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London Eye celebrates reopening by transforming a pod into a PUB – including a dartboard

It’ll be one ale of a view from this pub.  

After months of closure, the Lastminute.com London Eye has finally reopened and to celebrate the occasion it is launching a new Pub Pod experience.

The sky-high boozer will reach a height of 443ft (135m) during the rotation and newly released pictures of the concept, opening in June, show how it includes dark wood bar tables, some foliage for a beer garden effect, and even a dartboard. 

After months of closure, the Lastminute.com London Eye has finally reopened and to celebrate the occasion, it is launching a new Pub Pod experience (pictured)

After months of closure, the Lastminute.com London Eye has finally reopened and to celebrate the occasion, it is launching a new Pub Pod experience (pictured)

After months of closure, the Lastminute.com London Eye has finally reopened and to celebrate the occasion, it is launching a new Pub Pod experience (pictured)

Lastminute.com London Eye has partnered with Beefeater Gin for the concept, so G&Ts will definitely be on offer. 

Guests will be able to toast the city skyline with curated Beefeater Gin, including the brand-new Beefeater peach and raspberry gin, and beer and wine.

The experience will last for one 30-minute rotation and include two drinks, along with a souvenir enamel Beefeater cup to take away at the end.

Lastminute.com London Eye has partnered with Beefeater Gin for the concept, so G&Ts will definitely be on offer

Lastminute.com London Eye has partnered with Beefeater Gin for the concept, so G&Ts will definitely be on offer

Lastminute.com London Eye has partnered with Beefeater Gin for the concept, so G&Ts will definitely be on offer 

The micro-pub will launch on Friday, June 4, with the opening hours running from Friday through to Sunday from 12pm to 6pm

The micro-pub will launch on Friday, June 4, with the opening hours running from Friday through to Sunday from 12pm to 6pm

The micro-pub will launch on Friday, June 4, with the opening hours running from Friday through to Sunday from 12pm to 6pm

Guests can enjoy a game of darts while in the Pub Pod

Guests can enjoy a game of darts while in the Pub Pod

Guests can enjoy a game of darts while in the Pub Pod

Commenting on the Pub Pod, Lastminute.com London Eye’s general manager, Sunny Jouhal, said: ‘We are excited to welcome everyone aboard one of the highest and most intimate pubs in London to enjoy a drink with us this summer. 

‘The Pub Pod serves up a unique experience like no other – moving across the capital’s most iconic views whilst in the comfort of a British pub!’  

It’s not the first time the Lastminute.com London Eye has converted one of its 32 pods into a pub. 

To celebrate its 20th birthday last March it decorated five capsules with interiors inspired by different parts of London.

One pod housed the King Vic, modelled after a traditional East End boozer, complete with wood panelling and a candelabra. 

The London Eye micro-pub will launch on Friday, June 4, with the opening hours running from Friday through to Sunday, from 12pm to 6pm. Tickets will cost from £55pp and due to reduced capacities, pre-booking is required. Bookings must have a minimum of two guests and a maximum of five guests (all guests must also be over the age of 18).   

For more information, prices and to book tickets, go to www.londoneye.com/tickets-and-prices/vip-experiences/pub-pod