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London Eye The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the century (see also The Millennium Bridge) and quickly became a definitive part of the London experience. This spectacularly streamlined riverside wheel stands an impressive 135 meters tall and its sleek, modern, totally see-through glass-pods offer an unrivalled 360-degree view of London and beyond. The Houses of Parliament, Canary Wharf, Big Ben, the glorious Thames and Windsor Castle are just a few of the 55-odd attractions that can be admired from the top of the arc. On a clear day the view extends to 25 miles in each direction. It moves at a slow but steady pace, taking 30 minutes to complete its flight. The flight only lasts 30 minutes and it's bound to be busy but this is still top of the London must-do list.
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The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  42% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 4 minutes from London Eye
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
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Whitehall Place, SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
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1 Addington Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Eye
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
 
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Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from London Eye
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The Fourth Plinth
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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 8 minutes from London Eye
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Nelson's Column
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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 9 minutes from London Eye
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County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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London Eye , 10 Leake Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from London Eye
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Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
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Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London Eye
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Davenports Magic Shop
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7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from London Eye
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from London Eye
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
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48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from London Eye
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The Clarence
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Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Eye
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Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from London Eye
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from London Eye
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Vintage Jitterbug Contest
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Underbelly Festival
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Festival of Love
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Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

Southbank Centre 3 minutes walk from London Eye

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