The London Eye to transform into a Sweet Shop in the Sky ahead of Christmas


Nothing says Christmas quite like chocolate, so this December the London Eye will transform into the ultimate confectionery wonderland, offering guests a unique sweet shop experience while soaring 443ft over the capital.

Opening on 2 December, the ‘Sky Candy Emporium’ will see one of the attraction’s 32 pods given a colourful makeover and packed full of delicious treats for guests to enjoy. After hopping aboard the floating sweet shop, guests will be able to eat their way through a densely packed pick n mix forest before reaching up to pluck floating candy floss from sugar filled clouds above their heads.

Guests will then be invited to head over to the Chocolate Bar to tantalise their tastebuds with a delicious, guided chocolate tasting session, ‘The Five Senses Chocolate Flight’, exploring the mysteries of the five senses, and how this impacts the flavour of the nation’s favourite confectionary.

Once they’ve had their fill, those flying high above London’s skyline will be offered a unique themed cocktail or mocktail to sip on while enjoying spectacular views over the capital. The ‘Up to the Clouds’ cocktail is a vodka-based concoction that fizzes and magically changes colour in front of the guests’ eyes depending on which flavour of sherbet they choose to put in it. With delicious flavours such as grape, cherry, orange or Maui punch to choose from, each guest will have a unique experience as they are filled with fizz and float up into the clouds.

On top of the mouth-watering treats on offer, the pod takeover will also offer the ultimate selfie location this Christmas, decked out with wacky swirly patterned seating, giant lollypop decorations and tubes filled with colourful candy with Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in the background.

Imran Tauqir, General Manager at the London Eye, said: “Everyone remembers the excitement and joy of walking into a sweet shop as a child, and that feeling is what we’re recreating with our ultimate sweet takeover in the sky this festive season. The Sky Candy Emporium not only offers magical views but tastebud tingling experiences and drinks – as well as your own pick and mix goodie bag when you disembark to allow you to take the experience home with you.”

“We can’t wait to welcome guests to the attraction during their festive getaways to London and invite them to book now, to avoid missing out on this festive trip back through memory lane!”

The ‘Sky Candy Emporium’ will run from Saturday 2 December to Sunday 10 December 2023 at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm on weekdays and 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm at weekends. Tickets cost £60 and pre-booking is essential. Each experience lasts 30 minutes.