Monday, 1 March 2010

Craig and Charlotte's 100 things to do in Britain - #21 The London Eye

Howdy, doody! Haven't been keeping on top of these for a while but your in for a treat (well... maybe if you like big wheels!) as me and Chappers headed down to "The Hub" of Britain for the weekend aka. London.

First up on our trip was the gargantuan London Eye, and it truly is a huge beast! Besides from putting Charlotte off just from the height she also wasn't feeling too hot which probably is not the best combination. I was impressed with the wait time being only 20 minutes as the last thing we wanted to do on a cold winters night was spend 3 hours queuing!

Once on and moving you get some great views of the city which are only bettered when viewing it at night, London lights up amazingly well and is definitely a must do in the capital, if not for the ride but also for being the only place where you can really see all the main sites from one spot. Parliament, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Westminster, Canary Wharf... You name it and you can see it.

A good 20 minutes passes and we gradually come down to ground level (to Charlottes relief). All in all what appears to be a rather lacklustre post is actually one of the best experiences I have had in London. Make sure you try it.