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London Eye vs. The Shard - Which is better?

Both attractions can hardly be compared. The Shard is much higher at 244 metres and offers both an outdoor and indoor platform where you can stay as long as you like. The London Eye, on the other hand, offers a wonderfully close view of some of London's most famous sights in 35 minutes and may be associated with a little more "thrill" for some people. You enjoy a 360° view of the metropolis and travel in comfortable cabins on the world's largest Ferris wheel. It is difficult to compare both experiences. You will definitely see more of The Shard, but the London Eye is a classic. See for yourself. Maybe there is even time for both attractions?

Tip: Here you can also get The Shard Tickets.

Best time for the Coca-Cola London Eye

The opening hours for the London Eye are usually from 10:00 am to 20:30 or 21:00 pm. For those who want to save waiting time at the London Eye, there is no convenient time. The ferris wheel is a popular attraction at any time of the year. Buy the tickets in advance for an experience with skip-the-line access. You have the best view when the view is clear. Choose a sunny day or a day without fog. In the evening light, the view from the London Eye is especially atmospheric.

Which ticket is the best?

Only with a lot of luck there is no waiting line in front of the London Eye. As this hardly ever happens, it is really worthwhile to buy a ticket here with skip-the-line access. With the so-called Fast-Track-Tickets you do not avoid waiting completely, but you still save a lot of waiting time. For entry, they use a separate entrance where there are considerably fewer visitors waiting. Without a ticket, you must expect waiting times of at least 45 minutes.

Do the gondolas of the London Eye shake?

The London Eye is the "building" in London with probably the most frequent maintenance work. The 32 giant glass domes can accommodate up to 25 passengers each and are air-conditioned and equipped with multimedia facilities. On small tablets you experience the view in a multimedia way and are provided with more information about London. Due to the arrangement of the domes, they are always horizontal and offer a 360° view over London. Due to the size of the domes and a driving speed of less than 1 km/h, you will feel as if you are floating gently - completely without wobbling.

Directions: The best way to get to the London Eye

The fastest and easiest way to get to the London Eye is by subway (Tube). It's right on the Thames. The Westminster stop is an easy way to get to your destination. Alternatively, you can also use the Waterloo station. In addition to the underground also lets run buses between London Eye and the rest of the city. Line 211 as well as lines 77 and 381 stop at the Coca-Cola London Eye.

Sights in the vicinity

Its central location allows fußläufig to take you to some of London's most famous attractions. After a visit to the popular Ferris Wheel, the best way to get there is to walk over Westminster Bridge towards St James's Park. You'll pass the House of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.

7 interesting facts about the London Eye

The London Eye stands for one of the most impressive experiences in the capital of England. The view and the unique experience in the gondolas of the Giant Ferris Wheel attract numerous visitors to the Thames every day. For tickets and admission tickets you can stand in line for a long time. But what makes the London Eye so special?

1. High up

The London Eye is no ordinary Ferris wheel. With its 135 meters it is the highest self-supporting Ferris wheel in Europe. It has currently lost its status as the world's highest Ferris wheel to The High Roller in Las Vegas, although Dubai and Japan also have plans for even bigger wheels.

2. More attractive than ever

As the London Eye is the main attraction in London, it is hardly surprising that millions of visitors are registered every year. On average, the London Eye receives more visitors than the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids of Giza.

3. Why only 32 capsules?

The London Eye has 32 glass capsules. Each gondola can accommodate up to 25 visitors. Did you know that the 32 gondolas are representative of the 32 boroughs of London?

4. Pink Lady

In 2005, the entire London Eye was one day completely illuminated in pink. The reason for this was the first registered civil partnership, which was carried out on the Ferris wheel.

5. Where is Number 13?

There are 32 gondolas or cabins, which are numbered from 1 to 33. Why 33 numbers with 32 gondolas? The reason for this is the superstition that the number 13 can bring bad luck - it was omitted.

6. Let bygones be bygones

The London Eye is not the first Ferris wheel that has ever been in operation in London. It had a predecessor called The Great Wheel which was in operation from 1895 to 1906.

7. Private Audience

The 32 domes can be visited not only by normal tourists. It is also possible to rent a private dome for example for an extraordinary wedding.

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