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Top 10 London Attractions - Great Places to Visit in London


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London Eye
Evening view of London Eye, tourist attraction.
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The London Eye is 135 meters high, which makes it one the world's tallest observation wheels. It has 32 capsules and carries around 10,000 visitors every day. The London Eye has become the most popular paid-for UK visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year. While traveling in complete safety you can see up to 40 kilometers away in all directions from each capsule.

The London Eye really has to be included in a trip to London. Because of the way the capsules are suspended it allows for a full 360-degree panorama when you're at the top of the wheel. Tickets can be booked online, which really is the right thing to do as it saves a lot of time. The queues look long when you arrive, but they move quickly as everyone is issued with a timed ticket. Don't forget your camera!

In 2009, the London Eye 4D Film Experience opened and is included in the London Eye ticket price. It is a fantastic 4D film to entertain you before your trip. The 4D effects are superb and this short film has the only 3D aerial footage of London.

You can also take the London Eye River Cruise, which is a circular route river cruise starting from next to the London Eye.

Nearby you'll find a popular Harry Potter Film Location in London.

An alternative way to see London from a high-level is to head to Greenwich in southeast London and try the London cable car / Emirates Air Line which connects The O2 to Royal Docks across The Thames. You won't have the central London views but it's still an exciting way to see London from up high.

If you enjoy these high views you might like to also consider Up at The O2, The Monument and the St Paul's Cathedral Galleries.

Find out about more Tall Attractions in London.

You can buy Skip the Line London Eye tickets through Viator.

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