The London Eye a relativly new attraction which opened in 2000. It is a giant cantilevered observation wheel that lies on the South Bank of the River Thames. It is Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel at 135 metres tall and it is the highest public viewing point in London. The wheel has 32 sealed air conditioned capsules. Interestingly they are numbered 1 to 33 as there is no casule named 13. The designers or builders must have been slightly superstitious! Apparently on average it receives more visitors per year than the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids of Giza.
The experience lasts around 30 minutes where visitors can take in the breathtaking 360-degree views of the Capital. The London eye is now one of London’s top tourist attractions and a great way to see a panoramic view of London. On a clear day you can see up to 25 miles away.
London is proud of its LGBT community and in December 2005 the London Eye was lit pink in celebration of the first Civil Partnership performed on the wheel.
Those looking for a hotel near London Eye have come to the right place. Staying at the Chiswick Rooms you can get the District Line from Stamford Brook station (1 minute walk away) and disembark at Westminster Station where you can walk across the bridge to the London Eye (2 minute walk)
Chiswick Rooms was originally 2 Georgian townhouses which were converted into 33 bedrooms for guests. We are a 4 star guest accommodation accredited by the London Tourist Board. Our hotel is located on Goldhawk Road in between Chiswick High Road and Kings Street which is a great location to see all of London’s attractions. We have a friendly 24-hour reception team offering great customer service. We have four room types to choose from, either a single, compact double, normal double or twin.
So if you are looking for a hotel near London Eye and a home away from home type hotel, Chiswick Rooms is a great choice for you.