Photo Essay – The London Eye

On a clear day you can see for miles, here are a few pictures from our time spent on the London Eye.

The London Eye ZagLeft.

It’s hard to believe that just the day before, we were in Paris climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower.  Just a two-hour Eurostar ride later, we find ourselves back in London and checking into our new hotel for the next five days.  Based on the recommendation of a very good friend, we decided to check into the beautiful St. Ermin Hotel for the next phase of our vacation.  This lovely little hotel is located across the street from New Scotland Yard in a very quiet neighborhood close to St. James Park.  Our rooms were beautiful and the location couldn’t have been better.  We were a short walk from several Tube stations which made it easy for us to get anywhere.   Buckingham Palace and Westminister Abbey were a walk away and we noticed plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby.  We enjoyed this hotel so much and would love to stay at the St. Ermin’s when we visit London again.

St Ermin's Hotel in London | ZagLeft

On our first day back in London, day six of our trip, we decided to ride on the London Eye to get a better view of the city.  The London Eye is a giant “ferris wheel” which towers over London.  Twenty-five passengers ride in each of the Eye’s enclosed air-conditioned capsules for a 25-minute slow moving rotation around.  On a clear day, you can see for miles and miles.

View of Big Ben from the London Eye | ZagLeft

We purchased our tickets online which helped us to avoid the long line of visitors and also allowed us to get a discount on our tickets.  There are many types of tickets available.  We chose the Standard ticket which is the least expensive ticket.  This ticket gives you the standard admission to the London Eye at the time chosen when booking.  The Fast Track ticket allows you to visit any time of the day and bypass the line by using a priority entrance at the time of your choice.  If you’re unsure which day you want to visit the London Eye, you can purchase a fully flexible ticket which is valid for 7 days, giving you the flexibility to visit anytime within a week from the day you choose as the start date of your ticket.  There are many other types of tickets available.  You can choose a family pass, a combination ticket which allow you to combine admissions to other attractions, a Champagne Experience ticket and several others.  If you’re planning a visit, be sure to visit the London Eye website for ticket information.

After we picked up our tickets at the ticket window, we boarded our capsule.

Boarding the London Eye | ZagLeft

Everywhere we looked, we saw beautiful views of the city and landmarks we recognized.

The London Eye | ZagLeft

Buckingham Palace from the London Eye | ZagLeft

Big Ben from the London Eye | ZagLeft

View from the London Eye | ZagLeft

Inside the London Eye | ZagLeft

The Shard | ZagLeft

The London Eye - A Photo Essay | ZagLeft

The London Eye- A Photo Essay | ZagLeft

Inside the London Eye - Zagleft

Seeing London from the London Eye | ZagLeft

Photo Essay - The London Eye | ZagLeft

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Next, we’ll visit Windsor Court and I’ll tell you all about our favorite places to eat in London!

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