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London Eye The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the century (see also The Millennium Bridge) and quickly became a definitive part of the London experience. This spectacularly streamlined riverside wheel stands an impressive 135 meters tall and its sleek, modern, totally see-through glass-pods offer an unrivalled 360-degree view of London and beyond. The Houses of Parliament, Canary Wharf, Big Ben, the glorious Thames and Windsor Castle are just a few of the 55-odd attractions that can be admired from the top of the arc. On a clear day the view extends to 25 miles in each direction. It moves at a slow but steady pace, taking 30 minutes to complete its flight. The flight only lasts 30 minutes and it's bound to be busy but this is still top of the London must-do list.
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London New Year's Eve FireworksLondon New Year's Eve FireworksLondon New Year's Eve FireworksThe annual New Year's Eve Fireworks display is an impressive sight. They cram enough firepower for an hour-long display into 12 explosive minutes, lighting up the sky for miles around. This year's display will again be started by the chimes of Big Ben, which has remained silent since August 2017 while undergoing renovation. Watched by 100,000 peopl2018-12-31T00:00:00+00002018-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Seasonal > New Year
PRICING£10 | First batch of tickets on sale Friday 28 Sep 2018
DATESMonday 31st December 2018
The annual New Year's Eve Fireworks display is an impressive sight. They cram enough firepower for an hour-long display into 12 explosive minutes, lighting up the sky for miles around. This year's display will again be started by the chimes of Big Ben, which has remained silent since August 2017 while undergoing renovation. Watched by 100,000 peopl...†More about this event

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Waterloo Tube Station
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Waterloo Railway Station
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Library Street NCP
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The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £147† 21% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 4 minutes from London Eye
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £244† 28% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £112† 36% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Eye
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from London Eye
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's ... More
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 8 minutes from London Eye
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 9 minutes from London Eye
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart of ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near London Eye
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the new ... More
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and watch ... More
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction. A ... More
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An Evening With Roger Daltrey
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Thursday 18th October 2018 - 7.30pm-9pm
London Eye , Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
The founder and lead singer of The Who talks to music critic Will Hodgkinson about his rise to fame....More
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Cristina Ortiz
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Thursday 18th October 2018 - 7.30pm
London Eye , Belvedere Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
A performance by the pianist who is particularly renowned for her instinctive interpretations of Chopin, and here performs the dramatic Fantaisie In F Minor, the lilting ...More
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 8th November 2018 to 5th January 2019
London Eye , South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London Eye
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse returns to the theatre where it all started, the National Theatre, eleven years after ...More
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from London Eye
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London Eye
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from London Eye
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
Dotted with steakhouses, grills, diners and burger joints, London isn't exactly lacking when it comes to options on where to find a good piece of meat, ... More
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Las Iguanas - Royal Festival Hall
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
Walk through the doors of Las Iguanas and find yourself transported to Latin America, full of rich, vibrant colours, quirky features and custom-made wooden mosaic tables ... More
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Caffe Vergnano 1882
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 10 Festival Terrace, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
Based at the Festival Terrace of the South Bank complex, Caffe Vergnano 1882 has long been famous for its sublime coffee honed to perfection by three ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from London Eye
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from London Eye
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 14 minutes from London Eye
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from London Eye
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from London Eye
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from London Eye
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from London Eye
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
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London Eye Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Eye
The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel) elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
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London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 

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