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The London Eye

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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9 expert recommendations

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Afar Magazine

London is an incredibly crowded city and when it comes to tourist attractions, it may seem difficult to snag a good view of Big Ben and Parliament. Rise above the crowds and grab a slow... Full review →

Get there early to avoid the lines and don't waste your precious pounds on your own capsule.
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Concierge

The 443-foot-high London Eye, designed by husband-and-wife architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, is the largest observation wheel in the world.

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Condé Nast Traveler

Not for the faint of heart... stunning views of the entire city of London. Full review →

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Fodor's Tick Choice

This giant Ferris wheel is the largest cantilevered observation wheel ever built and among the city's tallest structures. Full review →

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Frommer's 34

You're free to move around inside the pod during its voyage, although everyone tends to congregate in the northern half to look out over the river and the heart of sightseeing London. Full review →

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Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

A ride – or 'flight', as it is called here – in one of the wheel's 32 glass-enclosed eye pods holding up to 28 people draws 3.5 million visitors annually. Full review →

Visit before 11am or after 3pm to avoid peak density.
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Michelin Guide 53

135m high and weighing 2 100t, this big wheel has since 2000 offered a new and spectacular perspective from the banks of the River Thames. Full review →

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Not For Tourists

Two words: Tourist. Trap. Nice view though. Full review →

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Travel + Leisure

Originally built for the new millennium, this mammoth Ferris wheel has 32 dangling pods (each holds 25 people sitting or standing) that gracefully take flight 443 feet above the city. Full review →

Avoid weekends and go in good weather before 11 a.m. or after 3 p.m. for the quietest trip.

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