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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 River Cruise
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London Eye River Cruise
star-4.5
US$17.70 per adult
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Everything. From the take off to the end. On time. Just a fab experience worth trying out. They explained sites and views as we went along.
Ifeoma_O, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in London

star-5
Time saver
Charles_C, May 2022
London Eye Fast-Track Ticket
Short notice with my daughter and worked very well. Very easy to do at the website. London eye is very popular so if you didn't have foresight to get tickets in advance, this is a good way to make up for it.
star-5
Need to experience the Eye.
Nancy_W, May 2022
London Eye Fast-Track Ticket
We were amazed of how much of London one could see from the London Eye. It was an amazing experience.
star-4
Great tour. Takes you all...
Nathalie_A, Apr 2022
The Big Day out - London Eye Ticket, London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour & River Cruise
Great tour. Takes you all over London. View over London skyline from London eye. Nice helpfull staff.
star-5
Perfect for highlights of the city
Keith_E, May 2022
Premier Classic London Private Half Day Tour
This half day tour is perfect for seeing the highlights of the city. You can then go back and visit this sites that appeal the most to you. Rachel was one of the best tour guides I've had. Her Black Cab is a new electric vehicle and you can tell she takes pride in her car as it was meticulously clean. Rachel had bottled water and chocolates for our trip. She made my and my son's visit to London extra special! She is fun, witty and full of knowledge! Be sure to ask for Rachel!!
star-5
Love the big bus
Julia_T, Mar 2022
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
It was a great experience and love the hop on bus. The bus is clean the information os great N the driver were kind
star-5
Excellent organised...
Sharon_C, Mar 2022
London Eye Standard Ticket
Excellent organised staff…safety was strictly observed getting you on and off the pod. We were sharing with a few other families which was ok as there was plenty of room. The views are amazing and with the eye going really slow you were able to see all around. We were on there a good half an hour which seemed a lot longer. An excellent experience which is worth every penny. Thank you.
star-5
Excellent
Mehreen_A, Feb 2022
London Eye River Cruise
Really good experience and worth the price. The tour lady was really good. The boat was very nice and clean.. inside had heating which was a bonus in this weather
star-4
Gr8 Experience
Judith_V, Dec 2021
London Eye Standard Ticket
Friendly Staff, Cleaned up Capsules, Great view Queues moved really fast and happy we did not buy fastrack passes. Pictures after was too expensive at £20 for a single photo.
star-5
Great experience
MichellePaul, May 2022
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
The bus is perfect for seeing all the sites We especially enjoyed the boat tour with live commentary-the crew was awesome Also Molly our Jack the Ripper walking guide was great very knowledgeable
star-5
Fun and informative!
Lori_J, May 2022
London Landmarks & Secret Gems Bike Ride + Historic Pub + Graffiti Session
We had one day to spend in London and booked this bike tour to see as much as possible. Our guide, Tom, was fantastic and we learned so much history. I would highly recommend this fun tour!
star-4
Must do…
Jos_v, Apr 2022
London Eye Standard Ticket
The London Eye is the must do activity in Londen… the London sky line experience in just 30 minutes… All highlights visible!
star-5
Awesome bike tour
Michael_H, May 2022
Classic London Landmarks Bicycle Tour
Our tour guide was excellent. He had tons of energy and was very funny. He focused on everyone. He also shared a lot of knowledge with us. Lastly he always watched to make sure we were safe and nobody was lost. I would do the trip gladly over sitting in a bus. He was the highlight of the day.

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 There

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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