Your London trip is incomplete without going on the London Eye. This iconic fixture and experience of the city is a must-do. It’s a mandatory tourist tradition to get a picture with this giant Ferris wheel. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, it is beautiful placed on the South bank of the River Thames in London.
Booking your stay at one of the luxurious Montcalm Club Hotel will keep you central to explore the city and the London Eye. You can find these comfortable hotels in the heart of the city like the Montcalm at the Brewery London City Hotel or the Shoreditch Hotel.
Here is a list of helpful pointers for you to fully enjoy the London Eye experience.
How to get there
The London Eye is easily reachable by many modes of transport. If you are coming here by tube you can walk to the attraction from Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster tube stations. Waterloo is the closest of them all.
211, 77 and 381 are the buses that have stops close to the London Eye. You can also get down here if you are on Hop-on and Hop-off buses or any other guide tour buses.
If travelling in a group you can book a parking spot for your coach in advance. For those driving to the attraction, you can avail a discount on one of the near car parks.
For more adventurous ones you can also reach the destination via the River. There are a number of boat rides that stop at the London Eye.
If you want to save some money on this attraction you can book a ticket in advance online and enjoy a good early booking discount. You can also book it in the form of an attraction pass, where one pass can be used for a number of attractions; this also helps you save money and time. If you miss this, you can always buy a ticket straight from the counter for the same day.
While you book the London Eye experience you can also add a glass of bubbly to your experience for a small charge and enjoy the views with a drink. You also have the option to hire one of the London Eye capsule for a special occasion. A photographer can also be booked to click a professional yet memorable picture of you or your family.
The London Eye is a totally unforgettable experience. You will be enchanted by the massiveness of this wheel and the beautiful views you see while you are on it. You can choose to see it in the day time with all views bright and clear. All the main attractions of London are visible from the London Eye. You can also opt to for a night ride which is equally mesmerising. In the night you will see how beautifully London is lit all over. The glittering city is a sight you will remember always.
When to go
Most of the attractions in the city have long queues. But simple tricks like reaching early or going in the night can help you not stand in the line for long.