London Eye Spy

When friends visit from overseas it’s fun to go all out and show off this funny town of ours.

To step out of the everyday and become a tourist in your own home.

Now I’m not saying I’d queue for Madame Tussauds (I haven’t completely lost my mind!), but seeing the sights?

That I can do.

And there are few better places to see them from than this place…

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The London Eye!

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Towering over the Thames and watching over the south bank.

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At this time of year it also watches over the Southbank Christmas Market.

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Which is a great place for an ‘elfie!

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There’s food, wine and rides (the very best of combinations!)

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The food stalls offered up the perfect opportunity to wash away our Saturday night sins and eat our way back to life.

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With a couple’a spicy, cheesy, Neapolitan beauties.

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Eaten al-fresco in the cool winter afternoon.

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The sun dipping lower and lower in the sky.

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Fully restored, it was time to step up and ride.

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Burgundy scarf // Navy coat

OTK boots

Black jacket (UK/US) // Flower pullover

Black backpack

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Now, of course I told Val that we’d be taking a ride on the big wheel.

What I didn’t mention is that I was surprising her with a private capsule, just for us.

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And that the sunset wouldn’t be the only thing sparkling!

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The wheel turned and we found ourselves climbing higher and higher over London.

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The view spilling out below our feet.

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All we could do was stand back and watch, in complete awe.

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Quite literally high on life!

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As we reached the very top, the sky turned into a amber sort of haze, falling over London and making it seem as though the whole place was made of gold.

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It’s a humbling place to be, on top of the world.

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And pretty special to do it with your favourite people.

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We raced the sun down, and caught the very last of it as it dipped behind Parliament.

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A quick, 30min ride was all it took to see London in all of her glory.

I thoroughly recommend a trip on the big wheel.

Just be sure to book fast track, an experience or really blow the budget on a private capsule. Otherwise the queue will be enough to put you off!

All in all a wheely nice way to see the city from a new perspective!

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