Capacity ranges from maximum 15-25 guests, depending on the package you choose, and features different amenities from champagne and truffles to an event in which all guests will be made-up by the Powderpuff girls for a glamorous hour of pampering.

If traveling for business, the London Eye has alternatives for office parties, meetings or entertaining clients. Packages can include a party at the Sea Life Aquarium after your flight or a delicious dining experience before or after your flight.

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Westminster Palace from the London Eye

While going on a holiday is often mostly for enjoyment and relaxation, there is also usually room for education since one frequently learns something new when visiting a new location or attraction. In the capsule, weighing 10 tons, you will be entering and exiting your capsule without the wheel ever stopping. When at the top of the rotation, 135m in the air, you will have a view of 40km around. You will be joining the ranks of 3.5 million other visitors the London Eye sees each year; that?s over 6,000 jumbo jets filled with passengers!

After your flight you can visit the London Eye gift shop to purchase a token to remember your day or a gift for a friend or family member. There is also the Zen Cafe where you can have a seat and enjoy an array of beverages, snacks and sandwiches. All areas of the London Eye, ticket office, cafe and toilet areas are fully accessible for those with disabilities.

When planning your trip, make sure to organize and plot out your stops and visits so that you can make the most of your trip. Booking flight and checking admission prices and policies beforehand will greatly help your peace of mind while on holiday.
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