London Eye Tours

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One of the world's most famous Ferris wheels, the London Eye offers unparalleled views of central London's world-famous landmarks from its prime location on the Thames River waterfront, opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The gigantic, 443-foot-high observation wheel was built to mark the millennium in 2000 and quickly became one of the most popular paid attractions in the United Kingdom.

The Basics
A 30-minute ride in one of the 32 glass pods offers panoramic views, so travelers can spot London highlights such as St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace from every angle. One full trip around 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, skip-the-line ticket is the best way to maximize your time in England's capital. Travelers with a penchant for luxury can opt for a private capsule experience that includes champagne. Many London Eye 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.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Take a spin on the wheel at the start of your London vacation to orientate 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 wheel's pods.
  • If gray skies threaten rain, nearby indoor activities abound: the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, the BFI IMAX cinema, Madame Tussauds wax museum, and Shrek's Adventure ensure kids and adults stay entertained during a storm.

How to Get to the London Eye
The Coca-Cola London Eye is 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 to the Ferris wheel. 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.

When to Get There
The Eye opens at 10am and closes at either 8:30 or 9:30pm depending on the time of the year. 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 wheel is a main feature in London's famous New Year's Eve fireworks display.

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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Address: Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
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Hours: April–Aug 10am–9:30pm; Sept–March 10am–8:30pm
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London Eye Standard Ticket

One of London’s most recognizable and in-demand attractions, the London Eye welcomes millions of visitors every year. Save yourself any sightseeing hassle, and secure your admission before you travel, when you book your tickets in advance. Upon arrival, you’ll step into a large, air-conditioned capsule and will take to the skies. The London Eye stands at 443 feet (135 meters) high, and offers impeccable views of Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and other key landmarks. Tickets also include entry to the companion 4D Cinema Experience.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$32.29 USD
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London Eye Fast-Track Ticket

Experience one of London’s must-see attractions with this skip-the-line London Eye ticket. Bypass the long queue and enjoy priority access and boarding for a standard flight in a shared capsule. Then admire panoramic views over the Thames River, Big Ben and other landmarks on your 30-minute flight. Your ticket includes interactive Samsung Galaxy Tab-powered guides and admission to the London Eye 4D Experience, an immersive journey that brings London alive through 3D film and multi-sensory effects.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$43.82 USD
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London Eye: Champagne Experience

Sip on Champagne on a flight aboard the iconic Coca-Cola London Eye. Avoid much of the queue with your fast-track ticket, and enjoy priority boarding to a shared capsule for a standard, 30-minute flight. Then, enjoy a glass of chilled Pommery Brut Royal Champagne served by your host as you admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. Your ticket includes interactive Samsung Galaxy Tab-powered guides and entry to the immersive 4D Experience to discover London using multi-sensory effects.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$48.44 USD
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London Eye River Cruise with Optional Standard London Eye Ticket

Discover London’s main riverside attractions by boat with a 40-minute Thames River cruise and optional London Eye flight. You’ll witness the city’s great contrasts as you pass historic sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, and contemporary landmarks like the Tate Modern and the sleek Millennium Bridge. After your cruise, take a 30-minute ride in the London Eye for sweeping city views (upgrade required).
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$15.38 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Magical London Pass Including Madame Tussauds London, The London Eye, SEA LIFE London, The London Dungeon and Shrek’s Adventure! London

Explore 4 of London's fascinating attractions with the BIG London Attraction Ticket. Valid for up to a month, this ticket allows you to visit these 5 attractions on your own time, at your own pace. The ticket is valid for the DreamWorks Tours Shrek's Adventure, The Coca-Cola London Eye, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and, London Dungeon and the iconic Madam Tussaud's wax museum. Between these 4 experiences, you will spend some time as an ogre, see all of London from the top of the world's largest observation wheel, see wax likenesses of all your celebrities and come face to face with a rich array of sea life.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$76.89 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Historic and Modern London on Christmas Eve

You don’t need to miss out on London’s historic magic just because Christmas is almost here. Tick off London’s star attractions on a comfortable coach trip: visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, sneak a peek at Buckingham Palace, capture a photo at the Tower of London, and enjoy a classic River Thames cruise. Upgrade to include a festive 2-course lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$107.64 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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London Day Tour Including Lunch Cruise

See more of London with a full-day city tour and lunch cruise along the River Thames, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Start with free entry to Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, then set sail on the Thames for a 1.5-hour round-trip journey from Tower Pier to Westminster. Savor a delectable 2-course meal, and admire riverside sights such as the Tower of London and Parliament. Finish with a private bus tour of London’s key attractions, including Westminster Abbey, Princess Diana's Memorial Fountain and Trafalgar Square. Pricing is per group, based on a maximum of six passengers.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$1,799.11 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with dozens of possible stops, including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights. Hop off to enjoy a free walking tours and a River Thames cruise.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$42.67 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible, single-day pass, pick any date you’d like to hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers three route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include three city walking tours, a River Thames cruise and local discounts.
  • Duration: 24 to 72 hrs
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$41.01 USD
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  • Duration: 24 to 72 hrs
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Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, Thames Cruise with Harrods Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. Take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visit the Tower of London, where you'll have free time for lunch (own expense). Enjoy an extended river sightseeing cruise, and upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or cream tea at Harrods.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$126.86 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights

See London’s Christmas lights in style with this private, 2.5-hour tour by black cab. Cruise past top London sights and jump out for a stroll down the city's bustling shopping streets. Marvel at glitzy illuminations, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated shop windows in upmarket neighborhoods such as Belgravia and Chelsea, and see the iconic Oxford Street Christmas light displays. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$288.32 USD
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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

While in London, combine an iconic British tradition with a unique sightseeing excursion on an afternoon tea cruise! Spend a luxurious 1.5 hours enjoying a unique dining experience with family and friends on the River Thames. As you cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster, indulge in tea, freshly prepared cakes and sandwiches, and view London’s great landmarks including the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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London Vintage Bus Tour with Cream Tea at Harrods

Sightsee in London by vintage double-decker bus and modern catamaran on this half-day tour. As you travel around the city, watch out for top London landmarks like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Then, hop out for photos at the Tower of London before taking a cruise along the Thames River. Sparkling wine, cream tea with scones at Harrods, and scones complete the experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$69.20 USD
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London Day Tour Including London Eye

First time in London? Visit the capital’s most iconic landmarks on this full-day London tour, including a Thames River cruise and a ride on the famous London Eye. You’ll stop for photos at Westminster Abbey, take a tour of St Paul’s Cathedral and admire panoramic views of the capital from your air-conditioned coach. There’s a chance to get a taste of Royal London too, as you tour the notorious Tower of London, view the Crown Jewels and watch the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$153.77 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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London Thames River Dinner Cruise

Take to the Thames for a sparkling 2.5-hour river dinner cruise past London’s waterfront sights, with live music included. Choose to sail on the handsome ‘Harmony’ or stunning ‘Symphony’ cruiser at two different departure times, and settle at your table to savor a delectable 4-course gourmet dinner. Admire floodlit city sights such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Big Ben as you eat and relax, and enjoy enchanting live jazz from the onboard band. Then, if you wish, wrap up your memorable Thames dinner cruise with after-dinner dancing.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$105.08 USD
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London Explorer Pass: Up to 35% Off Top Attractions

Save big on combined admission prices to top London attractions with this London Explorer Pass. You choose whether to get a pass that grants you access to three, four, five, or seven attractions. Pick from a list of 20 of London’s most popular spots visited by tourists and locals alike such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, and SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Plus, your pass allows you to receive discounts at select restaurants and retailers in the city, too.
  • Duration: Flexible
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$71.76 USD
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London Night Sightseeing Tour

Experience the enchantment of London after hours on a night sightseeing tour. Aboard a double-decker bus, take a 1.5-hour trip through the city to see illuminated attractions like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Hear fascinating facts about passing sites and insider tips on where to visit in the bustling capital city from your expert guide.  
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$26.91 USD
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Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

Partake in a unique sightseeing excursion with this delightful lunch cruise along the River Thames! See the best of London’s riverside attractions on a 1.5-hour roundtrip cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster. Stroll the deck, savor a delectable 2-course meal and admire great views of the London Eye, the Tower of London and more. An onboard bar offers additional drink options for spicing up your afternoon (own expense).
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Christmas Day Traditional Lunch Aboard Thames Sightseeing Cruise

Fill up on Christmas spirit and festive foods on this 3-hour Christmas Day cruise. See London without the crowds as you glide down the Thames River past Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Tower of London. Along the way, sip sparkling wine, sing along to Christmas Carols, and dig into a British-style Christmas lunch of roast turkey with all the trimmings.
  • Duration: 3 hours 9 minutes
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$160.18 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 9 minutes
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London Eye and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

Admire London from the air and water with this combined Thames River sightseeing cruise and London Eye ticket, for one great-value price. Avoid the main lines at the London Eye and absorb the spectacular views over London’s skyline during your approximately 30-minute flight in a shared capsule. Couple your aerial sightseeing with a leisurely London cruise along the Thames on the same day. Board a comfortable sightseeing boat, and take in wonderful views of top London landmarks such as Big Ben and the Tower of London from the river.
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Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

See London’s signature sights by vintage Routemaster bus and Thames River boat on this 3.5-hour sightseeing tour. Board a retro, red double-decker bus London Routemaster, and enjoy stellar views of top London attractions including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Then, after a short Thames sightseeing cruise, ride your London double-decker to Buckingham Palace for a photo stop or to witness the colorful Changing of the Guard ceremony. If you wish, upgrade to add a visit to the London Eye or UNESCO-listed Stonehenge after your tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$38.44 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 3 to 6 hrs
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$164.02 USD
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  • Duration: 3 to 6 hrs
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and London Eye Ticket

Enhance your experience of London’s iconic skyline with a hop-on hop-off bus and London Eye combo package, perfect for first-time visitors looking to shake up their sightseeing experiences. Plus, you’ll receive a pass for three free walking tours — including a Jack the Ripper tour — and Thames River sightseeing cruise. After ticking off top attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London, you’ll absorb sweeping city panoramas from a capsule on the London Eye.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$71.76 USD
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River Thames Evening Sightseeing Cruise

Witness the enchantment of London at night with a two-hour evening cruise along the historic River Thames! Aboard the glass-encased boat, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk, including the Shard, Big Ben and the Cutty Sark ship. Savor sparkling wine and canapés as you cruise the river and delight in the magic of London’s urban shoreline as night falls.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$37.16 USD
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London Thames River Afternoon Tea Cruise

Combine London’s legendary sights with a scrumptious English tea on this 1.5-hour Thames River afternoon sightseeing cruise. Sail by top London attractions such as Big Ben, the London Eye and Tower of London, and enjoy stellar views of The Shard, the ‘Gherkin’ building, and other icons. As you cruise, savor a delicious afternoon tea of dainty sandwiches and cakes, plus scones with clotted cream and preserves, accompanied by teas and coffees.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$44.85 USD
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Christmas Lights and Markets Tour in London

England’s capital goes all out for the holidays, and this tour takes you to see the city’s Christmas light displays and markets to get you into the spirit of the season. Follow your guide through Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square as you snap pictures of the Christmas lights along the way. You’ll also see Big Ben and the London Eye, and make a stop at Charles Dickens’ favorite London pub as your guide tells you stories about the fictional character Ebenezer Scrooge. Then, end your delightful night at the River Side Christmas Market.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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