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London Eye

Climb aboard this observation wheel for the best bird’s-eye view of the British capital. 

The 360-degree view from the top of the London Eye is a spectacular way to orientate yourself in London. Below, the River Thames meanders through the teeming metropolis, and on a clear day the views stretch to Windsor Castle, almost 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. 

A standard ticket for the London Eye buys you a 30-minute experience, which equals one complete revolution of the wheel. On your “flight,” catch an aerial glimpse of royal homes and see Big Ben towering over the Houses of Parliament. Should you time your flight well, the London Eye can serve up a stellar sunset. 

Officially opened to the public in 2000, “The Eye” quickly became one of London’s most recognized icons. Cameo appearances in films like “Harry Potter” and “The Fantastic Four” have boosted its profile. Its futuristic presence beside the Thames has made it the ideal backdrop for London’s New Year’s fireworks displays since 2005. 

Each year approximately 3.5 million people take a seat in the air-conditioned, state-of-the-art pods, making the London Eye the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. With a high point of 442 feet (135 meters) above the ground, The Eye holds the title as Europe’s largest observation wheel.

Easily accessible, the London Eye is situated on the River Thames’ South Bank in Jubilee Gardens. The wait to climb aboard can be lengthy, so it’s a good idea to purchase tickets online in advance.  

Continue your London explorations by boarding one of the many Thames riverboats or stroll to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, just upriver.

The London Eye is about a five-minute walk from Waterloo Underground station.


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Lodging Near Coca-Cola London Eye

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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

200 Westminster Bridge Road, London
4.4
of 5, from 8,780 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This fantastic new hotel is located on the South Bank, near London Eye. Waterloo and Westminster stations are within 5 minutes walk, making easier to travel and ideal choice for city break or business trip.

$124
The Strand Palace Hotel

The Strand Palace Hotel

372 The Strand, London
4.0
of 5, from 8,521 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in City of Westminster, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Covent Garden Market and King's College London. Royal Opera House and London Coliseum are also within 10 minutes.

$155
Park Plaza County Hall London

Park Plaza County Hall London

1 Addington Street, London
4.4
of 5, from 3,797 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

The hotel is perfectly located on the vibrant South Bank, by Westminster Bridge overlooking the River Thames and is within walking distance of many of the city’s most famous attractions including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Being just 2 minutes away from London Waterloo station, Park Plaza County Hall London is the ideal choice for a London visit, whether it is for business or leisure.

$148
Park Plaza London Waterloo

Park Plaza London Waterloo

6 Hercules Road, London
4.5
of 5, from 1,083 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Lambeth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florence Nightingale Museum, The Vaults, and Imperial War Museum. Old Vic and Southbank Centre Book Market are also within 10 minutes.

$157
The Grand at Trafalgar Square

The Grand at Trafalgar Square

8 Northumberland Avenue, London
4.2
of 5, from 2,053 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Restored Victorian hotel built in 1887 and situated just off Trafalgar Square in the centre of London; the National Gallery, Covent Garden and theatre district are all within three blocks walk.Charing Cross metro station is just few steps away.

$131
Citadines Trafalgar Square London

Citadines Trafalgar Square London

18/21 Northumberland Avenue, London
4.3
of 5, from 2,670 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This 1935 building is set in a tranquil location across from Whitehall Gardens, 2 blocks from Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, and a quarter-mile from London's West End.

$136
Marlin Waterloo

Marlin Waterloo

111 Westminster Bridge Road, London
4.4
of 5, from 314 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Lambeth, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Imperial War Museum, Coca-Cola London Eye, and London Dungeon. Sea Life London Aquarium and Southbank Centre are also within 15 minutes.

$253
London Marriott Hotel County Hall

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

London County Hall, London
4.4
of 5, from 934 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This grand historic hotel is situated in central London, right on the South Bank; the Coco-Cola London Eye is a 3-minute walk and Big Ben is just over a nearby bridge.