London Eye

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For the best views of the London cityscape, climb aboard this impressive observation wheel and view the great British capital in all its glory.

The London Eye is a great way to view all the sights of the city from one single standpoint. As you ascend this enormous rotating wheel, watch the city unfold at your feet. On a clear day visitors can see as far as Winsor Castle, almost 40 kilometres away.

As the sun sets behind the London skyline, catch some of the best aerial views from the comfort of one of the London eye’s many observation capsules. A standard ticket equates to one full revolution of the wheel. The 30-minute trip gives visitors enough time to savour the sights of London from various angles. Perfect for romantics, sightseers and visitors of all ages.

Since it first opened its doors to the public in 2000, the London eye has become synonymous with the London skyline, featuring in many popular films such as “Harry Potter” and “The Fantastic Four”. Situated on the banks of the River Thames, its futuristic appearance and its ideal location have made it the focus of the city’s New Year celebrations with its magnificent fireworks display.

This attraction still holds the title as Europe’s largest observation wheel, measuring a staggering 135 metres to the highest point. Around 3.5 million visitors step into the comfortable, air conditioned pods each year to view the sights, making it the most popular paid attraction in the whole of the United Kingdom.

Situated on the banks of the River Thames in Jubilee Gardens, the London Eye is a 5 minute walk from Waterloo Underground station and can be accessed on most inner city bus lines. To avoid the long queues, visitors are advised to purchase tickets in advance.

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Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is RM514 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Jermyn Street and Piccadilly Theatre. National Gallery and Oxford Street are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (221 reviews)
"Clean, well appointed pod rooms. A little difficult navigating the corridors but otherwise a pleasant experience. Check in is self service, with staff on standby to help (when it's not busy) and guests have to pay a £31 surcharge for 'extras' or breakages which I thought was unnecessary. This is ..."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is RM909 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life ...
4.2/5Excellent! (3,231 reviews)
"This was my second stay at this hotel, and the first time I've been on any kind of trip since the pandemic hit. I was very impressed by the attentiveness of the staff as well as openness about what the hotel had done to keep everything as Covid-secure as possible (e.g. a date and time of when the ..."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

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Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
4 out of 5
8 Northumberland Ave, (adjacent to Trafalgar Square), London, England
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The price is RM853 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from The Strand, Theatreland and The Mall. Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (890 reviews)
"Fabulous overnight stop while on business in London"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

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Assembly Hotel London
Assembly Hotel London
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
The price is RM413 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
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Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is RM909 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
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Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is RM514 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Zedwell Piccadilly
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
4 out of 5
8 Northumberland Ave, (adjacent to Trafalgar Square), London, England
The price is RM853 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square
Park Plaza County Hall London
Park Plaza County Hall London
4 out of 5
1 Addington Street, London, England
The price is RM809 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Park Plaza County Hall London
The Strand Palace Hotel
The Strand Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
372 The Strand, London, England
The price is RM770 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London Marriott Hotel County Hall
5 out of 5
London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is RM1,467 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
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Club Quarters Hotel, St. Paul's
Club Quarters Hotel, St. Paul's
4 out of 5
24 Ludgate Hill, London, England
The price is RM681 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
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St Martins Lane London
5 out of 5
45 St Martin's Lane, London, England
The price is RM1,369 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
St Martins Lane London
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