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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The London Eye

Last week Ben and I were lucky enough to spend a day together. Maxwell went to my Mum and Dad's, so Ben and I decided we would take a trip to London as Ben had never been and he was desperate to see the sights that he often had seen on the TV. He decided that he would love to go on the London Eye, however I was not convinced. I am terrified of heights!

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Getting off the train at Waterloo station we made our way to the London Eye. It was a short 5 minute walk and it was easy to find. As soon as we arrived at the London Eye I was amazed at the lively atmosphere that was all around. I was so excited to be at a landmark which is well known all around the world.

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Me and Ben headed to the ticket office to collect our tickets. We were given a fast track ticket to cut the que which I was glad about as the que was huge. We were searched by security and went straight to the front of the que where we were greeted by the only orange pod on the wheel which Ben had joked about us going on.

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The pod moved slowly and it was our turn to get on. I was a little scared as the pod doesn't actually stop. Luckily all was fine and it was actually Ben who nearly missed the pod! In the pod, we found it to be very spacious and although there were around 20 people in the pod, (children and adults) I was able to move around freely. The pod had suggested viewing points and a small tab which gave us info about the sights we could see. From the eye you can see landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, The Shard, St Paul's Cathedral, and Wembley Stadium.

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I have to admit being so scared of heights I could barely move at first. I sat on the bench in the pod with one hand gripping it as hard as I could with my mobile in my other hand.The pod was quite wobbly and I thought I was going to die! Luckily I managed to calm down and take in the breathe taking views.

Me and Ben had a fab day out and even visited the 4D cinema in the visitor centre. I would love to go again in a few years to see how London has transformed.

For general information on the EDF Energy London Eye
and a 10% discount on bookings, visit www.londoneye.com.
The London Eye is open all year round except for Christmas Day and one week in January for annual maintenance. The hours of operation are 10am to 9pm from June to September and 10am to 8pm from October through to May.
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  1. Looks like you had a great time! Wish we had gone on the London eye when we were down there xx

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