The London Eye – Review

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 review

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.
The london eye reviewThere 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!
The london eye review

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.

B xx
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.

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  1. 2nd August 2016 / 7:12 am

    I went on the London Eye not long after the attraction was opened! I liked it but I got quite bored after awhile lol, no surprise there.

  2. 2nd August 2016 / 7:30 am

    I’ve been wanting to go on the London eye for awhile now. I’d love to see the view of London we tried to go when we were in London but the Que was far too long so never bothered. I think the fast track tickets sound a great idea.

  3. 2nd August 2016 / 8:00 am

    I love the London Eye – my husband and I took a flight a few years ago during a thunderstorm which was incredible! We’re hoping to take the kids next year. You just can’t beat the views x

  4. blogging Mummy
    2nd August 2016 / 8:01 am

    Ive been on the London Eye quite a few times day and night and it is a great attraction. Kids love it and it is a great attraction to do on a day out in London.

  5. Vicky
    2nd August 2016 / 8:57 am

    I’ve never been on the London Eye but I really must book for next time we’re up. I’m not fond of heights but the views look amazing.

  6. Margaret Gallagher
    2nd August 2016 / 9:19 am

    Went last new years eve for the firework display
    The London Eye was definitely one of the highlights

  7. 2nd August 2016 / 9:39 am

    So cool I’d love to do this the queue is always so long! great photo’s xx x

  8. Iris Tilley
    2nd August 2016 / 9:39 am

    Sounds like a great time to go can you imagine the firework view from London eye

  9. Ashleigh
    2nd August 2016 / 11:24 am

    Great day out! I have been on the London Eye once and loved it. The views are great.

    Ashleigh x

    http://www.beingashleigh.com – UK fashion, lifestyle and travel blog

  10. 2nd August 2016 / 1:05 pm

    The last time I went on the London Eye, it was the weekend before christmas and was foggy so we didn’t get to see much. We really want to take our Daughter on it one day x

  11. 2nd August 2016 / 1:26 pm

    I would love a ride on the London eye….The views look amazing x

  12. 2nd August 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I haven’t been on the London eye since I was a teenager. I’d love to take my kids on it, they’d love it!

  13. 2nd August 2016 / 4:00 pm

    I’ve been on the London Eye a few times, it’s such a great thing to do. The tablets are such a great new addition to show you whats around x

  14. 2nd August 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I remember going on the London Eye when it first opened up, feels like forever ago now!

  15. 2nd August 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I live near there and I never get bored looking at. Love the London eye. xx

  16. 2nd August 2016 / 8:26 pm

    For me my favourite part was the 4D experience and my aunty who was visiting from Madeira loved it as well!

  17. 2nd August 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Oh Beth I would LOVE to go on the London Eye, it’s literally one of the only London tourist things I’ve never done!

  18. 2nd August 2016 / 9:25 pm

    It looks like you had a fabulous day out! It’s so handy that they have tablets to give you information now.

  19. 2nd August 2016 / 9:43 pm

    I LOVE the London Eye. I’d spend all day on it if I were allowed! I always try and go to high up places in cities when I visit!

  20. 3rd August 2016 / 12:57 am

    What a cool experience. I’d definitely want to do this. The views are breathtaking!

  21. 3rd August 2016 / 6:28 am

    I have been on the London eye a few times and I never get tired of the views, always something new that you spot. I haven’t been since they had introduced the tablets, thats a great idea so you know exactly what you are looking at. x

  22. 3rd August 2016 / 7:01 am

    Oh how wonderful! I have always wanted to go up there but I’ve only ever been in London a handful of times (it’s at the other end of the country!). One day! 🙂

  23. 3rd August 2016 / 9:56 am

    The views are pretty stunning, I went on it a few days after it originally opened and it was such a clear day you could see for miles x

  24. Nayna Kanabar
    3rd August 2016 / 1:02 pm

    We went on a visit to the London eye and it was spectacular especially as our flight was at twilight.

  25. Hannah
    3rd August 2016 / 1:15 pm

    I have been on the London Eye and I loved it x

  26. Dannii
    3rd August 2016 / 5:39 pm

    I went on the London Eye quite a a few years ago and I really enjoyed it. It’s something everyone should do once.

  27. 3rd August 2016 / 7:45 pm

    I haven’t been on the London eye for years but I’d love to go back and take the little ones as I think they’d be in awe. Jack loves a good view!

  28. 4th August 2016 / 3:15 am

    I’ve never been on the London Eye but I would love to, the views must be breath taking!

  29. 4th August 2016 / 10:47 am

    I live up north and find it difficult and expensive to get to London, but on the times I have been I haven’t yet been on the london eye! I’d really love to though because of the views! I had no idea they had tablets on them to give you information, I think that’s such a great idea!

  30. 4th August 2016 / 1:06 pm

    I really really really want to go on the London Eye – it’s a bit ridiculous that I haven’t managed to do so yet. It looks like great fun!

  31. 4th August 2016 / 3:58 pm

    I would love to visit there! I have never been to London though. Such a lovely view

  32. 4th August 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Oh what a fab experience! Would love to go on the London eye 🙂

  33. 5th August 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Wow you really are brave I’m to terrified to go on it 😉

  34. 7th August 2016 / 3:44 am

    Whenever we are near the London Eye, either the queue is far too long, or, the weather is miserable and the views wouldn’t be as spectacular

  35. 7th August 2016 / 2:10 pm

    I haven’t been on the London Eye for a little while. It was great fun but I just don’t think my girls are big enough yet.

  36. 8th August 2016 / 3:04 pm

    I have never even been to London before. But I would love to visit one day and take a trip on the London eye. Amazing views

  37. Laura Tovey
    15th November 2016 / 7:53 am

    I’ve been once, despite not being a great fan of lights I did enjoy it, definitely one of those things to do if your visiting London!

  38. Louise Crocker
    16th April 2017 / 1:10 pm

    I would to check out the views on the London Wye but I’m scared of heights

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