When we were in London, we were kindly given complimentary fast-track tickets to have a ride on London’s very prominent landmark The London Eye. It stands at a huge 135m high on the Southbank of the River Thames, opposite the equally iconic Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
The London Eye is such an iconic feature on the London skyline and a trip to the capital would not be complete without a trip on it. We picked up our fast-track tickets at the office which is adjacent to the eye and then joined the fast-track queue which is clearly sign posted at the bottom of the eye.I personally would definitely recommend getting the fast-track tickets to beat the queues. It was absolutely heaving on Saturday when we went at 4pm and we still had to wait about 10 minutes but I can’t imagine what the queue would have been like if you hadn’t got a fast-track. It’s definitely worth it in my opinion.
The views are utterly breath-taking and you can see as far as Wembley which Charlie the football fanatic was thrilled about! It takes about 30 minutes to do one full rotation; my son is not a great fan of heights but he never once felt unsure or queasy being right at the top.
There are also a number of tablets dotted around the capsule that give extra information and tell you what many of the buildings are which was super handy when your seven year old tests your knowledge. I thought I was quite good – turns out I really am not!
You really do get some stunning views of London from the top and Charlie really loved getting right to the top and feeling like King of the World, well afterall, he could see Buckingham Palace!
A trip to London wouldn’t be the same without a visit. There are many extra adds ons to your experience such as a champagne bar, 4D experience and also many offers to combine your London Eye ticket with a number of other attractions such as the awesome Shrek’s Adventure or a river cruise. You can find out more here on the London Eye official website.
Disclaimer – we were given two complimentary fast-track adult tickets for the London Eye for the purpose of this review. All words, opinions and images are my own.