The London Eye is a spectacular opportunity to view the sites and sounds of London. This 30 minute ride starts out with boarding one of the London Eye’s beautiful egg shaped capsules and soaring up into a panoramic view of London’s extravagant skyline.
Visit the London Eye
London is beautiful all year round. And the most breathtaking time to see it is to visit the London Eye at sunset, where the sun melts over the antique rooftops of London and the sky slowly morphs from its dazzling pink and oranges into its rich purples and blues.
This million dollar idea started out as a humble sketch in the South London kitchen of David Marks and Julia Barfield for a competition to design a millennium landmark. The idea for the London Eye was shunned by the competition makers, but picked up by British Airways. Sixteen months later, the British Airways London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, became one of the largest structures ever hoisted into the sky and marked the beginning of the newest way to see London.
The price of London Eye tickets start at £13.00 pounds (approximately US $23.00) and children under five get in free. The Fast Track flight is a once around flight and with a brief overview of London. The Discover flights include a tour guide and the Champagne flights offer champagne and a more formal way to see London. You may also hire a private capsule for 375 pounds. So take the time to enjoy a flight in the London Eye and see for yourself how beautiful and remarkable London’s scenery can be.
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