So yeah, we are in London. This is Europe: London is only 2:15 from Paris by train and we wanted to go to Paris anyway, so may as well take a side trip to the U.K. Travelers’ logic.
The last time I was in London, not including multiples transfers at Heathrow airport, was in 1998. I had never seen the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel set up in the capital to celebrate the millennium. It was high on my “must visit list”, for both the somewhat unusual character of the landmark and the view from the wheel.
I wasn’t disappointed. When getting off the tube at Westminster, the view is unbeatable. Up close, the 135 meters high wheel is quite impressive as well.
Each capsule holds about 25 people but we were lucky as it wasn’t that busy when we visited. One revolution takes about 30 minutes — the flight is slow enough that you truly get to enjoy the sights: the many bridges across the Thames, Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster… London is a beautiful city, no doubt about that.
You can follow our trip to the U.K here on Flickr: United Kingdom.