Sightseeing excursions in London don't get much better than a trip on the infamous London Eye! We can guarantee that you and your little ones will be captivated by the 360-degree views across London as they spot all the major landmarks from the sky, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Plus, the breathtaking views offer the perfect backdrop to some of the most Instagrammable family selfies in the City - so don’t forget to charge your phone! Keep reading and solve these riddles down below to uncover five iconic landmarks that you’ll be able to spot from the London Eye!
1. It begins with a B…
And, no it’s not bananas. It is long but definitely not curved. It has four faces and eight hands yet cannot see nor touch. It’s been around since 1859 (so it’s pretty old) and has had many nicknames but one in particular that it’s known by today. It sounds multiple times within the hour and can be heard from miles away - everyone can recognise its voice. It's undoubtedly older than you and most definitely BIGger... Any guesses?
2. It begins with a T…
When it closes it opens and when it opens it closes. Any ideas? You can walk on it or cruise under it depending on your mode of transport. It’s blue and white crossing is noticeable from miles off and makes for some epic selfie opportunities. It is used by over 40,00 people a day and is vital for getting to and from either side of the River Thames. Ok, enough clues - have you made your guess yet?
3. It begins with a G…
This one has a very peculiar name. You may find it slotted in between two slices of pastrami, topped with cheese and ketchup on a counter at a delicatessen. Or maybe you'll find it by the Thames, home to over 30 floors of office workers. It's instantly recognisable from its unique shape and is one of the city’s most widely recognised examples of contemporary architecture. Take a guess - don’t get yourself into a pickle about it.
4. It begins with a C…
And no, it’s not clouds (although, good guess). Here, you’ll find someone very important. With nicknames including ‘The Snail’ and ‘The Onion’, the distinctive architecture of this building means that you can see it from miles away. Home to the Mayor of London and a twisting, spiraling walkway that looks like something out of Harry Potter, this building is one of the most iconic in all of London. Have you spotted it yet?
5. It begins with a B…
You’ve reached the last one, congratulations! Now this final one is home to some mega VIP’s... royalty, perhaps. It’s encompassed in magnificent golden gates, and people flock to them daily to get up close and personal with some other VIP’s. So if you haven’t gathered already, it’s a pretty important landmark of London and one that you definitely won’t be able to miss from up high!
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