3 Things To Know Before Riding the London Eye

Posted July 26, 2018 by shooting in Travel / 35 Comments

The London Eye

When In London: The London Eye

The London Eye is probably something that enters a lot of people’s mind when they think of London, England. It’s essentially a ferris wheel except you’re fully enclosed. As someone who is terrified of heights, and hates ferris wheels, I wasn’t really sure about going on the London Eye. However, my aunt offered to get tickets for my mom, sister, and I, so I figured why not? When in London, right? I don’t know what all the specific parts are called so I’m referring to the entire London Eye as the wheel and the enclosure you’re in as the ball.

Here are 3 Things to Know about the London Eye!

the london eye

It’s 30 Minutes Long

Yes, it takes the wheel about 30 minutes to go fully around, but do not worry! It’s not a quick ride by any means so you don’t really feel like you’re moving that much. You know you are, because you’re inside an enclosure that lets you see all around, but the actual movement is pretty slight.

the london eye

You Can Sit Down

There is a square bench of sorts in the middle of the ball, so if you are a bit wary of standing, you don’t have to if you don’t like. I stayed seated the entire time, since like I said before, heights freak me out. I tried to keep my eyes pointed straight or up so I wasn’t really focusing on everything beneath me. What you see changes, though, as the wheel brings you around, so don’t worry if you are scared of looking down!

the london eye

You’re Never Alone

No, this isn’t meant to be creepy! If you have a huge party, then you might be in a ball with just the lot of you, but chances are you’ll end up with another group or two. My family ended up with two different groups, I believe, and it is kind of fun learning where people are from! After all – people from all over the world come to London, England.

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I do suggest buying your tickets online if you’re planning on going as they are a bit cheaper. Tickets are around £23.40 (online) but the London Eye is actually right near a lot of other fun tourist attractions, so if you go to more than one, you get some nice deals. For example, if you do the London Eye and one other attraction on the list, it’s £36.00 for both! The only other item I did from this list is The London Dungeon, but it would have been nice to know about this when getting tickets as I highly recommend checking out The London Dungeon too.

35 responses to “3 Things To Know Before Riding the London Eye

  1. I’m glad you mustered up the courage to try the London Eye, Lauren!! There’s a similar thing in the city over from me, and it’s kind of nice to see all the sights from the top of the wheel. And I’m glad these things aren’t fast, I think they’d feel like a roller coaster if they were any faster than they are, haha. It’s a bummer you didn’t know about the ticket deal, though. I really, really want to go to England – maybe one day 😀

  2. I am like you and hate heights. There is a huge ferris wheel in Pigeon Forge where we go every year. I have yet to ride on it, but it is closed in and everything. If Zoe asks to ride on it when she is older, I think I will suck it up and do it. I used to like them when I was younger. Dont know what happened to me.

  3. I have heard of a lot of London attractions, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of this one! I am not a huge fan of heights but I would maybe give this a try, especially knowing you’re safely enclosed!

  4. I’ve never tried this but sounds like an excellent way to see the city—especially by night! Thanks so much for these tips… it has been ages since I’ve visited London, but definitely adding the London Eye to my to-do list!


  5. I’m not a big fan of heights either so I would be so leery of going on this, but I guess when in London, like you said… 🙂 I hope when I do make it there I muster up the courage to go on it!

  6. AH! I would LOVE to do this someday! I went to London for a day while I was studying in Cambridge, but we weren’t able to do much outside of the scheduled activities… 🙁

  7. AHHH that is so very cool – and thank you so much for the useful tips! <3 I have been to London a couple times already, it is one of my favorite cities in the world for sure, but I haven't gotten a chance to do the London Eye just yet. I can't wait though, it sounds amazing and I am certain the views are priceless <3
    Thank you for sharing! <3

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