So, following on from Saturday’s post we are continuing our quest to see how much fun you can have in one half term holiday with a Merlin Annual Pass.  Next stop – the London Eye

We are Merlin Annual Pass blog ambassadors in 2016, and this week we are doing a whistle stop tour of our local Merlin attractions to see what spooky treats they have in store for Halloween.

Merlin Annual Pass

My son is lucky enough to have two weeks off for half term.  So last week, when his sister was still in school, I took him to visit the Merlin attractions on the South Bank in London, starting with the London Eye.

Tickets for the London Eye cost £24.95 for adults on the day and £18,95 for children, but with our passes we were able to skip the queue for tickets and half of the boarding queue and just go straight for the Fast Track boarding gate by showing our passes.  Half way into the queue for boarding there is a sweet and drinks stand – we bought some Pringles and lemonade and saved another 10% with our passes.

I wasn’t really expecting anything special for Halloween at the London Eye, but was very happy to see these cute bat decorations suspended above our heads……at least I think they were decorations.

Bats on the London Eye

About 15-20 minutes after making the decision to go on the London Eye we were on board.

I guess that just about every picture that can ever be taken has already been taken from the London Eye.  I have been on it about five times now, and my son 2 or 3 times, but I still love to see the sights of London from up high.  I love seeing the buses on the bridges, the boats on the river and the little ant people everywhere. It’s a really peaceful 30 minutes for me – a chance to get everything in perspective a bit.

I also like the fact that you can see the other Merlin attractions in County Hall – the London Dungeon, Sea Life and Shrek’s Adventure all lined up in a row.


So all in all we enjoyed the London Eye.  It was a lovely way to sit down and rest between the other slightly more active full-on attractions on the South Bank, which we visited on the same day, but I will blog about separately.


Read our reviews of other Merlin attractions

London Dungeon

Shrek’s Adventure

Thorpe Park

Chessington World of Adventures

Madame Tussauds

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