Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The London Eye

One of the first things that caught my eye when I moved to London was this big ferris wheel type of thing that was on the south side of The River Thames. I soon came to found out that it was called, "The London Eye," and was quite the popular tourist destination.

There is ALWAYS a line at the London Eye. So standing in line to buy tickets for it and then waiting in line to ride it is quite the task and takes a lot of time. But we soon found out that if you buy them online, you can skip the ticket line and then only have to go through the waiting line to ride it. Plus buying online saves you a couple extra pounds. This is what we did when my family was in town. Plus my parents got a senior discount which saved some extra money as well in addition to the online discount.
We had quite the experience. I can't believe that it was our first time there because Nate and I live so close to it, but the cost always held us back. It gave us a great view of all of London. I guess that is why they call it the London Eye.....and we could see everything. It is only a 30 minute ride and the capsule that you are in only goes around once. It hardly feels like you are moving. We took lots of good pics and had a great time. It was over before we knew it. 30 minutes flew by so quickly! 
We saw some great views of Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the street where we live, the sand volleyball area that they are using for the Olympics, and of London in general. Here are some of the pictures that we snapped from up in the air.......

If you are ever in the London area, you need to ride this attraction! And the coolest part was that it was where Emily and Jef had their romantic dessert date on this year's season of The Bachelorette. Maybe we sat in the same capsule as they sat in....who knows? :)

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