London RIB Voyages
Feel like James Bond – or David Beckham en route to the 2012 Olympic Games – on this high-speed inflatable boat that flies down the...
London Sea Life Aquarium
Displays look somewhat dated, but there are a couple of stand-out sights, including the shark tunnel, ray lagoon, the Gentoo penguin...
Begun in 1909 but not completed until 1922, this grand building with its curved, colonnaded facade was the home of the London County...
Ravishing 1950s decor and show-stopping views make Skylon a memorable choice for a drink or meal . You'll have to come early to bag the...
This excellent restaurant inside the Royal Festival Hall is divided into grill and fine-dining sections by a large bar . The decor is...
London Eye information
Standing 135m high in a fairly flat city, the London Eye affords views 25 miles in every direction, weather permitting. Interactive tablets provide great information (in six languages) about landmarks as they appear in the skyline. Each rotation – or 'flight' – takes a gracefully slow 30 minutes. At peak times (July, August and school holidays) it may seem like you'll spend more time in the queue than in the capsule however. For £27.95, showcase your fast-track swagger.
Save time and money by buying tickets online. Alternatively, visit before 11am or after 3pm to avoid peak density. Feeling romantic? Hire a capsule for two (£380), with a bottle of champers.
The London Eye has been the focal point of the capital's celebrated New Year's Eve fireworks display, which dramatically kick off at midnight.