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Exploring the London Eye Capsule Experience

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Marvel at unparalleled views as you embark on a journey within the London Eye capsule. Suspended high above the city, this iconic glass enclosure promises an unforgettable experience, blending cutting-edge technology with a breathtaking perspective of London's skyline. Join us as we explore the wonder and allure of the London Eye capsule.

Quick facts about the London Eye capsule

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About the London Eye capsule 

The London Eye capsules are the 32 sealed, air-conditioned passenger compartments affixed to the outer rim of the iconic London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel. 

Crafted by Poma, these oval capsules, numbered 1 to 33 (excluding 13 due to superstition), each symbolize a London borough and can host up to 25 individuals.

The gradual rotation of the wheel, at 26 cm per second, completes a full revolution in approximately 30 minutes, allowing continuous passenger boarding. To facilitate the entry and exit of disabled or elderly individuals, the London Eye may momentarily pause.

Notably, a 2009 upgrade involved transporting each capsule down the river to Essex. In 2013, a special capsule, the Coronation Capsule, was introduced to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation.

London Eye capsule experiences

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Standard capsule experience

Enjoy a 30-minute ride inside one of the 32 high-tech glass London Eye capsules. Enjoy the 360-degree view of London including major attractions such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and more from a height of 135 meters.

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VIP experience

Indulge in exclusive VIP offerings at the London Eye, providing visitors with a range of premium experiences. Choose from options such as a river cruise, a champagne experience, a private pod, or a pub pod, each promising a distinctive and luxurious journey within the renowned London Eye capsule.

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Private pods

Elevate your celebrations by booking an entire London Eye capsule for 3 to 25 guests. Soar 443 feet high and commemorate special occasions with family and friends. Benefit from expedited entry and savor breathtaking 360-degree views of the enchanting London cityscape.

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Pub pods

Immerse yourself in the Pub Pods experience at the London Eye, offering a 30-minute rotation in a capsule with fast-track entry. Admire the stunning London skyline while enjoying options like Beefeater Gin, craft beers, and wines. This unique offering brings you the quintessential British 'pub' experience with a 360-degree moving view of the city.

View from the London Eye capsule

Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace
St Paul’s Cathedral
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Frequently asked questions about the London Eye capsule

How many capsules does the London Eye have?

The London Eye has a total of 32 capsules

How many people can the London Eye capsule accommodate?

Each London Eye capsule can accommodate up to 25 people, providing a comfortable and spacious environment for a panoramic experience.

Are the London Eye capsules air-conditioned?

Yes, the London Eye capsules are sealed and air-conditioned, ensuring a comfortable and climate-controlled environment for visitors.

How long does a complete rotation in the London Eye capsule take?

The London Eye rotates at a leisurely pace of 26 cm per second, taking approximately 30 minutes for a full revolution.

Can I book a private London Eye capsule pod for special occasions?

Yes, there are options to book entire capsules for private events, accommodating groups of 3 to 25 guests for special celebrations.

Is there a fast-track entry available for the London Eye capsule?

Yes, certain experiences, such as the Pub Pods and private hires, offer fast-track entry to enhance the visitor experience.

What is unique about the Pub Pods experience?

The Pub Pods experience provides a 30-minute rotation with fast-track entry, allowing visitors to enjoy drinks, including options like Beefeater Gin, craft beers, and wines, within the London Eye capsule.

How was the Coronation Capsule introduced in 2013?

 The Coronation Capsule was introduced in 2013 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, adding a special touch to the London Eye experience.

What can I view from the London Eye capsule?

You will be able to cover some of the top sights and attractions in London, including, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Ben Big, Buckingham Palace, River Thames and lots more, giving you an unforgettable experience. Know more about the view from the London Eye.

Is there a specific number excluded from the London Eye capsule numbering?

Yes, number 13 is excluded from the London Eye capsule numbering due to superstition.

Can the London Eye capsule be stopped for passengers to board or exit?

The London Eye doesn't need to be stopped for boarding or exiting as it rotates at a slow pace, allowing for a seamless entry and exit experience. However, it may pause briefly to assist disabled or elderly individuals.