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The London Eye, London

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Few, if any, Ferris wheels offer the kind of views that The London Eye does. At a height of 135 m (443 ft), this is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and one of the tallest in the world. Ever since its completion in 1999, the Eye has provided one of the highest vantage points in London. On a clear day, you can see across London, with the Thames River, Big Ben, and Parliament sitting directly below you. Each of the 32 sealed, air-conditioned ovoid capsule can hold up to 25 passengers, though you can also reserve an entire capsule for yourself and your companions for an extra fee. Purchase your tickets online to save on the price of admission and to avoid waiting in line when you arrive. Try not to book too far ahead, though, because there's no guaranteeing the sun will shine on your chosen date. Put The London Eye on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our London trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • I purchased the combined with other attractions. The view is spectacular! I recommend it during sunset.
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  • Half the time is spent getting to a good vantage point or back to the exit point. Once your "car" is high enough the view is great, but it's packed so full of people that you have to fight for a good ...  more »
  • An excellent view of the city. We did it in the afternoon but would suggest to go around 6ish so that you can enjoy both day light and evening sun set. It takes around half an hour to complete the who...  more »
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