View 25 Miles Across London on the London Eye

The London Eye is the UK’s number one paid-for visitor attraction. This magnificent structure lets visitors enjoy panoramic views across London from its highest point, with views stretching for 25 miles in every direction. Launched in the year 2000, the London Eye has altered the skyline of London forever and is now one of the most recognisable sights in London.


The London Eye is open every day except Christmas Day. Visitors can enjoy a ride in one of the famous clear capsules which, since 2012, have included Samsung Galaxy Tab devices, giving visitors the chance to use touch screen guides which give details about all the landmarks visible during the ride, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. It is also easy to find a place to stay near these famous attractions at Localnomad and with a large range of apartment rentals in London to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice.

3.5 million people visit the London Eye annually for a 30 minute ride on this stunning attraction, including many people coming on repeat visits, so it is clear that the experience is highly recommended. Even if you are a little afraid of heights, this is one trip you won’t want to miss!

An unforgettable experience for the whole family

For those who want a memento of their London Eye experience it is possible to pose for a photo during the latter half of the ride, which you can then buy at the gift shop afterwards. It is also possible to organise parties and other celebrations to take place in the London Eye capsules, for a celebration to remember with stunning London views in the background.

A visit to the London Eye is a great experience for the whole family, with the various landmarks and touch screen guide an excellent way to teach children about London. For those wanting to make their visit into a holiday there are plenty of apartments, aparthotels and villas in London at Localnomad. Simply browse through the large range of apartment rentals in London to find a suitable apartment, whether you want to be near the London Eye or closer to another top attraction.

Enjoy Champagne or chocolate on a personalised ride

Tickets for the London Eye can be bought in advance or on the day, with many people opting to purchase family tickets which can also give entry to other attractions in London. The London Eye also has special options for those who want to try something different, with river cruises a popular treat. Visitors can even enjoy a Champagne experience during their ride for an unforgettable half hour! Other fun options include Cupid’s Capsule for a romantic trip, Hotel Chocolat capsule for chocoholics and a ‘create your own capsule’ option, which includes a choice of food and drink.

The personalisation available is just one of the wonderful options for your visit to the London Eye, though most people will find the views alone spectacular enough. There are many options of places to stay for your visit which can be seen on Localnomad, whether you are looking for a cosy retreat for a couple wanting to try out Cupid’s Capsule on the Eye, or a larger apartment for a family trip, where the kids will be able to gaze in wonder at the landmarks across the Capital. Once you have looked at the large range of apartment rentals in London and decided where to stay, the only decision left to make will be whether to take your ride during the day so you can see 25 miles across London, or at night to enjoy the magical views of thousands of lights glittering on the Thames and lighting up the city skyline!