A ride on the London Eye is on of those experiences that goes hand in hand with a visit to London. While I wouldn’t say it was our favourite experience in London, it does provide some rather breathtaking views from above and a chance to see a new perspective of the amazing city of London.
Our visit was a couple of years ago now so the London Eye has had a few improvements since then, such as interactive touch screens installed to provide educational entertainment for kids and adults alike.
The worst part of the experience is by far the line-up before the ride. Even with pre-booked tickets, we had ages to wait. The line was huge, but it was summer in Europe. Still… we enjoyed the experience and it was our last day in London before we flew home, so it seemed like a fitting way to round up our trip before a last English pub meal and stroll around the city.
LONDON EYE VIEWS
The London Eye isn’t an experience I would necessarily have as a must have when visiting London with small kids, but for the older kids and adults, they are sure to get a thrill from the scenery. It’s not until you are up that high do you realise exactly how massive some of the sights are.
The 30 minute slow travel experience around the wheel of London could be a little boring for some kids (and adults) after the first 10 minutes. Although we have got a list of 10 things to do with kids in London, in case you do need a little inspiration. And quite potentially you will be lined up waiting longer than what you will be on the wheel, but the views are pretty impressive if you have the patience… especially if it is a clear day or night. It was a little overcast for us.
And of course, London can be an expensive city so check out our money saving tips for visiting London too.
Coca Cola London Eye – The London eye is open 10am until 8:30pm, although these times may vary during different seasons of the year. Check the website for confirmation. The London Eye is suitable for all ages. The rotation takes approximately 30 minutes.
- Purchased on the Day – Adult (16+) £23.00 or Child (4-15) £17.00
- Purchased online -Adult (16+) £19.35 Child (4-15) £13.95
There are also a range of other ticket options to fast track your wait or to ride both day and night.