Easter on the London Eye – Sweet!

This Easter the Coca Cola London Eye has stepped up its game to offer the sweetest deals possible by getting together with West End musical Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and world-renowned Hotel Chocolat to offer very special and exclusive chocolate experiences for young and old alike.

We were invited to be among the first to experience the ‘Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Tasting Experience’ which is geared toward grown-ups as it involves prosecco. We were met at the ticket hall and taken over to the fast lane of the London Eye and in no time we had boarded our capsule along with two hostesses from the London Eye carrying two large suitcases and Anthony, our man from Hotel Chocolat.

After the first round of prosecco had been dispensed the chocolate tasting commenced and Anthony kept the talk both interesting and entertaining, explaining the process from bean to chocolate and giving us sweet treats to try: 70% blended dark chocolate and another coming from just one estate, a piece 100% cocoa bar (which we were told is very healthy indeed), a chocolate where we had to guess the secret ingredient (I won’t tell you what it was) and finally a selection of Hotel Chocolat’s most popular milk and white chocolates. All absolutely delicious, but I wouldn’t have expected anything less from the British chocolatier.

All the while you can enjoy 360 degree views of London from high above -twice! That’s right, there is so much chocolate and fizz that you have to go around a couple of times. And you get a goodie bag to take home. Perfect!

This ride is only available from Friday, 25th until Monday, 28th March and the times are 14.30 and 16.40.

Tickets are £50.00 per adult.

Here’s a quick recap of what you can expect:

– Priority boarding & personal London Eye host

– Two 30-minute rotations

– How to Taste Chocolate course with a Hotel Chocolat ambassador

– Up to two chilled glasses of Prosecco per guest

– Complimentary 360° Mini Guide for each guest

– Samsung interactive in-capsule guides

– entry to 4D cinema experience

– Hotel Chocolat goddie bag containing a selection of Hotel Chocolat chocolate truffles

There is also an Easter Champagne Experience on offer. No chocolate and only one rotation, but a glass of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne.

Dates: Friday, 25th March to Saturday, 9th April

Times: 12.30, 13.30,14.30, 15.30, 16.30, 17.30, 18.30, 19.30 and 20.30.

Tickets: Adult walk-up £37.50 and on-line £28.80 (20%discount)

Last, but not least, there is the immersive “The View of Pure Imagination” Easter Experience bringing a taste of Willy Wonka’s world of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory to the Southbank.

Families are invited to take to the skies and help Willy to invent his latest scrumptious treat. a brand new interactive in-capsule experience has been concocted for the whole family that takes them on a mouth-watering journey with story-telling actors, sweet making and chocolate tasting.

And that’s not all. The whole London Eye landscape will be made over to resemble Willy Wonka’s gold and purple world – complete with lollipop trees.

Dates: Friday, 25th March to Saturday, 9th April

Times: 12.00, 12.30, 13.00, 13,30, 14,00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30 and 17.00

Tickets: Adult walk-up £32.95, on-line £29.40 (12% discount) Child walk-up £28.95, on-line £25.85 (12% discount)


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