The London Eye was at first envisaged as an entry into a competition to design a Millennium landmark. So the original name was ‘Millennium Wheel’. It is a giant observation wheel giving wonderful wide views of the whole of Greater London. It is one of the foremost tourist attractions of London today. With a height of 135 meters and having a weight of around 2,100 tonnes, it has the capacity to hold around 800 people at one time. There are 32 capsules making up the wheel.
As it is such a prominent tourist attraction, there are many hotels in London located near the London Eye. During the period of summer there is a wide variety of hotels deals provided by most of the hotels. The middle range hotels located nearby generally are three stars hotels. One such hotel is Premier Inn County. It is located in the old County Hall along the side of River Thames and London Eye. The rooms come with attached bathrooms and have king sized bed in them.
A luxurious five stars hotel in London on the Banks of River Thames is Marriott County Hall. It is located adjoining the Westminster Bridge and overlooks the London Eye. There are attached bathrooms in the air conditioned rooms. Amenities like high speed internet access, club and spa are available in the hotel. It also has a swimming pool in the building.
Royal Horseguards Guoman Hotel is one of the best London Hotels which is located near the banks of the River Thames in a cul-de-sac and very near to the Trafalgar Square. The hotel offers facilities like restaurant, piano bar, lounge bar/restaurant, terrace restaurant and meeting and conference rooms. The bedrooms are well furnished with TV, internet access and other usual amenities. This hotel has a five star rating.
Citadines Trafalgar Square Apartments is another hotel situated within walking distance from all the well-known attractions of London, the west end and London’s theatres. It is within walking distance from the River Thames. These apartments have a well set kitchen area. The rooms include air-condition with high speed internet facility, TV and in-room safe.
Charing Cross is a four star hotel in London located adjoining the Charing Cross Station. The rooms are equipped with high speed internet, trouser press, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, etc. Grand hotel at Trafalgar Square is a four star hotel which is found near the Leicester square, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square. The common amenities of a four star hotel is provided in this hotel also.
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