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The National Student's Summer Day Out at... the London Eye


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The London Eye is "must do" for any visit to the capital and with amazing panoramic views across Greater London and beyond it's the perfect day trip for this late summer.

The iconic view of The Thames and the Houses of Parliament allows you to take as many photos as your heart desires during the 30-minute ride. Before boarding the Eye, make sure you visit the short 4D show which is a great intro to London's best attraction.

For those that are scared of heights, don't worry! You feel so safe you don’t even feel like you are that high, and the construction of the Eye is so obvious and strong that it makes you feel safer than you ever would at that height anywhere else. To my surprise, after a moment of panic, I got on and the ride was great, extremely smooth and so slow I wasn’t even aware we were moving until we were above the buildings. And of course, the view that welcomes you at the top has no rival.

It is suggested that you buy tickets online, however, this is only good if you know what day and exact time you want to go. But if you don’t (and as you can never trust the English weather) I would buy last minute online or when you arrive. There is however a small discount when you buy online, so the choice is yours.

A suggestion – buy a fast track; it may cost the extra money but it’s worth it when you beat the queues. The day we went the queues were enormous and so long I think I would have rather walked away than even attempt to wait, but with fast track we waltzed straight in and got to the front. We were on the London Eye in less than five minutes. And to be honest we had probably gone round once, got off, had a drink and got on the tube before those in the standard queue had even moved.

When you buy the tickets you get a round reversible map (day and night) which shows you the views of London from the top of the Eye. This map is really useful and is also the same as the ones that are loaded on the tablets inside the pods, just in case you can’t get to one of the four tablets in a pod that holds 30 people.

To go and see London as the sun sets you can either buy your ticket individually or you can buy a package with other attractions included for a better price. Attractions include the Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Tussauds.

Key points: buy a fast track ticket, use the tablets and take lots of pictures!

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