On our March 2009 weekend Craig and I decided to overcome our reservations in doing something totally touristy and took a dusk ride on the London Eye. Before our ride, we had coffee sat next to a family who'd just got off their ride. The consensus seemed to be that the ride was only okay. I'd been on the London Eye in 2006, and apart from the long wait at the time, I mostly remembered the greyness I saw up there.
Dusk proved to be a perfect plan. We loved how London looked glittering as the dark set in. We shared our pod with only 4 other people, a family and a young women visiting from the states. Taking photos proved to be tricky as our cameras couldn't handle the low light, but this allowed us to all stand back and enjoy what we saw.
Craig was so impressed with the ride, he even bought the official photo.
Touristy things can still be winners.