The London Eye

The London Eye has been the go-to for views of the capital since 1999. First christened The Millennium Wheel and now officially known as The London Eye (bit of a tongue twister, that one), it’s the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel (443ft), takes 30 minutes per rotation and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in London.


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Fun for all ages!

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With our insider info, tips and "must-do's"

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Justin Hulford says...

It's worth booking this one in advance...

Just book, walk ups are too random. Could get lucky, could wait ages.


Kyrstin Aderholt says...

Sneak up at opening if you don't have a booking

Get there before it opens and you'll get on instantly if you haven't booked a timed slot

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Holly Stone Lindsey says...

Lunch time views were the best for us

We went at around 12:30 (lunch) & we got a terrific view of the city!!!

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The London Eye measure up?

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Enjoy the London high life with views from 135m up

This iconic part of London’s skyline is located on the South Bank of the river Thames and is the go-to for 360-degree views of the capital. You’ll spot all the big sights – Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s, to name a few – and can see as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day. And provided you’ve got your specs on.

Want a fun fact to impress your companions (or get you points at a pub quiz one day)? The London Eye’s got 32 capsules in total. They’re numbered 1 to 12 and 14 to 33 – so no unlucky 13.

Champagne Experience includes fast-track entry and a chilled glass of bubbly. Want to pop the question in style? Choose the Cupid Pod package in a private pod, complete with a bottle of champers and box of posh chocs – and a guaranteed ‘yes’, if you ask us.

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Our handy guide to what's inside!

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Champagne Experience

Spice up your spin on the big ol' wheel

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Cupid's Pod

Cupid is about to add some romance to your London eye experience

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More about your day out at... London Eye

The London Eye is open Monday-Sunday 11am-6pm but it’s always best to check online. You can pay on the day but it’s better to book online to avoid disappointment.

So, is this eagle eye of London expensive? While a trip round the wheel might feel a little pricey compared to more traditional attractions, it’s worth it for the iconic views alone!

Kids aged 15 and under have to be accompanied by an adult aged 18 and over and under 3s go free. Children (with adults) and teetotallers can join the Champagne Experience (soft drinks are provided).

The London Eye sits on the Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament, and you’ll find the ticket office in County Hall – the building next door. The closest Tube station is Waterloo (a five minute walk) and the nearest overground train stations are Charing Cross and Waterloo. You can catch the 211, 77 and 381 buses to get there, while drivers can bag discounted parking at the Q-Park Westminster (book it online).

It’s an accessible attraction – you can book a wheelchair slot online, carers receive free tickets, and mobility scooters are accepted (please note that the ramp width is 37 inches).

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How to get there...

Riverside Building, County Hall, London, Greater London


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Opening Times

Mon - Sun 11am - 6pm

Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.

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