Despite the fact that I’ve been back from my Europe trip for over a month now, I’m not quite done talking about my London a.k.a. “Fundon” adventures just yet. One of the coolest things we did was take a ride on the London Eye, the giant ferris-wheel-looking-structure, sitting high over the city. My mom and I didn’t quite know what to expect, but we were excited to experience one of London’s many/top attractions.
We arrived at the “Eye” for our admission time of 3:30, which I had strategically selected. In the winter, this is the time of day the sun starts going down in London. This gave us the chance to see the views from up top in daylight and at night. Both spectacular views!
If you’re not a fan of heights or wobbly ferris wheels, you can rest easy. There are non-wobbly pods that groups of people are loaded into, with lots of standing room, and also seating in the middle, if you need to rest/are freaked out being so high up.
Our pod held 13 of us and there was still plenty of room for more. They were also a lot bigger than I expected from seeing the London Eye from afar. It was kind of like a space-mobile.
The first and most obvious landmark we caught a glimpse of was Big Ben, just across the River Thames. Ironically, this was also the first chance we had to see Big Ben at all, so it was extra special!
Once we got a little higher up, we were able to see all over the city, moving to each side of the pod to get a better look at the landmarks.
There were a few interactive tablets in the pod which also pointed out the “important” locations to us and gave us a little info about them. Very helpful/educational!
We saved our ride on the London Eye for our last night in London and thought it was a great stop on the list for our last night. We had done most of the things we wanted to accomplish in the city and had trekked all over town, so it was really cool to be able to pinpoint where they all were from up high.
By the time we stepped off the Eye (about 30 minutes later), it was officially dark out, giving us an incredibly beautiful view of the London Eye at night all lit up!
If you find yourself in London and have a chance to catch a ride on the Eye, I definitely recommend it! It’s also extremely close to other big landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and Big Ben, so if you’re sightseeing, this is definitely a stop you can squeeze in easily!
What landmark would you want to see most in London?