From its completion in 2000 until 2006, the London Eye was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. One of several iconic projects built to celebrate the year 2000 (along with the Millennium Dome and the Millenium Bridge), it has become a symbol of London in the twenty-first century. The eye features 32 capsules, each representing one of London’s boroughs and capable of holding up to 25 people. Owing to its popularity, a ‘flight’ on the London Eye requires advanced booking and queuing during peak hours. The experience is worth it – from the highest point on the wheel the view of the city is breathtaking. On a clear day you can see nearly 40km.
Address: Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, SE1
Telephone: 0870 500 0600
Metro: Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City)
Hours: Open daily 10:00-18:30 (varying slightly throughout the year)
Admission: Ticket prices vary, starting at £29.50 per person. Online buyers get up to 20% off the price and fast track entry.