The London Eye

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If you are visiting London and are looking for attractions near to Heathrow airport, then the London eye should be top of the list.  The majestic structure is now part of the fabric of the city and has taken its place amongst the most popular of tourist destinations.

Originally named the Millennium Wheel, it was built as part of the Millennium celebrations as a centre-piece attraction for the city along side the Millennium Dome.  14 years on, it is still as popular as ever and draws crowds from all over the world. Once you have visited, it is easy to understand the appeal; from the top, the views across London are stunning.  It is a great place to start your trip as it will give a real perspective on the size of the city that cannot be gained at street level.  If you need any more persuasion, here are some of the top reasons to visit the London Eye:

Tickets to suit every need

From a standard ride to a fully customisable experience, the London eye can cater for all needs.  Why not hire a private cabin and experience a wine tasting session, or eat a romantic meal with one of the most stunning back drops available.  Another popular choice is chocolate tasting with Hotel Chocolat.  Whatever your tastes are, the perfect evening can be arranged.

Great facilities

With a gift shop and café on site, you can relax after the ride and also ensure that your memories last forever by purchasing a souvenir.  There is full disabled access and a priority queue system to ensure that disabled and elderly customers are supported.  On board there is a galaxy tab touchscreen tablet which you can use to access a guide explaining about the views and the city itself.  This can help to enhance the experience without becoming too distracting.

Combine Tickets

Tickets for the London Eye can be combined with tickets to other attractions such as Madam Tussauds and the London aquarium.  These tickets offer great value for money and will help to open up more of the city for tourists and visitors.