Coke Cola London Eye, London

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Westminster Bridge Rd., South Bank, London SE1 7PB +44 (0)871 781 3000
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    by shoty Written Nov 26, 2015

    London eye is definitely an amazing place to visit as i think it is the most beautiful place in the world but it doesn't mean that other places are not attractive or not good for tourists. Here i have found a list of 10 beautiful places in the world which are equally beautiful to London eye.

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    London Eye

    by grayfo Updated Nov 10, 2015

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    This giant Ferris wheel is the tallest in Europe offering unrivalled views of London. The wheel was built at a cost of £70,000,000, opened on 31st December 1999 and was never intended to be permanent, it has however now become one of the city’s most popular sights. The wheel itself is 120 metres in diameter and has 32 air-conditioned totally see-through glass-pods each holding 25 people, each rotation of the wheel takes 30 minutes. Because of its popularity, there can be lengthy queues to board the flight especially during peak season.

    Sunday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm

    Adults: £29.50
    Children (4-15): £29.50
    Children (Under 4): Free

    June 2013

    Address: London SE1 7PB

    Directions: The Eye is located on the South bank of the River Thames next to Westminster Bridge

    Phone: +44 (0) 871 781 3000

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com

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    LONDON EYE

    by hevbell Updated Oct 10, 2015

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    The London Eye was built for the Millenium. Its like a big ferris wheel but the carriages are more like cable cars and hold up to 25 people at a time. It takes about half an hour to make a full rotation and it doesn't stop moving even to let you off.
    We went on it on it in November '02. By the time we got there it was early evening, so dark, but it was lovely to see all the famous buildings lit up. I love cities by night! I was surprised how easily we got on, it wasn't busy at all at that time, with some cars being empty and only 5 people in ours. I'd been led to believe the queues were horrendous and it was better to book in advance, but this may still be the case in tourist season.

    For a temporary structure that was initially only intended to be in place for a year, which was then extended to 5 years, its doing pretty well to still be in place 15 years later!

    Address: Beside Westminster Bridge

    Directions: tube: Westminster

    Website: http://www.southbanklondon.com/

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    The Millenium Wheel (Coca Cola Wheel) at Night

    by machomikemd Written Jul 30, 2015

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    this will pictures of the famous London Eye taken at night from the thames river cruise.

    The fabulous London Eye of which you can see in and around the thames river, is the most Famous Modern Ferris Wheel in the World. It was built in March of 2000 to celebrate the Millenium hence the Name but nowadays it is now called the Coca Cola Wheel. The ferris wheel is 135 meters (453 feet) tall and the circular wheel has a diameter of 124 meters (394 feet) and was imitated around the world particularly the Singapore Flyer (see my singapore pages) and the recent High Roller in Las Vegas Strip in the United States. It has 32 passenger capsules of which can have a maximum of 25 people in a capsule and the average rotation of the ferris wheel lasts for about 30 minutes and there are even private capsules here like in the Singapore Flyer where you can book a date for two with champagne dinner for a princely price of 769.50 GBP per person for 30 minutes or a Cupid Capsule with just a bottle of champagne and some chocolates for 360 GBP per person.

    General Admission prices is 23 GBP per person for Adults (19.35 online price) 16 and above.
    Children 4 to 16 cost 17 GBP (online rate is 13.95 GBP) and Children less than 4 is free. (so better buy it online as it is cheaper)

    London Eye and the 4D Museum is open from 10 am to 8:30 pm during winters and 10:00 am to 9:30 pm during summer and spring (up to 10:30 pm during weekends of summer and spring).

    Address: Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge

    Directions: Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom. Nearest Tube Station is Waterloo.

    Phone: +44 871 781 3000

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com/

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    The Millenium Wheel (Coca Cola Wheel)

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 30, 2015

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    The fabulous London Eye of which you can see in and around the thames river, is the most Famous Modern Ferris Wheel in the World. It was built in March of 2000 to celebrate the Millenium hence the Name but nowadays it is now called the Coca Cola Wheel. The ferris wheel is 135 meters (453 feet) tall and the circular wheel has a diameter of 124 meters (394 feet) and was imitated around the world particularly the Singapore Flyer (see my singapore pages) and the recent High Roller in Las Vegas Strip in the United States. It has 32 passenger capsules of which can have a maximum of 25 people in a capsule and the average rotation of the ferris wheel lasts for about 30 minutes and there are even private capsules here like in the Singapore Flyer where you can book a date for two with champagne dinner for a princely price of 769.50 GBP per person for 30 minutes or a Cupid Capsule with just a bottle of champagne and some chocolates for 360 GBP per person.

    General Admission prices is 23 GBP per person for Adults (19.35 online price) 16 and above.
    Children 4 to 16 cost 17 GBP (online rate is 13.95 GBP) and Children less than 4 is free. (so better buy it online as it is cheaper)

    London Eye and the 4D Museum is open from 10 am to 8:30 pm during winters and 10:00 am to 9:30 pm during summer and spring (up to 10:30 pm during weekends of summer and spring).

    Address: Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge

    Directions: Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom. Nearest Tube Station is Waterloo.

    Phone: +44 871 781 3000

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com/

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    Interesting view of the city

    by Toughluck Written Jul 10, 2015

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    The view is amazing. You get to see the entire city and it's quite a pleasant ride. It never stops, just moves slowly. Easy to stand-up, not crowded (controlled at the entry place). Timed tickets allow you to get your ticket and then return or take a short walk (what we did) and return to get in line for the ride around.

    Address: Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge

    Directions: Down on the Thames between Parliament (Big Ben) and Charing Cross Station

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com/

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  • long line!

    by spassky64 Written Apr 18, 2015

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    Hy Virtual Tourist travellers, My wife and me were 2 hours there! There are a lot of things to do in London, please believe me, do not waste time there. Ok, panorama view is beautiful, but it does nto worth. My opinion, regards

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    Expensive and overrated

    by jlanza29 Written Apr 3, 2015

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    I admit .... I had never done the London Eye since it's not the cheapest attraction in town ... but the GF wanted to do it ... so I caved .....

    22.50 pounds that's $32 US dollars for a 30 minute ride ... plus you have the pleasure to stand another hour in line to get on it ..... the views aren't mind-blowing as you might think ... yes you see the Parliament building, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and some other sites .... but the over all impression is the amount of construction cranes you see up in central London ....

    I won't do this again .... overrated and a huge tourist trap ....

    We had a beautiful day in London the day we did it ... that might be the reason for the huge crowds ....

    Address: Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com/

    Don't know if this pix is worth $32 US ... lol ... the view from below looking south east looking northeast

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    London Eye- A Good Place to Visit in London

    by JaylinHayward Written Mar 16, 2015

    Very attractive location in London i went there with my friends and get enjoyed very much, view looks very good during night, night experience was good, London eye is Also known as the Millennium Wheel.

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    London Eye "Champagne Experience".

    by breughel Updated Jan 31, 2015

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    The full name, since January 2011, is "EDF Energy London Eye". EDF Energy is Britain’s largest producer of low carbon electricity and EDF is Électricité de France S.A. the world’s largest utility company. Headquartered in Paris!
    Oh my God, the London Eye belongs now to the French! Do they know that at Buckingham?

    Is this the Tour Eiffel of London? It seems indeed with nearly 4 millions visitors per year. But it is more expensive (19.95 £ - standard ticket 2014) than the Tour Eiffel (lift to top at 324 meters costs 15,00 €. - 2014).

    Actually this is another Ferris wheel of which examples exist elsewhere. This one is bigger, 135m high, than the others at least in Europe. It has been surpassed by the 160 m "Star of Nanchang" in 2006, and then the 165 m "Singapore Flyer" in 2008.

    When I looked at the wheel from the river Thames I was surprised it moved so slowly, a full turn in 30 minutes, and I wondered if I would like to be confined with 25 other persons in a capsule during such long period.

    But fortunately I read that it is possible with the "Champagne Tasting Capsule" to enjoy five Pommery champagnes "served by your host while you take in amazing views of the capital" at a cost (2014) of 48.50 £. This during two 30-minute rotations
    The price includes priority boarding.
    How did I miss all that?

    Address: Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com/

    London Eye capsule. With Champagne ? London Eye seen from the river.
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    suprising clear veiws for a dull day

    by Khamsangla Written Nov 7, 2014

    I was pleasantly surprised by this attraction as on the day I went it was wet and not very clear, so I wasn't expecting to be able to see much. One the day the weather was typical London and the umbrella's were out in force the best things was that the waiting lines were not too long, which I certainly appreciated. The ride was worth it and the photo ops were plentiful, the ride was a little messy as people had split drinks in the carriage but there were signs saying no food and drinks allowed. Great way to get an overall view of London town and I would recommend it.

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    London Eye (Millenium Wheel)

    by gordonilla Updated Oct 25, 2014

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    The London Eye was created by Julia Barfield and David Marks (husband and wife) to mark the millenium. The following details may help to give you some idea of the scale of the wheel:

    height: 135m (443ft)

    weight: 2,100 tonnes

    Speed: 0.26m/s (0.85ft/s)

    The wheel revolves fully in 30 minutes and at the tome there is a viewing distance of some 40km (25 miles). The wheel has 32 capsules and each can carry up to 25 people. The London Eye is the world's tallest observation wheel and in addition to the standard ticket you can also take in a range of more exciting and diverse visitor packages.

    NOTE: By a fast track ticket and beat the long queues of visitors; book it on line and get a discount too!

    Directions: next to County Hall and Westminster Bridge

    Phone: + 44 (0)870 5000 600

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com/

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    Enjoy a ride on the London Eye

    by Anjuschka Written Aug 10, 2014

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    I would say it's a MUST for every London visitor who loves a nice view over London and enjoying the experience itself.

    I've been on it only once but walked by diferrent times.

    Even if you are afraid of heights (LIKE ME!!!) it doesn't really matter.
    You won't realise that it is moving. You just can enjoy the ride and be impressed by the view.
    A friend of mine gave me a tip (for November) just to go on around the sunset...
    You would get a very impressive view in the dark.
    I didn't really manage it quite right but it was awesome.

    You have two options of buying tickets. You can book online in advance or at the ticket centre nearby.
    You can also choose between the *normal* ticket - you may have to queue for a while or you can by a fast lane ticket - what I choose because I was on my own that day and didn't wanted for too long.

    (the next time I went by the following year I thought the queue wasn't that long - so you could get lucky and won't have to wait too long - just look out for it)

    The time you were boarding you have to be careful to step in since the London Eye continues to move. But the staff watches out you could step savely in.

    It lasts about 30 minutes what you can completely enjoy and taking pictures. If you are on your own you could ask nice people to take a photo of you infront a nice spot)

    On each capsule there are two spots with photo area on it.
    The whole time I thought it would be the best places for taking pictures.

    But like many other main attractions they take a photo of you during the ride. They announce it and then (suddenly) the flash comes and the picture is taken
    I realised at a very late moment and think I disturbed the photo for the people who were on it with me. I think I looked a liuttle surprised on it.

    You can by a photo or a set of photos which I think are very expensive. They would also sell some souvenirs of the London Eye...

    I ENJOYED THE RIDE

    Address: Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com/

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    The London Eye

    by toonsarah Updated Mar 28, 2014

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    March 2014 update: checked and updated ticket prices, added new photo

    For me this Millennium addition to the London skyline and to the tourist map is a great success, and a "must-see" attraction. OK it may sound a little scary to some to be 135 metres above the ground, but trust me, it's worth overcoming any fear you may feel. Our friend Dominik did just that when we visited with him a few years ago, and as soon as our 30 minute "flight" had finished he was talking about how soon we could go again!

    You travel in an enclosed capsule with a small bench in the centre and 360 degree panoramic views (40km on a clear day). Unless you've booked a private flight you won't get the capsule to yourselves though, and this is perhaps the only downside as on a busy day there could be around 20 other people in there with you, all eager for the best views. But be patient and take your time - once the initial excitement has died down you'll find there's plenty of time for everyone to get the photos they want and spot all the famous landmarks below.

    I have to admit though that this isn't a cheap attraction. Adults prices start at £17.96 if you book ahead online, more if you just turn up on the day. Children (4-15 years) are charged £12.60 (though under-fours go for free and there's a family ticket that saves you a bit), senior citizens (60+) £16.50. Online booking not only saves you money, but also guarantees you a place on the busiest days - but of course you'll be taking a gamble on the weather. The best thing to do is to book online on the morning of your planned visit.

    There are also a variety of more expensive "added extra" tickets including fast track ones that let you bypass the queue (£26.55 for adults), flexi fast track that let you visit at any time during the day of your booking (so you could wait until a shower past or morning mist lifted perhaps - £32.05) and a flexi standard (no queue skipping but you can pick your time of day - £22.96). Personally I wouldn't pay the extra to skip the queue - it's not a major hardship to stand in line and it's a lot extra. But the flexi standard might be worth considering if you need flexibility or want to maximise your chance of decent weather conditions. However the best added extra is probably the "Night and Day Experience" which for £24.03 lets you have two rides - one in the day and one after dark.

    All prices are correct as of March 2014 and relate to an adult ticket bought in advance online. You can see all the options on the relevant section of the website.

    Oh and in case you're wondering, a private capsule will cost you £500 and upwards! Or if you're planning to "pop the question" (an English slang term for proposing) you could consider a so-called "Cupid's Capsule" - a private capsule for two with champagne and chocolate truffles for £350. But remember, you'll only have 30 minutes in which to do it!

    Address: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1 7P

    Directions: On the South Bank of the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Nearest tube stations are Waterloo (follow signs for South Bank) and Westminster (exit 1, follow signs for Westminster pier). Ticket office located inside County Hall.

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com/

    London Eye at sunset London Eye capsule Looking north east from the London Eye Parliament from the London Eye

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    London Eye

    by antistar Updated Jan 23, 2014

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    The London Eye stops for no-one. It moves continuously around its axis at 26 centimeters per second - enough time to fill its 25 passenger capsules as it makes its way around on its 30 minute rotation. Well it does stop for the disabled and elderly, but generally you need to prepare yourself to get on and get ready. If, like a friend of mine, you make a last minute decision to freak out: DO NOT GET ON. You will be locked in and you will force your fellow passengers to endure 30 minutes of screaming. Be careful if you suffer from vertigo, the glass ovoid capsules and the fragile appearance of the wheel can trigger bad reactions in otherwise calm people.

    The London Eye is functional and minimalist in its design. It creates a circumference solid enough to lift 32 ten ton capsules and all 800 passengers, the 135 meters to its apex, and yet there hardly seems any more to it than the rim of a very large bicycle wheel. Unlike most Ferris Wheels its propped up on only one side, allowing it to hang over the river Thames. And despite its lightweight appearance its designed to withstand the battering of the worst storms of the last half a century.

    When it was built there was nothing like it in London. Amazingly for one of the most visited cities in the world, there was no Eiffel Tower - no vantage point of any kind to view the centre of the city. When it was built to commemorate the new century, it seemed the most obvious thing to build. It is only with the building of the Shard nearby has its height been eclipsed by another observation deck. Nothing else had previously come close.

    Address: Riverside Building County Hall Westminster Bridge

    Website: http://www.londoneye.com/

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