The LONDON EYE is the iconic giant Ferris Wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, also known as the Millennium Wheel.
It is Europe’s tallest Ferris Wheel at 135 metres (443 ft) in height and a wheel diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). It’s a popular British icon that even my boys know about and want to ride someday.
It’s fun to ride it as a group. Our Philippine media delegation actually occupied an entire capsule! 🙂
Here’s a photo essay of our London Eye experience…
River Thames is the longest river in England that cuts across London.
We had a nice walk through the Jubilee gardens to reach the London Eye.
The garden is photogenic and a nice hangout in warm weather.
It rained a bit but that wasn’t going to stop us from riding the London Eye.
The more we got closer, the more we became excited by the realization that we would finally be riding the most talked about Ferris Wheel in the world! 🙂
There’s a cool food truck nearby that sells soft-served ice cream, hot dogs, sandwiches, and coffee.
There are a total of 32 ovoidal capsules in the London Eye.
As you enter, you are obliged to pose with a green screen backdrop for the official souvenir photo.
The capsule rotates slowly and you have to be quick in going inside.
You can feel the excitement in the air because it was the first time for most of us.
Its official name now is the EDF Energy London Eye.
(Trivia: It was known previously as the British Airways or the Merlin Entertainments London Eye.)
It’s a great photo op with the London skyline in the background.
It was great to see a picturesque bird’s eye view of London.
This is also the best time to have your souvenir photo taken with Big Ben in the background. 🙂
As you go up, you’ll see the Golden Jubilee Bridge.
The Elizabeth Tower on the North Side of the Houses of Parliament houses the iconic clock and great bell popularly known as Big Ben. 🙂
The London Eye used to have the tallest vantage point in London before it was surpassed by the observation deck on the 72nd floor of The Shard.
Indeed, an Instagram moment worth posting. 🙂
It’s also nice to have your photo taken from the outside of your capsule. 🙂
Can you see the Shard of Glass building? That’s the tallest building in the European Union at 87-storeys high!
Pepper, Millet, Conrad, and Anna @ The London Eye.
Another awesome view of the River Thames on your way down.
There are interactive touch screens all around the capsule to share information about the view.
Group photo with the media group. 🙂
A nice view of the County Hall where the London Eye Ticket Hall Entrance is located.
A final farewell to the awesome view of Big Ben.
It takes 30 minutes for one revolution to be completed.
1 Photo Print costs £15, but you can get a Premium Photobook souvenir with 2x Photo Prints, 2x Digital Downloads, Photo Keyring, Photo Magnet, Mini Photo & London Stickers for £20.
The London Eye is one of those things you must experience in London. But it’s an experience best shared with your special someone, with your family and kids, or with a big barkada.
3 Market Close, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NQ
Check out London Eye Opening Times
About London Eye
At 135m, the EDF Energy London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has already won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality, and engineering achievement.
Adult (16+ years):Walk Up price £19.95 Online price £17.96
Child (4-15 years): Walk Up price £14.00 Online price £12.60
Senior (60+ years): Walk Up price £16.50 Online price £14.85
Family of 4 (2 Adults + 2 Children): Walk Up price £67.91 Online price £54.33
Under 4 years: £0.00
@FlyPAL #PALnonstopLondon Experience Series:
- PAL Manila Non-Stop to London: A Photo Essay of the Maiden Vogage of PAL Flight PR720!
- CAMBIO DE TERCIO: Cool Spanish Resto Hangout in London! @CambiodTercio
- THE COUNTING HOUSE: Traditional London Pub Favorite! (Built in 1893)
- I ♥ COVENT GARDEN!
- TUTTONS: Traditional British Restaurant @TuttonsLondon, Covent Garden
- PORTERS: English Restaurant & Pub since 1979 @ Covent Garden
- The LONDON EYE Experience
- WICKED MANIA in MANILA! (@WICKED_Musical Review)
- BEIGEL BAKE: 24 Hours Authentic Bagel Shop in London!
- LONDON 101: First Timer’s Guide to London
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. Fly to London Non-Stop 5 times a week on PAL’s Boeing 777-300ER! Leave Manila in the morning, and make it to London just in time for Afternoon Tea! Book your direct flight to London via PAL via http://www1.philippineairlines.com/