The London Eye

A couple of weeks back we went to London for the Chad Valley Imagination Day, while we were there we thought we would visit a few of London’s Landmarks including the London Eye. This was going to be number 13 from Our Merlin Challenge Park List.

I think the London Eye has now become as much part of London as Big Ben, and there is certainly always a queue whenever we come past. It didn’t take us long before we were boarding though, and the 25 minutes it takes for one full revolution goes very quickly. The sun was setting as we went round and was casting some amazing colours and shadows across the capital city. As always the buildings are a mixture of old and new, some looking more out-of-place than others. The boy enjoyed his flight in the capsule, and was fascinated by the man with the steel drum on the bank. We could even hear him playing all that way up!

I think this is my 3rd or 4th time on the London Eye, and I am always surprised that I find something new to look at each time. It will always remind me of my 40th Birthday treat. Dad M and the boy treated me to tea at the Ritz and a trip at night on the eye, it brings back some special memories.

Considering the Eye was only supposed to stay for 5 years it is certainly as popular now as it was back when it was built, and I think a landmark tourist attraction for years to come.

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  1. I think it’d be a real shame if they took it down now. I was unable to afford to go to the millennium dome and I had 3 young children at the time, it would have been lovely to have been able to take them a few years later when we had a bit of cash.
    I must go on the eye sometime myself 😀
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    1. I don’t think they will take it down as it takes too much money! I have never been to the dome, although did walk round it for the Olympics last year!

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