Is there a better way to see a city than on a giant Ferris Wheel? I think not. The London Eye is definitely something I'd recommend. Yes, it's touristy. And yes, there may be a very large family on board with you whose kids like to yell things like "Mum I can see McDonald's!", but it's still worth it. Just look at that view. Seriously, take a second to appreciate it. That is London, England and I got to see it. Truthfully, I am still pinching myself.