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The London Eye

Jubilee Gardens | London SE1 7PB | Official website
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  • Type: Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.0)
Value: 3.0 (3.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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The London Eye (the giant Ferris wheel found in many London panoramas) is meant to deliver great views — not a thrilling ride. It circles around slowly, offering an unbeatable birds-eye perspective of London's South Bank. However, those with a fear of heights should beware: When you're more than 400 feet high, the 360-degree views can be a bit disconcerting.

While some travelers say the London Eye is a quintessential must-do, others say it's an once-in-a-lifetime (and that's all) experience. Recent travelers found the long lines and steep ticket prices frustrating, especially for the short amount of time you're actually in the capsule. Ticket prices range depending on the type of package desired (Champagne Experience, Day and Night Experience, Guided Tour Experience), but the standard admission for adults starts at about £19 GBP (around $32 USD). To see a complete list of ticket options, or to book your ticket online (you save 10 percent by doing so), head to the London Eye website. Also be sure to check the website for opening times, which vary by season. You'll find the London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) off the Waterloo Tube stop.

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