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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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Recent reviews from experiences in London

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Family weekend
Tracy_W, Jun 2021
London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
The view from the london eye are amazing, you could see Buckingham palace and all over London very clearly. We had a hop on hop off 48 hour bus ticket for the big bus company. We thought that this was fantastic you get to go around all of the sights with an audio guide it is really worth the money. We are coming back next year and bringing more family.
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Definitely recommended
Aisha_M, Jul 2021
London Eye River Cruise
I came with my mum in the summer holidays. The tour was wonderful, especially the Tour Guide who was called Drew. He was friendly and funny- cracking lots of jokes. The toilets were very clean and i felt it was really worth it. Only thing i would say is that at times i could not hear the tour operator over the sound of the water
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Fun day out!
Ines, Jun 2021
London Eye River Cruise
Very informative tour given., well organised and with safety covid regulations in place. It was a lovely time exploring key landmarks in London
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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
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A must do in London
Jillian_G, Jul 2021
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
Great way to see London, very polite and helpful staff. Hop on and off its a great way to see the city and its historic buildings.
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A very enjoyable time
Emi, Jul 2021
London by Night Sightseeing Open Top Bus Tour with Audio Guide
Very Educational, Morton was a great guide and Andrius was a great driver both very friendly, a lot of information given at all the different tourist attractions and a lot of attractions viewed along the tour.
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Good customer service..unexpected of London
Hussain_S, Jul 2021
Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise
Excellent company with good customer service; Our tickets were not working for some reason. They went the extra mile to ensure everything was resolved.
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Excellent tour and guide
Karen_F, Jul 2021
London Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus Tour
Great tour guide - Bruce, very friendly and knowledgeable. Good humor. Did a good job. Introduce self and was very welcoming .
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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.
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Lovely tour of London
Anri, Jul 2021
Tootbus London by Night: Sightseeing Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise
Great tour guide and easy way to get a quick overview of the history that London holds… helps in deciding what are the areas you would like to return to! Also not too long to start boring the children. It was engaging till the end for my son.
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Great way to get around
alison_m, Jul 2021
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
Excellent way to see London. Lots of stops near all major attractions, upbeat and informative commentary, helpful friendly staff at most stops.
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Would recommend!
Kaitlin_B, Jul 2021
Classic London Landmarks Bicycle Tour
Our tour guide, Birgit, was engaging and led us safely through the tour. I learned many interesting facts and felt like the pace of the tour was perfect!

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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