Shop Beauty Here:

MVP Brush Set

Shop Looxi Beauty (with discount)

Shop and use JOY10 for discount!

September 12, 2011

Romance/Getaway Series - London Eye & London Eye River Cruise

At 135m, the EDF Energy London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has already won over 75 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement and has now welcomed over 39 million visitors.

The circular cruise departs from the London Eye Millennium pier directly underneath the London Eye, goes as far as Tower Bridge and returns 40 minutes later. The cruise takes in the landmarks on the river: Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe as well as Westminster, Millennium and Tower Bridges. The Silver Bonito can carry up to 170 passengers at any one time, and has an  upper deck and a lower deck meaning it is suitable in all weather conditions.

The EDF Energy London Eye offers a unique view of the capital, but beyond the landmarks, another vision is taking shape: that of a city committed to cleaner, lower carbon living. As Britain’s largest producer of low carbon electricity, EDF Energy want to lead the energy change, working with governments, transport providers, attractions and institutions to help create a city that’s more sustainable and enjoyable for visitors and residents alike. 
I was surprised by how large the capsules are. I was expecting ferris wheel size boxes that fit 4-6 people tops, but I think about 15-25 people fit into each pod. I was also surprised by how smooth the ride is. I didn't feel it moving at all, partly because it never stops. The eye continuously moves around as people are embarking and disembarking so you never feel the jerking motion of the stops and starts.

To the left is a view from one of the London Eye Capsules. We went on an overcast day so we couldn't see as far as on a clear day, but was had a great time. It's relaxing and gives you a view of the city that not many people get to see. I would highly recommend adding the London Eye to your trip itinerary.                                   

For more information or to purchase your tickets visit

disclaimer: tickets provided for review

No comments:

Post a Comment

Search Engine


This policy is valid from October 01, 2009

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, and other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is occasionally compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

To get your own policy, go to