Visit the London Eye and stay in a serviced apartment

The London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and London’s most popular paid tourist attraction, pulling in around 3.5 million visitors each year. Architect, Richard Rogers, wrote that “The Eye has done for London what the Eiffel Tower did for Paris, which is to give it a symbol and to let people climb above the city”. The London Eye has indeed become a symbol for London and is the focal point for the capital’s New Year celebrations with fireworks displays and light shows.


The London Eye or Millennium Eye as it is sometimes known was opened on 31st December 1999 by the Prime Minister of the time, Tony Blair. However, it was not open to the public until 9th March 2000 due to technical issues. It stands at 135 metres tall and cost £70 million in total to build. When visiting the London Eye, the nearest tube station is Waterloo which is currently the busiest station on the network. It is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and the Waterloo & City lines. Alternatively, Westminster is also only a short walk from The Eye and is served by the District, Jubilee and Circle lines.


If you’re planning on visiting the London to see the tourist attractions, you’ll need to think about accommodation. Serviced City Pads offers an extensive range of London serviced apartments. The location of our apartments are second to none- you’ll find yourself right on the doorstep of everything that London has to offer. Apartments are the ideal way to stay in the city centre; they have all the comforts of hotels but with more space, privacy and flexibility. If you’re interested in booking one of our London holiday apartments then please give our reservations team a call now on 0844 335 8866 or email us on