London Eye Tickets

London Eye tickets will give you the best views of London! I know - I made the London Eye one of my priorities to ride on the first chance I had! I could see all of London, and I can tell you it was breathtaking! I went on during the day, and can only imagine what a night-time view would be like!

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the banks of the River Thames. When it was built in 1999, it was the largest Ferris wheel in the world! The entire structure is 443 feet tall, and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet.

The London Eye was originally meant to be a temporary structure to welcome the new millennium. It became so popular that it is now a permanent London Tourist Attraction, and was opened to the public in March 2001. It is used every New Year's Eve as the backdrop to a magnificent fireworks display in London. It has also become an iconic landmark, and is known around the world.

There are 32 high-tech glass capsules from which you can enjoy the London skyline. You can also find out more about the sights of London by using the inter-active touchscreen guides introduced in 2012.

You can purchase London Eye tickets as part of a package through Expedia or Orbitz. When I was pressed for time in London, I once chose the "Total London Experience" from Expedia. It was a long day - almost 12 hours, but it was definitely worth it! I got a lot of sightseeing in! Not only did I get to ride on the London Eye, I visited St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels, saw the Changing of the Guard, explored ancient and medieval landmarks, and cruised the Thames. You will be eligible for a free walking tour - either Diamond Jubilee, the Beatles or Jack the Ripper if you book and use by a certain date in 2013. Check it out on Expedia or Orbitz.

I prefer to purchase all of my tickets before I arrive in England, but you can also buy your London Eye tickets at County Hall which is close to the London Eye - in the building next to City Hall or you can order tickets online at the London Eye website, and pick them up from County Hall when you arrive. The prices on the London Eye website are in British Pounds, so make sure you take this into consideration when deciding how you will purchase your tickets.

You can also purchase London Eye tickets for a "Night Experience". These tickets are slightly cheaper than daytime tickets, and the view from the London Eye at night is extraordinary! The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the bright lights of the city with its skyscrapers, and the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral are all lit up spectacularly in the night sky!

London Eye tickets can also be purchased for different types of tours. These range from standard admission - that's 30 minutes on the London Eye to a Champagne Experience with priority boarding, 30 minutes on the London Eye and a glass of champagne to toast this remarkable experience!

Online discounts for Standard Tickets only apply if you book the tickets at least 24 hours in advance on your visit. The price of your ticket depends on the date and time of your visit. Cheaper tickets are generally available early morning or late evening, and during weekdays. The operating times vary throughout the year, so do check beforehand.

You can also buy fast track with priority boarding, but expect to pay quite a bit more for these. If you are not sure when you will arrive at the London Eye, then you should consider buying "Flexi" London Eye tickets. You can buy these for a flexible arrival time on the day of your choice or even the week of your choice. Again, expect to pay more for these.

Gift Shop and Cafes

The London Eye gift shop is located next to the London Eye wheel, opposite the ticket office entrance. In the shop, you will be able to buy a range of London Eye gifts and souvenirs. There are two cafes: one inside County Hall and one opposite the gift shop, with great views of the London Eye.

The London Eye is located in the London Borough of Lambeth at the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. It's easy to reach by tube - the nearest stations are Waterloo, a 7-minute walk or Lambeth North, a 12-minute walk. Embankment and Charing Cross Tube Stations are close together on the north side of the River Thames. Both tube stations are a 10 - 15 minute walk to reach the London Eye.

Whether you buy your London Eye tickets as part of the "Total London Experience" from Expedia or Orbitz, or buy them when you arrive at the London Eye itself, or purchase from the London Eye website, prepare to be amazed! As well as seeing Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, you can follow St. James Park leading down to Buckingham Palace. Look out for the flag flying at Buckingham Palace - It means the Queen is in residence!

Most visitors consider it a must to take off on the London Eye, so don't miss out! Make sure you order your London Eye Tickets!

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