An iconic landmark in London, the London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel which gives visitors an aerial view of London from a staggering height of 135 meters. A recent addition to the London skyline, it has climbed to the position of the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.
The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel as it is also known is a monster of a Ferris wheel, 135-metre (443 ft) tall, situated on the banks of the Thames River in Central London. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. Constructed in 1999, it is "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel" and attracts over 3.5 million people annually.
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A very popular tourist destination, the London Eye is also an important landmark in London. In a book about the project, Sir Richard Rogers, winner of the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize, wrote, “The Eye has done for London what the Eiffel Tower did for Paris, which is to give it a symbol and to let people climb above the city and look back down on it. Not just specialists or rich people, but everybody. That's the beauty of it: it is public and accessible, and it is in a great position at the heart of London.”
The gradual flight in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approx. 30 minutes and offers spectacular views of London and its most famous Landmarks.
Apart from an amazing aerial view of the majestic city, London Eye also offers visitors a host of services to make their trip memorable. You can enjoy a glass of Pommery Brut Royal champagne served by your host or enjoy Britain’s most loved summer beverage, Pimm's and lemonade, at Britain’s most iconic landmark, the London Eye while you take in the scintillating views of the city from the air. You can also combine your trip to the London Eye with a London Eye River Cruise and be enthralled by the sights of this beautiful city.
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Enjoy the benefits of checking in just 15 minutes before your flight and bypassing the majority of the queue with fast track London Eye Tickets. This service is ideal for individuals and small groups at weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays. Adults also receive a souvenir guidebook whilst children( over five) are given an in-flight kids pack containing a mini guide and Eye spy binoculars.
Enjoy a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne served by your host whilst you take in the amazing views. This great value package is ideal for small groups or couples and includes fast track entrance, priority boarding and a souvenir guidebook. A non-alcoholic alternative is also available. Children receive an in-flight kids pack and a soft drink instead of the guidebook.
Experience breathtaking views in style from the luxury of your own private capsule. Enjoy exclusive check in, fast track entry and priority boarding as you are escorted to London eye. Enhance your flight with a London Eye host who can answer any questions you may have. The package also includes a free in-flight mini guide for each guest.
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