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London Eye

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Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

The Basics

A 30-minute ride in one of the 32 glass capsules offers panoramic views, so travelers can spot London highlights such as St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace from every angle. One rotation takes 30 minutes, with the structure rotating at a fairly slow speed, meaning visitors are free to walk about their capsule and take photos from all sides.

With more than 3.5 million annual visitors, lines for the London Eye's capsules can get quite long. Pre-booking a fast-track ticket is the best way to maximize your time in England's capital. Travelers with a penchant for luxury can opt to sip champagne while they ride. Many tours combine a rotation on the wheel with other popular London activities such as afternoon tea, a Thames River cruise, a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, or a city tour that covers top sites, including the Tower of London and London Dungeon.

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London Eye Fast-Track Ticket

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London Eye Fast-Track Ticket
$49.50 per adult
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Really nice experience a bit scary on the last point in the very top but really really cool I ll do it again
Luigi_D, Sep 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in London

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A must-do to learn some basic facts about famous London landmarks
Sumayya_R, May 2021
London Eye River Cruise
The tour guide (sherry/cherie) was fantastic . So informative and funny, she kept us entertained the entire time. The boat was clean and comfortable.
star-5
London flight
Pauline_M, May 2021
London Eye Standard Ticket
What an expierience, thouraly enjoyed the ride, viewing was amazing all around the pod, staff very helpful cleaned all the pods sfter each use, we had a photo taken it was fantastic must do inactivity will come back again but do an evening ride
star-5
Great
Katie_H, Jun 2021
London Eye River Cruise
Good trip a lot of information and things we didn’t know Mick out tour guide was brilliant, really funny and kept us all interested throughout the tour, thank you!
star-5
Will recommend
Irfaan_Q, May 2021
London Eye Standard Ticket
Kids loved it. We all loved the experience. On top of everything else we had beautiful weather. Will come again!
star-5
Great river tour
Ryan_B, Jun 2021
London Eye River Cruise
Very good tour guide (Jack). Knowledgeable tour from Jack up and down in lovely weather. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Awesome
Nick_B, Apr 2021
Classic London Landmarks Bicycle Tour
super friendly and helpful, the guide george was excellent and informative..a brilliant day around London... highly recommended
star-5
Great little cruise
Kimmy, Jun 2021
London Eye River Cruise
I went on the river cruise on Friday 4th June with my 15 year old daughter and her 16 year old boyfriend. Despite the rain (it was pouring down) we really enjoyed the cruise. The guide Liam was very entertaining. I would highly recommend this cruise but prefably in the sunshine ☀ great value for money.
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London Eye and Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
Russell D, Oct 2019
The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
Great value. The Big Buss gave us unlimited rides for 2 days being able to hop on and off anytime. It also included a river cruise and entry to the London Eye. What a great way to see London attractions
star-5
Thames River Cruise
Sarah_W, Jun 2021
London Eye River Cruise
the whole trip from booking to the day was brilliant and very well organised. The boat crew and tour guide done an excellent job and were very polite.
star-5
Dec 2019 london eye review
Leaxbo, Dec 2019
London Eye Fast-Track Ticket
extremely nice, lots of fun, incredible views, very clean facility, friendly helpful staff, convenient location
star-5
Efficient and Informative
JWDphilly, Sep 2019
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
Well run company. Everything was as promised. Courteous employees and knowledgable guide. Bus was clean and well maintsined.
star-5
Great Tour very informational.
tmitchell210, Aug 2019
London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch
I have got to say that the tour was awesome and the tour guide provided many details. Also have many insiders. The stop in the park was awesome. Only thing I ask is that they clean the windows on the bus as you cant see out the windows and there are cob webs.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Take a spin on the London Eye at the start of your London vacation to orient yourself and grasp the layout of the capital city's seemingly endless sprawl.

  • On a clear day, it may be possible to spy Windsor Castle on the horizon from one of the capsules.

  • If gray skies threaten rain, nearby indoor activities abound: the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, the BFI IMAX cinema, Madame Tussauds London, and Shrek's Adventure ensure kids and adults stay entertained during a storm.

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How to Get to the London Eye

Located on the south bank of the River Thames. The easiest way to reach it is by tube to Waterloo station, which is serviced by the Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, and Waterloo and City lines. From the station, it's a 5- to 10-minute walk. Visitors traveling on the District or Circle line can disembark at Westminster station for a scenic walk across Westminster Bridge. Surrounding the Eye are street performers, food stalls, and fairground attractions in Jubilee Gardens.

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When to Get There

Look out for special themed events—the London Eye has hosted flash mobs, pop-up dining events, romantic Valentine's Day dinners, and even weddings. Plus, the Eye is a main feature in London's famous New Year's Eve fireworks display.

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Unlucky 13

It's no accident that the London Eye has 32 capsules—each one represents one of the city's 32 boroughs. However, observant visitors will notice that the last capsule is actually No. 33—the creators skipped pod No. 13, deeming it unlucky.

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