From street level, the winding lanes of London make it hard to see everything. However, rising above the crenellated skyline of brown brick buildings and modern skyscrapers, the London Eye lets you and your date see it all in one go. As you wind through the white cobblestone and bright green lawns of Jubilee Gardens, there’s no need to keep your eyes peeled. Staked into the earth ahead are the massive white legs of the Eye’s skeleton, anchoring the overwhelming bike-wheel structure cantilevered over the Thames. Hold your darling’s hand as you queue up in the Plexiglas-shrouded line, watching observation pods glide into the station. Step quickly when you’re beckoned into your still-moving pod and grab a spot looking out over the river. As the water seemingly drops out from beneath you, the oxidized bronze rooftops interrupt swaths of trees, all punctuated by some of London’s most famous landmarks lining the riverfront. Share a kiss at the apex before starting your descent, staring out to the horizon saddled by clouds. As you touch back down on terra firma, confer over which fleeting glimpses of massive landmarks has inspired your next destination. It’ll take a few more days to explore what you and your date saw in one panoramic half hour.