The London Eye

Visiting London? Want to get a breathtaking view of the city from above? Then the London Eye is a must-visit attraction for you! Here are some facts and tips about the London Eye you might like to know before heading there.

At 130 meters high or 443 feet, the London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and it was the largest in the world in 1999 when it was built up until the Star of Nanchang was erected in 2006 in the Chinese city of Nanchang, standing at 160 meters or 525 feet.

Discover London from the London Eye

Built during the Millennium celebrations along with the Millennium Bridge and Millennium Dome, it serves as London’s major icon and has been known to be beneficial to London’s tourism as the Eiffel tower has been to Paris.

The London Eye was the tallest viewing point of London up until the Shard opened its doors to the public at the beginning of February 2013 with stunning views of the city at 245 meters or 804 feet from the 72nd floor. The Shard was inaugurated on the 5th of July 2012 and is now the largest monument in Europe. The London Eye is still an extremely popular attraction, with over 5 million tourists visiting each year, so it is highly advised that buy tickets for this busy attraction in advance to save yourself precious time that would otherwise be wasted with standing in line!

If you are visiting London with kids and are looking for family attractions you should know that not only the London Eye is a lot of fun for the whole family, but nearby you can also find the London Aquarium and the London IMAX.

You can also visit from there the nearby Tate Modern museum or spend a good few hours walking along the South Bank, enjoying the atmosphere and the many attractions along the way. The entrance to the Tate Modern is free of charge and a must for all art lovers!

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Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Discover Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath on this 11-hour coach tour from London. Leave the city behind you and travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family for the last 900 years. Visit St George's Chapel and the State Apartments with your professional tour guide before traveling out to Salisbury, where the ancient rock formations of Stonehenge await. Continue on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour with your guide before returning to London.

USD 120.92$

London Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.

Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

USD 76.82$

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

USD 118.52$

The Shard London: The View from The Shard

This ticket is your chance to experience the newest attraction that London has to offer -- The Shard. This incredible architectural wonder will take you on a high-tech and multi-sensory journey with exhilarating 360-degree views of 40 miles (64 km) across England's capital. See top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye from a vantage point like no other. In fact, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe!

Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

USD 51.74$