London Eye celebrates 20 years

Did you know that the London Eye has been spinning for 20 years giving Londoners and visitors amazing 135m high stunning views of London.

To celebrate their landmark celebration of 20 years for a limited time 6 – 9 March they changed 20 of their pods with 15 holding a variety of one off experiences to celebrate culture, the arts and entertainment and the other five with a different immersive experiences from a British Pub, Pride celebration, Royal Park, Madam Tussauds Queen Elizabeth, West End Theatre, and Eye on the Pride.

All proceeds from their birthday were donated to Merlin’s Magic Wand. Merlin’s Magic Wand is a global children’s charity that makes the magic of Merlin Entertainments attractions accessible to children facing challenges of serious illness, disability or adversity.

London Eye

The London Eye was launched back in 2000 conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects.

The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel giving visitors 135m views.

Over the past 20 years it has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. In fact, it has become the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction.

Did you know though that it originally was intended as a temporary structure, able to be dismantled and transported to a new location, and had planning permission for just five years. But with millions boarding it every year, its popularity has prompted its lease to be extended. Today it is a permanent fixture on the London skyline and a beautiful symbol of modern London.

Flowers in the sky

To celebrate The London Eyes 20 years me and my husband Jason we decided to opt for the Royal Park pod which only cost £10. We immersed ourselves within a sea of flowers and soaked up the scents of flowers as we strolled through this enchanted garden in ode to London’s Royal Parks.

London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod
  • London Eye Royal Park pod

Birds were chirping, flowers blooming and even a working fountain.

I have been on The London Eye many times before and I feel that this specially decorated pod made the whole experience of travelling in a circular motion viewing London from 135m high certainly made the whole experience a unique and magical one.

London Eye pod Royal Park

I think instead of having plain pods with a singular large oval bench in the middle that they should carry on throughout the years and decorate them in different ways as it certainly would make me return time after time.

Take a spin on The Eye

The London Eye is situated on the South Bank of the river Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The ticket office is located inside County Hall, which is the building directly next to the London Eye.

The London Eye
Riverside Building
County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7PB 

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