The London Eye

March 19, 2009 at 8:17 pm | Posted in General, London, Out and About, Tourism, Travel, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The London Eye is clearly one of London’s most obvious and premier attractions. It offers panoramic views over the city and that’s about it. The question to ask yourself is whether the cost of the “flight” (£15.50) and possible queues is worth it. In the latter’s case I went during the week and on a less than beautiful day so I basically walked up, bought my ticket and then straight onto the capsule. Pretty easy.

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When I bought my ticket I paid extra to get a reduced price on a Madame Tussaud’s entry – more on that later. While it was good to cross the Eye off my list at the end of the day there are several other sites around London you can visit to get similar views as well as a cultural experience, such as St Paul’s or Monument. However, if you have limited time in the city then a trip on the Eye might be advisable to get a quick overview of the city.

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My other criticism is that there’s no audio track or displays within the cabin and so the tourist is left to their own devices.

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The Eye is fine and not excessively expensive but there are other options for seeing the city that might offer more than a glass bubble experience.

London Eye (5)

Call Disney's lawyers!

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