Opened in 2000, London Eye quickly became one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. It is a prominent skyline structure that attracts over 3.75 million local and international visitors. The giant wheel offers you to forget everything else in the breathtaking views of London.
In 2015, the World’s famous soda brand Coca-Cola started sponsorship for the rotating and officially named it Coca Cola London Eye. The skyline structure primarily aimed to exist temporarily since its construction was meant to celebrate the millennium. Its unmatchable popularity made the authorities let the landmark continue attracting visitors just like the Eiffel Tower.
The London Eye has 32 capsules, numbered from 1 to 33, though the list does not include the number 13 for superstitious reasons. You will find diagrams to indicate all the different attractions and landmarks. The availability of touch screen devices inside each capsule allows you to get more information about various iconic landmarks you can see during your visit.
Let us find out how visiting London Eye offers a unique experience and what you can do to enhance it further.
Use London Eye Guide App
The cantilevered wheel lets visitors enjoy the beautiful views of Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliaments. It is easier to enhance your overall experience by downloading the London Eye Guide app on your smartphone. The guide is available for free in several languages. It allows you to discover historical insights and fun facts about the primary attractions around London City. Ideally, you should have your binoculars when riding on London Eye, though you can always buy some before boarding if you have forgotten to bring them.
Board on the Capsule
Each capsule on the giant wheel of the London Eye allows up to 28 visitors to board at once. While these capsules have no designated seats, you would find a bench in the center of each capsule for those who want to sit. Most visitors spend their time pressing their noses to the windows and viewing the fascinating views. London Eye makes a 30-minute rotation, which will be the total time you spend inside your capsule, and take you 135 meters above the ground while being at the top.
Enjoy Your Special Occasion
You can make your visit to London Eye extra special by booking a bottle of champagne, wine, or chocolate-tasting experience. You can also reserve a private capsule to have a great time on your special occasion. Interestingly, over 5,000 couples have got engaged while being on board their capsule of the London Eye.
Know London Eye Timings & Tickets
You can visit London Eye every day except for festive holidays like Christmas. Its timings vary from season to season and so it is a good idea to visit the London Eye’s official site to know the time. The site is open for extended hours for holidays like Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Christmas Eve. We highly recommend buying the tickets beforehand to save some bucks on the total cost. You can book Save Tickets for adults for £21.20 online or a Fast Track ticket for £28 for adults from the site. Your admission ticket allows you to enter the London Eye 4D Cinema Experience, where you can watch a short video to see the skyline structure in 4D.