Are you planning a trip to London? If you neglect to get London Eye tickets in advance, you can look forward to waiting in really long queues. When filled to capacity, its 32 capsules carry as many as 800 passengers! Imagine being number 748 in the line of people waiting to enjoy a panoramic view of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St James's Park and more.
Even London Eye is one of London tourist attractions, but what you may not know about London Eye is that over 3.5 million people visit this London landmark every year. And just to set the record straight about London Eye, it's really a cantilevered observation wheel. But most people just call it Europe's tallest Ferris wheel.
Once you set eyes on it, you'll find it difficult to believe the phenomenal structure was built to serve as a temporary tourist attraction for the millennium. When it opened in 2000, it was called The Millennium Wheel.
Due to popular demand the ride of a lifetime still stands tall, really tall.
Are you getting the picture? You can buy online tickets for London Eye in advance and take advantage of any sweet deals. Or, you can stand in line.
Here's an insider tip about London Eye – opt for the Day and Night Experience and you'll enjoy two 30-minute rotations of 30 minutes each.
If you know of a bride-to-be, tell her about London Eye. Destination weddings remain trendy. Getting married at 440 feet above London puts a personal stamp on the event that people will talk about for a long time. The Champagne Capsule is particularly popular for nuptials.
If you're an amateur photographer you will love this giant photo-op. You'll experience a 30 minute, protracted moment of beauty. You can walk around inside the large glass capsule and click away at spectacular scenery to your heart's content.
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Note: if you are deaf or disabled tourist, you can show them your disabled ID card and either get a discount or "buy one get one free" on this ticket.