British Holiday Information

Free ride on the London Eye to celebrate 10th anniversary

Fancy a free ride on the London Eye? Well, now’s your chance as the famous London attraction celebrates its 10th birthday.

I must admit it is hard to believe that it was 10 years ago in March that it first opened – seems like only yesterday.

The London Eye is well worth a visit as it offers stunning views over London, and is the UK’s most popular paid for attraction – visited by more than 3.5 million visitors each year. So if you are staying in a hotel or thinking of renting property in London, it is worth heading towards the London Eye.

Situated on the south side of the River Thames near Waterloo Station (5-minute walk), it is the world’s tallest observation wheel at 135 metres high. A full rotation in one of the 32 capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and offers a leisurely view over London and its famous landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey – and on a clear day you can even see Windsor Castle.

In order to obtain a free ride (or flight as they prefer to call it) you must be in the queue between 9:50am and 10am on Tuesday 19 January 2010. Check out the visit London blog for more information

If you are thinking of going along before the 19th January, be aware that the London Eye is closed from 10th to 18th of January 2010 inclusive for annual maintenance.

London Eye opening times:

  • October to April – 10.00am – 8.00pm daily
  • May and June – 10.00am – 9.00pm daily
  • July and August – 10.00am – 9.30pm daily
  • September – 10.00am – 9.00pm daily