London Eye Tickets

Get one of the very best views of the UK capital from the London Eye, the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. At 135 metres tall and situated in the heart of the city, the views from its gondolas are unrivalled.

Opening hours

Weekdays 11 am - 6 pm

Weekends 10 am - 8:30 pm

Book ahead to be assured a place on the Eye. The standard adult price at this popular attraction is £37, with discounts for groups and students. Peak season is in the summer and booking online offers a 10% discount.

How to get there

Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK

The closest station is Waterloo, which is on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines. It is also just across the bridge from Embankment and Westminster stations. The 77, 221 and 381 buses also stop there. Q-Park Westminster is the easiest place to leave your car. Riverboat services stop right at the Coca-Cola London Eye Pier.

FAQ

What are the origins of the London Eye?
As with many global cities, the turn of the millennium provided an excuse for London to indulge itself in a number of exciting new constructions. One of the most famous is the London Eye, which was opened to the public in the year 2000. Since then, passengers have been riding its 32 capsules, which soar above the city and offer some of the best photo opportunities in town.
What should I expect on board?
It will take around 30 minutes for a full rotation on the London Eye. If you are riding on a general entry ticket you will be placed with up to 28 people in a capsule. There are seats available and the London Eye is fully wheelchair accessible.
Are any special options available?
As well as standard entry tickets, which place groups together to enjoy the views, there are a lot of choices for special events. Book a private capsule with a bunch of friends, treat a special someone to a VIP champagne experience or enjoy dinner with unique changing views. There is even a Proposal Capsule option, where a photographer who plays the role of your ‘personal guide’ will capture the moment.
What other cool facts can you tell me about the London Eye?
The 32 capsules represent the 32 boroughs of this massive metropolis. However, they’re numbered 1-33, skipping 13 to avoid bad luck. One of the capsules has been dubbed the ‘Coronation Capsule’ in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The Southbank is often the focal point of the UK’s New Year’s celebrations, with spectacular fireworks displays taking place here on the banks of the River Thames.

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What you will see
This is one of the best ways to take in the breadth of London’s top monuments in one go: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and many more. For a totally different perspective of London’s beautiful architecture and monuments, consider booking the river boat tour with your ticket too.
Skipping the line
It is a great idea to book online and opt for a ‘skip the line’ ticket. The attraction can get very busy and so you could spend a while waiting in a queue for your ticket especially at the height of summer. When you skip the line, you can arrive shortly before and make the most of your day. You will then have plenty of time to do more sightseeing, shopping or just go for a pint at the pub. Aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before your slot or longer at peak season.
Consider if you would prefer a day or night trip
If you ride the London Eye in the day, you’ll obviously be able to take in much more of the city’s landmarks. The light is also better for photography but then again, there’s something magical about seeing the twinkling lights of the buildings lining the river at night. A lot of landmarks, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, are lit at night and so are still visible.
Check out the 4D cinema experience
Included for free with your ticket is a 4D cinema screening, which offers a unique look at London. Using visual technology in combination with a number of other sensory effects, it’s a great little teaser before you board. The film has a duration of around four minutes. The gift shop is another place to visit if you would like to get some souvenirs or gifts to bring back home.

Places nearby

Westminster
You will be spoilt for choice with things to do in the area once you have completed your London Eye experience. Westminster is home to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, surely the UK’s most iconic landmarks. Interestingly, most people assume Big Ben is the name of the clock but it is actually the bell, which you will hear as you walk around the area. Westminster Abbey is a gorgeous church that dates from the year 1090.
Westminster
Westminster
Buckingham Palace
This is another must-see landmark in London. It is the official residence of the Queen and you can admire it from outside and also catch the changing of the guard. This is a traditional ceremony which marks the shift change for the Queen’s Life Guard. Catch it at 11:00 am from Monday to Saturday and 10:00 am on Sundays. In the summer, you can also tour the inside of the palace and see where the monarch actually lives.
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
St Paul’s Cathedral
London’s most famous cathedral has a fascinating history. The original building was partially destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The decision was made to build a new one and the now-iconic domed roof was conceived. It has hosted a great number of royal events over the centuries, including jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria and the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981.
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral