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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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Recent reviews from experiences in London

London Eye Great experience.
carol_w, Aug 2022
London Eye Fast-Track Ticket
Worked really well with fast track, well worth the extra money! Easy to see where to go and not long to wait. London Eye is so memorable and well worth the ride.
Big Day Out in London
Kim_T, Jul 2022
The Big Day out - London Eye Ticket, London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour & River Cruise
Really friendly drivers, super easy to do, especially with the app, great to have a rest from walking and jump on bus through the day. London Eye and ferry good too.
London EyeFast track is a...
Olkers_T, Jul 2022
London Eye Fast-Track ticket and Access to Self-Guided Tours in London
London EyeFast track is a must, especially when you travel with children. The staff is very friendly and the views are wonderful.
Fab way to do London in a day!
Jane_W, Jun 2022
London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
Great way to see London on a day. Staff really helpful and bus drivers exceptional! London eye fast track worked well, would recommend.
Amazing trip
Elisabet_U, Aug 2022
London Eye Standard Ticket
Im very scared of hight and only vent to London eye because my children wanted to go. I was surprised that everything felt very safe and I really enjoyed the trips.
Wonderful London Day Tour!
William_J, Jul 2022
Total London Experience with London Eye, Tower of London, St Paul's
The Total London experience was great. Our tour guide Carmen was excellent. We did have some trouble finding bus departure location. The Viator instructions bus stop number was wrong. So go early and ask the workers in the yellow vests for help locating the bus. Also this tour includes some very long walks, so you must be able to keep the pace. The end of the tour is the London Eye, which is great. But you need to have a plan to get from there back to your hotel.
London eye have it all .
Samar_G, Jul 2022
London Eye Standard Ticket
July is the Best time to ride London eye . I would recommend it anytime as well . Take family , friends and your love .
Best tour in town
Michael_H, Aug 2022
Premier Classic London Private Half Day Tour
Best service and very professional! Car was kept clean and both inside and out! Knows history well and knows his route around the city ! Strongly suggested
Fast and convenient
Amy_M, Jul 2022
London Eye Fast-Track Ticket
FastTrack was really convenient. The movie wasn't playing due to covid, but the experience was still fun. The photo they took was a really good one!
Good one
Rishi_M, Jul 2022
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
A great way to go thru the whole city. Buses were on time generally and clean. Only reason for not giving the 5 stars is some of the bus drivers could be more helpful and open. The staff on the street at the bus stops definitely were!
Judith_J, Jun 2022
City Sightseeing London Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Easy to use. The only problem is that the busses stop at 5. We had to a Take a cab back. The bus was clean and there were plenty available.
Karen_S, Jun 2022
London Eye Standard Ticket
A fantastic experience long queues but werent waiting long. No longer than 5 mins. Spectacular queues. The pods clean and spacious and all staff polite and corteous.
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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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