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The Best Way to SEE London - The Coca-Cola London Eye



Now you may notice that my post title states, "The Best Way to SEE London" and not the best way to get around London. There is a difference. Most people when they envision "seeing" London, they think of taking a bus tour and sure that is one way to "see" London, or even walking around London, which will take quite a lot of time. However, there is a much easier way to do so. What if you don't have a lot of time, but you want to see as much as you can? I was lucky enough to collaborate with the kind folks of The Coca-Cola London Eye, who provided Madison and I with tickets, to this once in a lifetime experience. The Coca-Cola London Eye is one of London, England's must do if you're a visitor or even if you're local. We noticed that the weather in London is almost always cloudy and there was very rarely a clear day, it was also rather cold there on the day that we decided to brave the London Eye. If you're afraid of heights then this might not be for you. Located on the South Bank of the River Thames, this is one of the largest Ferris Wheel in the world at 443ft, giving astonishing views of the House of Parliament, which houses the Clock Tower (aka Big Ben), Buckingham Palace and other London landmarks.


On the day that we visited, it wasn't a very clear day and rather chilly. However, before you embark on the Coca-Cola London Eye, be sure enjoy the 4D cinema experience which gives you a virtual ride of the Coca-Cola London Eye complete with flying birds, included with each ticket. It's definitely something you don't want to miss. We were also happy that there were no lines when we were ready to board, but we also had Fast Track tickets so we were able to get on our ride rather quickly. The Coca-Cola London Eye has 32 air conditioned capsules and they each hold approximately 25 persons. The capsules are very clean and you get a full 360° aerial view. If you have a disabled member in your group, don't worry, they are able to have 2 wheelchairs per capsule. Here are just a few of the photos we were able to take.

Houses of Parliament & Big Ben






The ride lasts approximately 30 minutes and the views were more than spectacular, this is definitely one experience you don't want to miss if you're visiting London. We've heard that the view is really stunning at nights and maybe on a next trip we may do it at night for the experience. If you want to keep it a little bit more personal, you can book your own private capsule complete with champagne or not, making it extra special. I'm thinking being proposed to over London would be oh so wonderful.


They are open daily from 10:00am - 10:30pm but please check the website for extended hours or for opening delays. So if you're heading to London, but don't have a lot of time to sight see, or even if you do, make the Coca-Cola London Eye a must do on your list. Get your tickets online now.

Here are the ways you can connect with the Coca-Cola London Eye:



Let's discuss: What you most like to see if you visit London? 

Annmarie John
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  1. My sister was just there for a month and loved it. I would love to go someday, but it's not at the top of my list.

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    1. Hopefully it is on your list however. I think everyone needs to visit London one day.

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  2. Oh that sure is a great way to see London. I would love to visit Buckingham Palace one day and maybe see Prince Harry. LOL

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    1. Hahaha Prince Harry sure is charming isn't he? He's by far my favorite Prince. :)

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  3. That is exactly the kind of thing I want to do. Since I have zero fears of heights, but so many other fears, this is my ride. I would like to try it at sunrise, mid afternoon, sunset, and nighttime. If I were to go to London, I'd want to see Doctor Who stuff.

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    1. While I'm not afraid of heights, I still can't do roller coasters. Don't ask me why. This was childs play. If you go to London there is tons of Doctor Who stuff to see everywhere. You'll be in Doctor Who heaven!

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  4. That must be a fantastic experience! Having to see London without touring around the city itself. I'm a bit afraid of heght, but surely will give a chance to see London from the London Eye.

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    1. Oh you're totally enclosed so you'll feel safe.

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  5. Wow - now THAT is the way to see London (or anywhere!). Loving the views. I havent been to London, but one day I would love to check it all out. This would definitely be on the list of things to do!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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    1. Oh Karen, if you do ever make it, please add it to your list of places to visit.

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  6. What a lovely post, I've never been to London but the views from the Coca Cola London Eye are breathtaking! Your mini me is so adorable!

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    1. Thank you Danielle. The views are spectacular and the next time we visit, I want to do it at night and preferably in the summer.

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  7. I haven't been on the London eye in more than 10 years, but it was so gorgeous the last time I was there. Love it!

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    1. Then you definitely have to do it again.

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  8. The Coca-Cola London Eye has some amazing views. I would totally do that if I was even in London.

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    1. And if you do make it to London, you most definitely have to.

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  9. I have never been to London, but it would be amazing to go one day. This would definitely be an awesome way to see the whole city!

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    1. It sure was. I loved it and can't wait to do it again.

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  10. It's great that they have wheelchairs to accompany the senior citizens and persons with disabilities in the tour. This is always our concern whenever we travel with Daddy. The Coca Cola London Eye looks beautiful indeed!

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    1. Yes they do and I was grateful myself. I love places that cater to those with disabilities.

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  11. I've never been to London but would love to go. The view is amazing from the ferris wheel.

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    1. Oh it sure was! I loved it but wished that it was a clearer day.

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  12. I love the London eye. I did especially when I was young. You should try the Share for the best view :)

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    1. I'm not understanding when you said try the "Share". Have no idea what that is but would love to know.

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  13. I've lived in London for many years and to date, I've never been on the London Eye. How bad is that? Must hop on sometime soon.

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    1. You sound like my cousins. They've lived in London all their lives since they were born there but have never done the London Eye either. Well one is scared of heights and the other says "it'll always be there". :)

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  14. I am afraid of heights. But it is enclosed and that makes it easier for people like me!

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    1. Yes it would be. I'm not really afraid of heights but you barely notice it while going up.

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  15. I really want to visit London one of these days. However, I was not really planning to ride the London Eye, iconic as it may be. However I am convinced to ride it now because of your suggestion.

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    1. Oh yes Fred, it's a must. Especially if you don't have a lot of time. It's great to get aerial shots of London, actually it might be one of the only ways to do it unless you're doing a helicopter tour. :)

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  16. I would LOVE to see London! Traveling around Europe has always been a dream of mine, backpacking would be the best!!!

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    1. When I was younger, I thought about backpacking through Europe. I'm a little too old for that so I'll do the occasional country when I can afford it.

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  17. I love the London Eye. It was our first stop on our London trip. So much to see and fun on it's own.

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  18. What a neat way to get around London and get the gist of what it's all about! I've always wanted to go to London and it's on the top of my list!

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    1. Then you have to make the London Eye one of your stops while in London.

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  19. I have never been to London, or really anywhere out of the US. It looks so than California, where I am at. I hope to do more traveling.

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    1. I've noticed a lot of US citizens don't really travel much besides visiting a few states every once in a while. Grab a passport and start traveling the world, even if it's once a year. Take a vacation and have some fun. :)

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  20. I wasn't keen on the London Eye because I got bored lol but I did love the 3D experience. That was my favourite part of the experience!

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    1. The 4D experience sure was a lot of fun but I enjoyed the London Eye because I wanted to take pics of the city and this was my way of doing so.

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  21. This would be amazing !!!!! I live in the States but oh how I would love this one day

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    1. And this is certainly something that I think you should do.

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  22. I have never been to London but if I ever make it there, I will be sure to check this out. What an amazing view!

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    1. Oh yes the view is definitely amazing!

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  23. I remember making a small version of the London Eye for school. It truly is a magnificent work of art :D

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    1. I would love to see that. Now you have me wanting to make one too.

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  24. I've never been to London before but I would love to go! The pictures you took are stunning!

    Southern Soul

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    1. Thank you very much Brittany. I have to admit that I had to edit to make them clearer since the day was so cloudy. :(

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  25. Great photos! I would also want to visit London and see it through the London Eye. You captured the beautiful buildings.

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    1. I tried to take as much pics as possible and had quite a few but didn't want to over do it. Hopefully you'll be able to visit one day and take your own pics.

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  26. I would love to ride on the London Eye - I can't believe that it's been nearly 10 years since I was last in Europe. I really need to get back "across the pond." Your photos are so lovely :)

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    1. Thank you Paula and 10yrs is a very long time. Yes I agree it's time you went back "across the pond".

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  27. The view is AMAZING! The architecture in London is sooo beautiful. Any angle, from the streets or high up the London Eye would be just fine! We have something similar here in Manila, but definitely the capsules are not as polished as the London Eye.

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    1. That's one of the things I loved about London. The architecture. The buildings are beautiful!!

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  28. London's Eye really gives you a wonderful view of London. That altitude can really give you all the angles you'd love in London.

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    1. You're on top of the world, or should I say "on top of London".

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  29. I would most like to see the London Eye!I was there a whole week and didn't get over to see it!!!! I love the pictures. Any one of those could be blown up and framed! Awesome!!

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    1. You really need more than a week to truly enjoy London. We spent 3 and still didn't get to do everything we wanted. Maybe next time I'll spend an entire month.

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  30. Wow the view up there is spectacular, I have not been there before. Really an eye opener and so awesome.

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    1. Oh yes it's amazing and we had such a great time.

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  31. Oh man, you almost had me with that last photo! It is such a cool and amazing ride that I would love to see London that way, but I think I would be too scared to try it, LOL.

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    1. Oh there's nothing to be afraid of. You'll enjoy it.

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  32. Omg! This must of been amazing to do! The view from that thing list of been incredible!!! I need a London trip in my life ;-)

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    1. I think you do and take mini me along with you. You'll have an amazing time!

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  33. I would definitely love to experience this with my loved ones. The view is just fantastic and it's good to know that they are open from morning 'til night. I sure would like to know what the view is like at night and hopefully I can see it myself some time soon! Who knows!

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    1. Oh that's what I would love to do the next time I'm there. I've seen photos but would love to experience it for myself.

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  34. i could have only dream of visiting London and see it for myself. But who knows. I might win a lottery one day and travel this historical city....

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    1. You don't need to win the lottery. Here's a tip. Set up a London Travel fund, start saving in it until you reach your goal. You can do it.

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  35. It's such a great way to see London on an otherworldly view! The photos look really nice and give you a sense of the city.

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    1. It really is one of the best ways. Believe me!

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  36. I totally agree with you. Any city can be seen as a whole from such fairy wheels or sky towers and so on. Breathtaking views it offers. London Eye is on my wish list for quite some time.

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    1. And I hope you're able to fulfill your wish one day.

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  37. London eye is a beautiful experience and I love that entire stretch just perfect for tourists.

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    1. It's amazing but not just for tourists but anyone really just wanting to see London from up high.

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  38. I can't wait. Booked my tickets a couple days ago and I'm just excited....

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    1. You're going to love it. Believe me. I hope you have a clear day when you go.

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  39. This seems like a great way to see London. If I'm able to visit some day there are so many things I'd like to do.

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    1. And I hope that this is one of them. May your dreams come true one day soon.

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  40. This looks like an amazing way to see London! I am deathly afraid of heights but I think I could get over it just for this. London is one of our dream vacations and HAVE to make it over there in my lifetime. Thanks so much for sharing these amazing images of London.

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    1. You're very welcome Jess and when you do make it I want to see ALL of your photos.

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  41. Oh how I'd love to visit London someday! My sister studied there for about a semester and thought it was so amazing. Your pictures look gorgeous, I could only imagine how breathtaking it all looked in real life. If I ever got to go I would really have to think about getting that high up because it's really scary for me, but I would like to try if I am given a chance to go. :)

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    1. It is awesome there! We spent 3 weeks and I cant wait to go back, it is really beautiful. I hope you're able to go one day and see for yourself.

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  42. Such a stunning view! I wish to experience it soon

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    1. And I hope you're able to one day soon. You'll love it.

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  43. Wow, I usually don't visit touristy places like this, but this place definitely look different! It's indeed a great way to see London!

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    1. It really is and I think you'll love it if you visit. We had Ana amazing time there.

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