Riding the London Eye - A Marvellous Experience on all Counts

Did you know that the largest palace in the entire United Kingdom is the Palace of Westminster, which is not a palace in true sense of the word? This is the official name for the Houses of Parliament which is the official seat of the House of Lords and Commons! If you wish to explore more of such intriguing splendours quickly and conveniently, you should stay at a hotel in Central London.

Making the Right Choice

Choose hotels in Central London like Hampton Court Palace Hotel that are near Southwark Council and also near Elephant and Castle Tube Station, for superior connectivity.

Some of the other important destinations to visit in London include Ministry of Sound and St. Thomas Hospital. Picking budget & cheap hotels in Central London near Borough Market will also provide easy access to the oldest food market in London. And a ride on the London Eye in Central London is no less than the icing on the cake.

The London Eye Experience

This gigantic Ferris wheel has been constructed right across the historic Palace of Westminster, overlooking the Thames. Many feel that this artificial structure looks out of place among the historic buildings adorning the landscape of London. However, simply put, it just makes up for a skyscrapers which seem to be absent from the skyline of Central London. It is the only structure that can offer a bird’s eye view of the city. This iconic architectural marvel is extremely popular with tourists at large. Listed below are some intriguing facts that make it unique:

  • In fact, it is the only paid tourist attraction in the country that endures 3.5 million rides annually.
  • It is 520 feet tall, the highest Ferris wheel in Europe and the second highest in the world.
  • You can travel in very comfortable enclosed capsules that are air conditioned for your comfort. Each capsule can accommodate about 25 people. You can stand up, walk around and be completely at ease within the capsules.
  • Several sponsorships have been awarded to it since its inception in 2000.
  • Tickets can be bought online and rates are discounted as compared to walkup pricing. The pricing system is multi tiered. And, you can avoid the long queues if you choose to pay more.
  • It remains close during Christmas. Otherwise, 365days a year is business! Timings are from 10 am to 8:30 pm. During July and August the timing is extended to 9:30 am.

The Views are to die for

The views of the city from London Eye are excellent. Staying at one of the hotels in Central London keeps you close to this landmark. The wheel turns slowly offering you a complete 360 degree view of this glorious city with its archaic monuments. You can simply gaze across the Thames and enjoy the eclectic views that are likely to remain etched in your memory forever. In fact, if you save enough by bookings a budget and cheap hotel in Central London, it would be a great idea to try a London Eye ride more than once.



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