Whilst we were in London we used our Merlin passes to take a trip on the London Eye.The London Eye is a giant big wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in . It was originally known as the Millennium Wheel, it is now called the Coca-Cola London Eye.The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m).
We had been on The Eye before but this time our aim was to go up twice in one day, once in daylight and then in darkness. When we got there we were surprised as there was hardly any queue. As we got to the front of the queue we had to have our bags checked and a quick security search. We then got in to our pod which has a bench in the middle (where Mum sat at the start of our journey as she is afraid of heights!) there are big glass windows so you can view London from every angle. Once everyone was in we started to take to the skies of London. The wheel turns so slowly that you hardly notice you are moving. This makes it easy to take photos.
It was great to go on the London Eye on such a clear day as we could see as far as the Wembley Arch really clearly . It is easy to identify the landmarks because there are Ipads in the pods so you can check what you are looking at. At night the London Sky Line was filled with bright and colourful lights reflecting in our pod.This makes the view very different to daytime and it isn’t as easy to spot the landmarks.
Although there are lots of people in the pods nobody blocks the view, and everybody is evenly spaced out and you are able to move around with ease.
Should you visit ?
The London Eye is a great attraction to visit whilst in London. Even though going on the London Eye is amazing in the dark I enjoyed going up in daylight best as you can see all the famous London Landmarks.
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