The London Eye Experience {Date Day}

Its strange how when you get past your 2nd year anniversary how they all seem to slip by. Me or the husband do not really do much for anniversaries, I received some lovely flowers but thats as far as it went {and it was lovely to receive them mind!}

When Superbreaks contacted me and asked me if I would review a days outing I didn’t think twice about doing it. Fisrtly I thought it would be a great opportunity to spend time with the family, I then thought maybe me and the husband could spend some much need time together {it happens so rarely}

The one that popped out was the London Eye experience. Living so close to London and not actually getting there as much as we liked, this would be a perfect date day and it coincided with our anniversary too {which was the end of January}

The London Eye is a giant ferries wheel along the south bank of the river thames. It measures 135 metres tall and it is the largest wheel in Europe! A 30 minute ride, lets you see London in a spectacular 360° view.IMG_3767

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I am not a fan of heights, I did the Shard last year and I thoroughly enjoyed it and was blown away by the experience, but this was something different. Cacooned into a bubble box and slowly moving round unable to free yourself.

I booked a time allocation and we arrived earlier so we could take a walk around the streets of London, but a cancelled train and a wrong turn ended up making us think twice, so we headed straight to the Eye.

New this year is its 4D experience. A 4 minute video that gives you an idea what you are letting yourself in for. This set the ball for what was going to happen. It was amazing, based around a young girl visiting for the first time with her dad and strangely a seagull. Different seasons were shown and you actually felt sprays of water and wind in real time. It also gave you ideas of what you can do in the bubble box, parties, valentines specials, or create your own! I left that room feeling excited, not nervous.

Luckily we were able to queue straight away after the 4D event so we headed straight there. I must admit the queue was long and we both thought we would end up getting the time we wanted anyway, but its surprising how quickly it went down. You are able to have several photos along the way which are available to purchase after the experience, which make it fun and memorable.

The bubble holds about 20 people, and coming form a claustrophobic I did worry, but its was so airy and light it felt larger than it was. Once you are in and the doors are closed the experience starts and you slowly move your way up. We went on quite a horrible day for weather, the winds were really strong but you wouldn’t have known, I only felt uneasy when we were just reaching the top and the wind really picked up, but I still felt safe.

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The view was amazing and although the weather was bad, we still had a clear view over London. You could make out so many landmarks, on a clear day you would be able as far as Wembly stadium!  We were asking each other where this building was or where that building was and slowly they would appear over the skyline. It was amazing to see and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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IMG_3746As well as the London Eye, you are also in close proximity to the London Dungeons and Londons Sealife Centre, I noticed that lots of tourist seemed to be doing all three attractions. If you go through Superbreaks you get some pretty good deals on the attraction and hotel prices.

**I was given 2 tickets free for the purpose of this review. I would like to thank Superbreaks for giving me the opportunity to experience this it was such a fun and exciting day and one I will remember for a very long time**



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  • Ah glad you guys had a lovely date day. My hub and I are vowing to make time for each other more in 2014 as we so rarely go out together. And like you, our anniversary often just passes with a card as its the beginning of Dec when we’re usually saving for christmas!! xx

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