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London Eye

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London Eye featuring a high-rise building, rides and night scenes

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the London skyline in this magnificent big wheel that combines state-of-the-art engineering and all the fun of the fairground.

Head to the London Eye for a panoramic view of London. Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames in Jubilee Gardens, you’ll be able to see view the river running through the heart of the city along with the key landmarks such as Big Ben and Tower Bridge. On a fine day, you’ll also get a glimpse of the famous Windsor Castle nearly 40 kilometres away.

Since its official opening to the public in March 2001, the London Eye has become one of the most easily recognised features of the London skyline, and from 200,5 it has held centre-stage in the city’s New Year celebrations with fireworks launched from the wheel itself during the annual display. Its appearance as a back-drop to films such as Harry Potter and The Fantastic Four have cemented its position as one of London’s iconic symbols.

A ride on this 135 metre high wheel lasts 30 minutes, the duration of one full revolution. You’ll climb into state-of-the-art glass pods that provide a 360-degree view of the city below. Each pod is fully air-conditioned so you’re guaranteed a comfortable trip whatever the weather. Plan ahead and time your trip right, and you’ll even be treated to a spectacular sunset view across the city. No wonder approximately 3.5 million visitors climb aboard the London Eye each year, making it the most popular paid tourist attraction in Britain.

It’s a good idea to purchase your tickets online in advance, as the queues at the site’s ticket office can be very long. Add to the experience by buying a ticket for a ride up the River Thames on one of the many riverboats?

The London Eye is only a five-minute walk from the Waterloo underground station.

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Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
4 out of 5
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$220 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aldwych Theatre, Royal Opera House and The Strand. Lyceum Theatre and Covent Garden Market ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)
"Ideally positioned. Very friendly. Excellent value."

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2021

Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is NZ$256 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life ...
4.2/5Excellent! (3,530 reviews)
"Really enjoyed our stay. Everything felt very clean and fresh. Had an amazing view of Houses of Parliament and London Eye. Bed was huge and comfortable. Staff were super friendly. Would def recommend. Great location for south bank and exploring London."

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2021

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
The price is NZ$243 per night from 12 Aug. to 12 Aug.
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Covent Garden Market, Piccadilly Circus and London Dungeon. Big Ben and ...
4/5Very Good! (3,148 reviews)
"Cleanliness and Location, did not eat-in or use facilities"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

The Strand Palace Hotel
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Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
4 out of 5
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, England
The price is NZ$220 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is NZ$256 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
The price is NZ$243 per night from 12 Aug. to 12 Aug.
The Strand Palace Hotel
NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels
NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels
4 out of 5
50-60 Southampton Row, London, England
The price is NZ$269 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
NYX Hotel London Holborn by Leonardo Hotels
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
4 out of 5
8 Northumberland Ave, (adjacent to Trafalgar Square), London, England
The price is NZ$249 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
Corinthia London
Corinthia London
5 out of 5
Whitehall Place, London, England
The price is NZ$1,035 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Corinthia London
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
5 out of 5
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, England
The price is NZ$420 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
5 out of 5
London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is NZ$499 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
Park Plaza County Hall London
Park Plaza County Hall London
4 out of 5
1 Addington Street, London, England
The price is NZ$247 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Park Plaza County Hall London
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.