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I went to the London Eye's Serve and Volley Pod and it's an amazing way to see the city

MyLondon logo MyLondon 4 days ago Jada Jones

The London Eye is a staple attraction on the South Bank of the city that most tourists will have paid attention to while Londoners themselves may have never bothered.

For me, I'd first went on the Eye as a young girl on a family trip to London and then hadn't thought about it again for at least 15 years.

That was until they decided to launch a new pod, elevating the entire experience.

The new Serve and Volley Pod is perfect for tennis lovers as Wimbledon takes over the summer, and you can indulge in a VIP experience with it.

I headed down to Waterloo station, opting for the South Bank entrance which was slightly quicker, and walked over to the lastminute.com London Eye office.

Serve and Volley Pod London Eye © Kerry Scouler Serve and Volley Pod London Eye

From here I followed the signs to the VIP section where I was greeted by my host who was at the ready with a basket filled with our treats.

I got there about 20 minutes before the pod was due to leave, as there's only one themed pod it's really important to be on time as if you're late then it's gone.

We were then escorted through the fast tracked queue to our special tennis themed pod. I was there on a particularly sunny day but the Serve and Volley pod remained quite a breathable temperature which was a huge relief.

The views around the London Eye are epic and I had a lot of fun posing with props and drinking champagne that high in the sky.

It's an experience unlike any other I've ever had.

The pod runs exclusively from today until July 9th, with you being able to book in from 12.30 to 5.30pm each day.

Tickets are £65 per person, which is more than the usual £32.50 online fee, but for good reason.

When visiting the Serve and Volley pod you get priority boarding, yes that means you don't have to worry about that queue that can at times be a little off-putting.

Fast-track entry would normally cost £51 on the day, or £47.50 if you book in advance online. But that's where the fun doesn't stop.

A dedicated host will serve you a glass of chilled Pommery Brut Royal Champagne and you can take home, or tuck into, a box of Hotel Chocolat Strawberries & Cream puddles.

You can buy tickets here. I wore a lightweight corset top from Boux Avenue, which you can also buy here.

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