Feb 1, 2011

London Eye Baby!

Let me tell you a story....

When I met my husband for first time (you can read about it here) we were supposed to go on the London Eye.. tickets had been purchased... sun was shining.. and we never made it.. in fact he didn't see any London sights the 1st weekend he came to England.. I'll leave the rest to your imagination....

Anyway, this trip to London I was determined we would remedy that and I purchased 3 tickets online for a 'flight' at 10.30am...it was a little stocking filler for my hubby and his niece..For the uninitiated ...

The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually. When erected in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until surpassed first by the 160 m (520 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006, and then the 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008. It is still described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel"

When you get to the Eye you take your pre-printed Internet 'ticket' and then you have to wait in a line in the ticket office to collect your 'tickets'.. hello I'm confused... well really its a con to make you watch their 4d film experience.. which is fine when the Eye is relatively busy, but today there was us and a scabby dog waiting to get on!

Errr. nice glasses guys!

Anyway, 4d film suffered through..(4d means they throw confetti at you and spray you with stale water)...time to board our flight...

 Let me just say this is the best money you will spend in London on a sunny / clear day... don't go up in the fog or pouring rain as you wont see anything!..I thought it was amazing and we got some ace pictures...


Oooooh we're going on that!

First good view as we rotated

A pod!

Hubby like this gift!

Brittany really liked this gift!

The only snow left in London.. I zoomed in with my Dad's ace camera!

Britt looking far too photogenic.. blahhhh

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

When the bells sound it will be 11 o'clock!

I will just to be fair let you know this information from the London Eye website... apparently you don't have to watch the 4D film... now they tell me... D'oh!

All standard ticket guests wishing to see the new 4D Experience would need to join the 4D entrance queue with their tickets 45 minutes prior to their booked time slot. If you do not wish to see the 4D Experience before your experience, please proceed to the boarding platform with your tickets 30 minutes before your experience. You may also visit the 4D Experience after your experience if you choose not to do this before.

Tomorrow... a skateboard graveyard and Buckingham Palace... bet you've never seen those two in a blog before!



Mrs. Tuna said...

Hey it looks like you had a great time, I've never been to Europe, sigh, maybe someday.

Clare and Gary said...

Hi Mrs Tuna... being English I've been to too much of Europe ;-) It was a good trip home though!

Anonymous said...

oh fun! I wanted to go on the London Eye whenI was in London, but then I found out how expensive it is and decided not to! But perhaps one day I'll get back there.

Great pics!

(P.S. this is Crystal...I can't seem to post under my Google ID?)

Clare and Gary said...

Next time you must do it.. it was great!

Gumpher said...

I'm terrified of heights.

I fair nearly keffed my pants when I went on The Eye.

Never again

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