For the past 11 years the London Eye has been an iconic sight on London's South Bank. At 135 metres high, it is the world's largest observation wheel and sees around 10,000 visitors every day and 3.5 million people a year. On a good day, you can see for 40 kilometres in all directions, even as far as Windsor Castle, although sunset and night time 'flights' also provide an entirely different experience. Only the BT Tower, Tower 42 and One Canada Square in Canary Wharf are taller than the attraction. The 30-minute rotation of glass capsules gives plenty of time to spot the Houses of Parliament and other London landmarks, while the 4D Experience gives an even greater view from above. If there is something to celebrate, you can also hire out a capsule, crack open a bottle of champagne or even have afternoon tea on board. The Globe and the London Aquarium are also on the South Bank, as well as bars, restaurants and cafes.
Hotels near London Eye
The London Eye, set on the banks of the River Thames, is a popular destination for tourists. With this distinction come a number of cheap hotels in London nearby, putting you just walking distance not only from the attraction, but also other sights such as Borough Market and London Bridge. TravelStay.com has a selection of hotels near the London Eye, such as the three-star Holiday Inn Express Southwark. Or, in nearby Vauxhall, the Comfort Inn London is another example of our budget London hotels. Staying in London apartments could also be an option for travellers keen for some privacy and catering facilities. Stamford Street Apartment Rooms are incredibly close to the London Eye, while International House London is conveniently located near to Waterloo Train Station. Wherever you choose to stay, make sure that you book with TravelStay.com.