I Spy from the London Eye

On my final night in London, there was one more thing that I needed to cross off my list – go up the London Eye, of course!

London Eye

London Eye

Yes, the price is steep and the lines are long (but not if you buy the fast pass). But I was pleasantly surprised by what nice views I saw from up there! In fact, I’d say they’re even better than the ones from the Shard because I was smack in the middle of London and there was less reflection on the glass so I could actually see things.

London Eye Big Ben

Since it was a ride, I thought we had to be sitting in our seats the entire time. That was not the case! I was able to walk around the capsule and see London from all angles.

London Eye Sunset

London Eye Sunset

It was a good idea to go up on the last day because I could now recognize certain buildings, like this bebeh here:

I spy Big Ben (and the Houses of Parliament)! #London #travel #efcb #londoneye #Europe

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Big Ben from London Eye
Big Ben! Read my previous post on it here.

Big Ben from London Eye

London Eye Sunset
At the very top!

And I also now know what the Shard looks like (that pointy building in the back) to find it in London’s skyline.

London Eye Sunset

London Eye Sunset

London Eye
Aaand we’re down

London Eye Sunset

Ok, juuust one more pic of Big Ben:

London Eye Big Ben
I couldn’t resist! In all, I took the most pictures of this building in London.

London Sunset

Some people may not think it’s worth going up the Eye for its cost (fast pass ticket was 31 pounds), but I felt I got my money’s worth after riding it for 30 minutes while watching the sun set over the city. These pictures can only capture so much, so I would recommend seeing it for yourself!

London Eye

Now that I’ve gone on the London Eye once, I think I’ll be good for a long while. Though I imagine it’d be a totally different experience if I were to go when the night is completely dark!

London Eye Night Photo

Have you ever been up the London Eye? What did you think?

Thanks for reading!

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  • Your photo are making me miss London! Absolutely GORGEOUS! It looks like you are having a great time over there, enjoy, xx

    • I’d also say that my pictures are making me miss London, haha! It’s been more than a month but the memories are as fresh as ever when I look through these pics. Thanks 🙂

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  • everywhere you go there’s always a beautiful sunset!!
    i never know how to reduce the reflections in pictures 🙁

    • I make it a point to try and catch the sunset! Didn’t happen every day and next time I’d like to see even more.

  • Kim

    It looks like a beautiful place to watch the sunset over London! I didn’t actually go up the London Eye, but I love how it lit up at night in pretty colors! 😀