If you’ve ever looked through (or been shown) a London tourist’s photos, you’ve probably come across one, or a hundred, of the London Eye. How this giant ferris wheel is somehow in the top 5 of London’s most visited tourist attractions I still can’t get my head around. Recently I decided to give it a second chance, but this top London tourist attraction still didn’t do it for me.
It starts off nice with the House of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower.
Is The LastMinute.com London Eye Worth A Visit?
The view is nice but not unique, the info pads don’t really give you any info – just some random facts which seem to confuse the tourists more – but the thing is … nothing really happens. It might be the fact that London doesn’t have a famous skyline for tourists to recognise: everyone in my capsule stayed on one side to take a thousands of photos of Big Ben and once we were on top they ran to the other side to do the same of Tower Bridge – you can imagine their disappointed faces when they realized you can’t even see it from the pod.
It just look much more impressive from the ground.
London Eye Alternatives
In a city where there is far too much to do I would skip it – it’s really a waste of money and time. For a similar riverside view, I would recommend St. Paul’s Cathedral – a bit cheaper and you get to see its impressive insides. If you have a bigger budget and you want a much more eye-opening perspective, then go for the Shard. You can also climb up the Monument
You can’t even see the iconic Tower Bridge from the pods.
Best Way to Book London Eye Tickets
If you still insist here is the best way to book tickets for the LastMinute London Eye (but I’ve warned you):
1. Pre-book your tickets online (it will save you some time)
2. Check Google for when it’s less busy and book that time spot
3. Pray the weather will be ok so you can at least see something
4. Don’t go on a busy day (unless you like to wait)
How much does it cost to go on the London Eye?
Prices for the London Eye tickets change. Make sure to check the official Lastminute.com London Eye website (Autumn 2022 prices)
£36.00 per adult (£32.50 if you book in advance).
Fast Track tickets (with the fast track ticket you can skip most of the queues)
£51.00 per adult (£47.50 if you book in advance).