The London Eye experience

 The London Eye experience  |  London, England  |  Today invited by the EDF Energy London Eye I spend the afternoon sailing along the Thames River and flying on top of London’s skyline. From the two tours and experiences, I would strongly recommend the London Eye experience. And if it is your first time in London, the River Cruise London Eye across the Thames River, can be a good introduction to the new/old city of London.

Since opening in March 2000 the EDF Energy London Eye has become an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year. A breathtaking feat of design and engineering, passengers in the London Eye’s capsules can see up to 40 kilometres in all directions.

The London Eye is the vision of David Marks and Julia Barfield, a husband and wife architect team. The wheel design was used as a metaphor for the end of the 20th century, and time turning into the new millennium.

The London Eye can carry 800 passengers per revolution – equivalent to 11 London red doubled-decker buses. Each revolution takes approx. 30 minutes. You may choose from multiple options, including your own private event, dinner or even Wedding. My personal recommendations are: (1). Buy the Fast Track tickets, otherwise you will spend over 45 minutes to fly the London Eye. (2). Try to be onboard around sunset time (subject to seasons) to enjoy the best views of the sun setting and London lightning up. (3). Finally add some extra style, and ride the Champagne Capsule.

Before the London Eye flight, I spend 40 minutes doing the River Cruise by London Eye. Not my type of tour to be honest, although the photo opportunity from the water is amazing. I recommend this tour for those visiting London for the first time interested on knowing some tips and secrets about the city, narrated by very friendly and knowledgeable guides. You get to see some of the main highlight buildings of London, go under most of the bridges including the new London Bridge and the Tower of London Bridge.

For more information about London Eye the River Cruise, visit @ There you may also buy your own tickets online. And do not miss the new London Eye attraction, the 4D London Eye experience, which will only take 4 minutes of your time, located inside the main building. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator –

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