Since it was officially opened on New Year's Eve 1999 (as part of the millennial celebrations), the London Eye has become one of London's most popular attractions. It has 32 sealed 'pod' capsules, fitting a total of 800 people, revolving on a huge Ferris wheel. One go-around takes half an hour with the wheel rotating at only twice the speed of a tortoise sprinting, so you can step on and off without the wheel needing to stop!
The London Eye is the fourth-tallest structure in London, so the far-reaching views over London are spectacular. On a clear day you can see as far as Windsor Castle. And the slow speed of the rotation means there's plenty of time to see everything and take lots of photos.
Everyoe should ride the London Eye. What a fabulous way to see high a top London. We had spectacular weather and what a one-of-a-kind ride! It was way beyond our expectations! Beautiful scenery from high atop. Highly recommend no one miss this event. Viator has done a magnificent job on all of our tours with the exception of one which was still enjoyable. Would rate this higher than the 5 stars which is the most we can rate it.
Excellent tour with quick access to the London Eye.
Review by Croatiagirl, Croatia, November 2010
The London Eye is a dominant feature on London's landscape, so you'll easily find your way here. The closest station is Waterloo, about five minutes walk along South Bank. Also close are Charing Cross and Embankment, across the river.