Above the City on the London Eye

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NGL, the London Eye has never interested me, even at the height of its novelty in the early 2000s. It didn't interest me either when I worked for their sponsor in 2016! I've always thought of it as a giant, overrated Ferris Wheel. At one point, I was flat out refusing to go on it.

But I went on it. I caved and went on it. Mostly because Milly offered me a spot in her private booth.

I suck.

Millennium Bridge London

Despite being strongly against a trip up the London Eye for so long, I have made it a mission to step out of my comfort zone in quiet little East Finchley, to see more and spend more time in the city I have called home for over a decade. Even if that means falling into over priced Tourist Traps.

I wouldn't say the London Eye experience surprised me, it pretty much does exactly what it says on the tin, but the views are most definitely worth it. It was nice to see London from another perspective.

There was definitely a couple of things I enjoyed that truly made the trip.

Coca-Cola London Eye

We had our own private booth which meant we were able to run around and see every angle as well as giggle with ourselves. I'm not entirely sure how many people the capsule can hold, but I do think it would have been a less enjoyable experience if we had been crammed in with other people.

It reminded me of why I loved London. I mean, our city is stunning from every angle but seeing it from above made you really take in the splendour of the whole thing.

The people I went with. I really do have some of the best friends to enjoy everything and this time we even took the boys. It is funny to have the boys with us, it gives them a moment to not only appreciate how much effort goes into creating content constantly, it also gives Gary and I a chance to do more together. Full time jobs and busy schedules (mostly mine) restricts us a tad.

We also got to being you this 'Behind the Insta' shot. Good ol' Instagram Husbands.

London Eye

London Eye

In short, I still think it's overrated but I wouldn't be entirely against going back on it. I do think the cost is a little ridiculous for what you get and how it really is just a giant Ferris Wheel but going with great people makes it an experience to remember.

Have you ever been on the London Eye? 

13 comments

  1. I will NEVER tire of that boys photo.

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    1. Me too! It makes me giggle every time I see it.

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  2. The London eye is fantastic. I’ve been up there, and although I was scared of the height, the view is outstanding.

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    1. One of the guys we went with has a fear of heights too! He was quite uncomfortable but settled in once the giggles started.

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  3. I’ve done it once and it was great but you’re right I wouldn’t pay for it again. Thanks for the honest review, and that boys pic is hilarious!

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    1. I always try to be honest! I'm a little bit sad that the trip around didn't entirely change my perspective on it though.

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  4. I went on it once years ago. I wouldn't feel the need to go again either, but I enjoyed it and I'm glad that I did it!

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  5. I've been meaning to go on the London eye its something I've not got round to doing yet as we don't go to London that often

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  6. I've never been as I thought the same about it being an overpriced tourist trap - even though I'm not even a London resident! But I can just imagine how good the views are! You can't beat good company to create some great memories. x

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  7. I have been on the London Eye once and like you I agree it is overrated. At the same time I do like that you were given your own private booth. Love the photos.

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  8. I have been to London loads of times but NEVER went up in the London eye! The next time I visit, I'll be sure too because it looks amazing.

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  9. I've been there so many times but refused to get on it each time! I have vertigo and just can't face it!

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  10. I haven't been on the London Eye in years, I do quite like it though x

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Your comments make me smile :-)