Day 1 – European Inspiration – London Eye
Definitely one of the newer attractions in London, the London Eye is basically a huge ferris wheel which allows for an exquisite view of the city of London (Official Website).
When I got there, the lines weren’t long and, other than a small issue of a “pen knife” (swiss army knife – which they hung onto while I was on the Eye and returned at the exit) in my bag, getting on was hassle free.
Getting into the capsule is a pretty straight-forward procedure as the capsule slows for you to get on. Once in the capsule you and about 10 other people ride the full circle of these white capsules which are covered in clear glass (which is surprising clean – all things considering).
Picture of me as we crest the top of the wheel!
And the view you came for, Big Ben and the English Parliament Buildings.