The London Eye celebrates turning 20 with a weekend of unmissable experiences

Imagine stepping into a pub that rotates 135m high in the air or seeing London in a pod that has been taken over by renowned street artists Ben Eine.

To celebrate their landmark 20th birthday, on the 9th of March The London Eye will be hosting the ultimate party by transforming 20 of their pods into 'immersive experiences' with serious 'WOW' factor including an old-fashioned pub, a throne room and a live-theatre. The remaining fifteen pods will play host to a variety of one-off experiences that celebrate culture, the arts and entertainment of London.

All proceeds from the £10 tickets will be going to Merlin's Magic Wand Children's Charity, a global children’s charity that makes the magic of Merlin Entertainments attractions accessible to children facing challenges of serious illness, disability or adversity. 

Check out a sample of the 20th birthday line up below, for the full list of experiences and to buy tickets visit the London Eye website here

Air to the throne: Become a royal as you take a selfie with our Madame Tussauds Queen Elizabeth figure, as you sit on a royal throne with the backdrop of Buckingham Palace!

There's no business like show business: See a performance of much-loved songs from the West End, as you sit back, relax and enjoy a flight on the London Eye.

Get crafty: From Hackney to the Southbank, come and taste all that the Five Points Brewing Company have to offer with their range of craft beers. Have an ‘ale’ of a time!

Sunday sessions: Listen to up and coming artists from Busk London, introducing themselves to you and the London skyline. You never know, they could be the next Adele!

Story time with Hamleys: Bring the little ones along to listen to some classic British stories, with help from the Hamleys Entertainers as you soar through the air. Storytime just got more magical

Say hello to the sun-rise: Rise and shine on the Eye, with an express yoga session, thanks to triyoga. 135m won’t be such a stretch!

The ultimate birthday party! Celebrate the London Eye’s 20th birthday in the Big Birthday pod. Be prepared for Instagram goals with music, giant party poppers and balloons galore.

Cocktails all round: Watch the Mixologist brothers do their thing, and sup on a cocktail or two as you watch London come to life at night!

Sweet treats: Sweet treats are made of this! If you have a sweet tooth, this is the pod for you. With this Crosstown Doughnuts takeover, they'll be filling your sugary needs.

Just keep spinning: Take your spinning class to new heights with Boom Cycle Waterloo, with 3 spinning classes early morning on Monday 9th March. Wake up, Work Out & Watch London from 135m.

Let's get classical: Listen to a London Eye symphony with a quartet from the London Philharmonic Orchestra as you glide through the air. The perfect way to round off the birthday celebrations.

Disco in the sky: Bring your best moves to the silent disco in the sky, with a play list to take you way back when. Whether you’re happy doing the running man, or jive is more your thing, London skyline will get to see it all.