At a height of about 440 feet, London Eye was the tallest ferris wheel in the world when it opened to the public in 2000.
But over the years it has been surpassed in terms of height by the ferris wheels in Singapore, China and Las Vegas.
It still stands as the tallest ferris wheel in Europe (may not be after Brexit though ;)). It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London.
I had been there before in 2003 and only went back again in 2017 just to see if anything has changed.
While I have been in the Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) as well, I honestly haven’t found anything too great about them.
The only saving grace is the fact that you get a good view of Westminster, the Thames and Big Ben from up above there.
As soon as we were done we took a Thames cruise as well.
There are multiple cruises which start from the London Eye Pier.
While it was just about 20 minutes long, we were taken along the Thames and shown its various attractions like the Shard, the Westminster, Big Ben and St. Paul’s Cathedral among others. It was a nice way to end a chilly evening.
1) The tube stations all in walking distance are Waterloo, Westminster, Charing Cross, Embankment
2) I would recommend to buy the London Eye tickets online since they are cheaper and you can also find tickets which are cheaper since they may include multiple attractions like Madame Tussauds, London Eye, London Aquarium etc.