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London Eye The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the century (see also The Millennium Bridge) and quickly became a definitive part of the London experience. This spectacularly streamlined riverside wheel stands an impressive 135 meters tall and its sleek, modern, totally see-through glass-pods offer an unrivalled 360-degree view of London and beyond. The Houses of Parliament, Canary Wharf, Big Ben, the glorious Thames and Windsor Castle are just a few of the 55-odd attractions that can be admired from the top of the arc. On a clear day the view extends to 25 miles in each direction. It moves at a slow but steady pace, taking 30 minutes to complete its flight. The flight only lasts 30 minutes and it's bound to be busy but this is still top of the London must-do list.
Please Note: Because of its popularity, there can be lengthy queues to board the flight especially during peak season. If you want to beat the queues you can choose to upgrade to a Fast Track ticket, which entitles you to check in just 15 minutes before your flight.

 

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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Library Street NCP
 
15 minutes walk
 
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The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  38% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 4 minutes from London Eye
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £244  37% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  21% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Eye
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
 
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from London Eye
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 8 minutes from London Eye
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 9 minutes from London Eye
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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Constellations
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd February 2018 - 10.40pm
London Eye , 10 Leake Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Eye
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London Eye , Under the Arches, Villiers Street, WC2N | 6 minutes from London Eye
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
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119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London Eye
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from London Eye
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from London Eye
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
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Red Lion Pub
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48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
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The Clarence
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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from London Eye
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The Sherlock Holmes
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from London Eye
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from London Eye
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47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from London Eye
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London Eye Venue Hire
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Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Eye
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Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Witness For The Prosecution
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Theatre | Until 11th March 2018 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 2 minutes walk from London Eye

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Concerts | On 23rd February 2018 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from London Eye

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Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from London Eye

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The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from London Eye

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Caravan Theatre
Theatre | Until 10th March 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from London Eye

The Caravan Theatre at VAULT Festival brings various evocative, humorous and intriguing newly written 20 minute plays to a small ...More

Neverland: The Guild of Misrule and Theatre Deli
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The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from London Eye

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Andreas Gursky
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Exhibitions | Until 22nd April 2018 

The Hayward Gallery 5 minutes walk from London Eye

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Kids Events | Until 4th March 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from London Eye

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Vault Festival
Theatre | Until 18th March 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from London Eye

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The Vaults, Arch 233 5 minutes walk from London Eye

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The O2 Arena

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