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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.
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The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  40% 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  39% 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 £106  26% 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
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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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Shrek's Adventure
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Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th February to 23rd June 2018
London Eye , South Bank, SE1 | 4 minutes from London Eye
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London Eye , South Bank, SE1 | 7 minutes from London Eye
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Absolute Hell
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th April to 16th June 2018
London Eye , South Bank, SE1 | 7 minutes from London Eye
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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
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
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
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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
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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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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from London Eye
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 14 minutes from London Eye
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
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Jubilee Gardens
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
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Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
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The best pubs near London London Eye .
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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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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
London > Business > Venue Hire
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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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 4 minutes walk from London Eye

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National Theatre 7 minutes walk from London Eye

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