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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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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London $161
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

200 Westminster Bridge Road, London
     
    4.4
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    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.

    The Strand Palace Hotel $101
    The Strand Palace Hotel

    The Strand Palace Hotel

    372 The Strand, London
       
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      of 5, from 8,942 reviews
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      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.

      Park Plaza London Riverbank $125
      Park Plaza London Riverbank

      Park Plaza London Riverbank

      18 Albert Embankment, London
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 3,100 reviews
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        Park Plaza London Riverbank is across the river from the Tate Britain gallery, close to Westminster. The London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all within easy reach. The hotel is easily approachable from Waterloo, Vauxhall and Westminster stations.

        Park Plaza County Hall London $159
        Park Plaza County Hall London

        Park Plaza County Hall London

        1 Addington Street, London
           
          4.4
          of 5, from 3,927 reviews
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          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.

          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster $145
          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster

          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster

          30 John Islip Street, London
             
            4.3
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            Located in City of Westminster, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tate Britain, Big Ben, and Houses of Parliament. Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey are also within 15 minutes.

            Grange St. Paul's
            Grange St. Paul's

            Grange St. Paul's

            10 Godliman Street, London
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 1,522 reviews
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              Located in The City of London, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Paul's Cathedral and London Stock Exchange. Museum of London and Old Bailey are also within 10 minutes.

              Park Plaza London Waterloo $121
              Park Plaza London Waterloo

              Park Plaza London Waterloo

              6 Hercules Road, London
                 
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                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.

                The Grosvenor Hotel $146
                The Grosvenor Hotel

                The Grosvenor Hotel

                101 Buckingham Palace Road, London
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 1,366 reviews
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                  Located in Belgravia, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Victoria Palace Theatre, Buckingham Palace, and St. James Park. Big Ben and Sloane Square are also within 1 mi (2 km).