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The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is a giant Ferris wheel which rises 135 metres into the London skyline. The largest wheel of its kind in Europe, it offers views of up to 25 miles across London. Each of the 32 sealed and air-conditioned passenger capsules can fit 25 people, who can walk around or sit down.
Families will love a trip to get up close and personal with some sharks and piranhas, as well as 3,000 other types of marine life at the three-storey high London Aquarium. Highlights of the aquarium include a shark tunnel, a Pacific Ocean exhibit and a gentoo penguin exhibit.
The Imperial War Museum on Lambeth Road takes a fascinating look at the stories of modern war and conflict as experienced by the people of London. Highlights of the museum include new First World War galleries and a Family in Wartime exhibit, about a family in the Blitz during WWII.
Another fascinating look back into wartime history can be experienced at the Florence Nightingale Museum. The museum was originally part of the school of nursing at St. Thomas’ hospital, founded by Nightingale in 1860. Known for her nursing work during the Crimean War, here visitors can see many of her personal belongings, which are on public view.
The area close to the London Eye is full of classy cocktail and wine bars, classic pubs, nightclubs, live music and more, with something for just about everyone come nightfall. Early on, grab a cocktail at the Cabin Bar on the station, or have drinks and conversation with friends at the classy Topolski Gallery and Bar.
The Ministry of Sound London is possibly one of the most well-known nightclubs in the entire world, and is well worth a visit to dance the night away. Or for a slightly less hectic vibe, try The Vaults beneath the station, where live music and club nights are regularly held.
Eating near the London Eye
There are wonderful eateries all over this part of London, and something for every taste, be it a steak dinner or a simple lunch. Try Gillrays Steakhouse and Bar for spectacular cuts of prime beef, or the wonderful gastropub, The Slug and Lettuce – great value for money in a relaxed atmosphere. Grab a delicious pizza or a great plate of pasta at Azzurro, or lunch at the lovely and affordable Brasserie Blanc.