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The London Eye

The London Eye
Since its 1999 opening, The London Eye has become the UK’s most popular paid-for tourist attraction – and it’s easy to see why.
The London Eye

The London Eye

Located along the South Bank, it’s right in the middle of London’s cultural quarter – so whether on the way to see a play at Shakespeare’s Globe or coming back from an exhibition at Tate Modern, The London Eye is just a few steps away.

Views from The London Eye

Since its 1999 opening, The London Eye has become the UK’s most popular paid-for tourist attraction – and it’s easy to see why. Get to the top of this 135m (443ft) high Ferris wheel and you’ll enjoy a magnificent view of London, one of the world’s most picturesque cities.

Each viewing pod on The London Eye is an inviting cocoon shape and its glass walls offer a 360 degree view of the capital. Look out over the city as your pod climbs higher and glimpse the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

To the East, the gleaming skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and the City of London come into view. From up high, you can also catch an unparalleled view of the bridges down the River Thames either, from the imperial grandeur of Tower Bridge to the understated modernity of Millennium Bridge.

Things to do near The London Eye

There’s plenty to do near The London Eye for visitors looking for other activities. Explore life under the sea at the London Sealife Aquarium, or appreciate the city from ground level on a Thames riverboat cruise. In winter, Eyeskate – the ice skating rink that pops up next to The London Eye – offers some family festive cheer.

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