An Eye With a View

The London Eye

The London Eye is an iconic Ferris wheel located on the South Bank of the River Thames . Initially built as a temporary attraction to celebrate the millennium, it quickly became a permanent fixture due to its immense popularity. At 135 meters tall with 32 capsules, it offers breath-taking panoramic views of London’s skyline. Landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace can be clearly seen,

A ride on the London Eye lasts approximately 30 minutes and is fully enclosed, air-conditioned, and accessible to wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Visitors are free to move around the capsule and can choose from several ticket options, including fast track and VIP experiences. The attraction also offers unique experiences such as a Champagne Experience and a Private Capsule Experience for a more exclusive event.

Several facilities are available on-site, including restrooms, a gift shop, and a 4D cinema experience that offers a unique perspective on the city. The London Eye is open every day except Christmas Day and is best visited during the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds.

Visiting the London Eye provides a unique and unforgettable perspective on one of the world’s greatest cities, making it a highlight of your trip. Tickets can be purchased online in advance to avoid long lines, and audio guides are available in several languages for visitors who are visually or hearing impaired.

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Now you have seen Buckingham Palace from the sky why not pop across and pay it a visit

Buckingham Palace

One of the most Iconic landmarks in London and the official residence of the Monarch of the United Kingdom. This majestic palace is located in the city of Westminster and serves as the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality.

Originally known as Buckingham House, the palace was built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham. King George III acquired it in 1761 and transformed it into a private residence for Queen Charlotte. Since Queen Victoria’s accession in 1837, it has been the official London residence of the monarch.

Today, Buckingham Palace boasts 775 rooms, including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, and 78 bathrooms. In addition to these facilities, it also has its own post office, cinema, swimming pool, doctor’s surgery, and jeweller’s workshop. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens, which are the largest private gardens in London.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony, a popular tourist attraction, takes place daily outside the palace during the summer months and every other day in the winter. While the Monarch  is away on summer break in Scotland, the State Rooms of the palace are open to the public for tours.

Visiting

To visit Buckingham Palace, visitors must buy tickets in advance, which can be purchased online or through a ticket agency. The ticket prices vary depending on the type of visit, but generally include an audio guide and access to the State Rooms, which are beautifully decorated with paintings, sculptures, and other treasures from the Royal Collection.

During the tour, visitors are not allowed to take photographs or videos inside the palace and must pass through a security check before entering.  Some of the most famous rooms in the palace, including the Throne Room, the Ballroom, and the White Drawing Room, and some of the Late Queen’s personal collection, such as the exquisite Fabergé Eggs are all on display.

If visitors are interested in the history of the palace, they can take a guided tour with one of the palace’s expert guides, offering a more in-depth look at the palace’s history and the royal family.

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Overall, visiting Buckingham Palace and The London Eye are unique and unforgettable experiences.

 

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