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London Eye

The London Eye, an iconic landmark situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, stands as a symbol of modernity and innovation which offers unparalleled panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Designed by architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, this massive structure, at 135 meters in height, was once the world’s tallest observation wheel and quickly became a quintessential part of London’s urban landscape.

As visitors step into the glass capsules of the London Eye, they embark on a mesmerizing journey above the city, taking in breathtaking vistas that stretch across the River Thames, showcasing landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower Bridge. One can enjoy a 30 minute ride in the wheel’s 32 private capsules. The slow rotation of the wheel provides a unique and serene experience, allowing ample time for passengers to savor the beauty of London’s diverse architecture and historical landmarks. Whether enjoyed during the day or illuminated against the night sky, the London Eye offers an unforgettable perspective on the city’s rich tapestry.

Beyond its role as an observation wheel, the London Eye has become a cultural and entertainment hub. It frequently hosts special events, collaborations with artists, and even serves as a dazzling focal point during annual celebrations like New Year’s Eve. The surrounding area, known as Jubilee Gardens, provides a pleasant setting for visitors to relax and reflect on their elevated journey. The London Eye remains an emblem of London’s forward-looking spirit, offering both locals and tourists an unparalleled and ever-changing view of this vibrant metropolis.

Check out the London Eye on our River Thames Bike Tour, and get up close and personal with this breathtaking piece of history!

London Eye

Practical Information

Usually daily from 11:00am-6:00pm depending on the season.  It may be open from 10:00am-9:30pm in the summer months.


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