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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
London Eye River Cruise
star-4.5
$18.18 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Sight seeing in style.
We really enjoyed the tour as a family. Learnt lots of facts about London that we didn’t know. All round great experience. The tour Gide was great! He was funny yet series and made it enjoyable.
Kyle_P, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

star-5
Loving the View!
Rueben_P, Oct 2021
London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket
Easy access to pier for cruise along the river with humorous guide. Pleasant and informative. London Eye experience recommended for an all around surroundings view.
star-5
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.
star-5
Birgit our tour good was...
Orla_P, Sep 2021
Classic London Landmarks Bicycle Tour
Birgit our tour good was extremely well versed on the history of London and she had many funny stories to tell. A real raconteur. She also did not rush us and the tour lasted much longer than it was scheduled for. The bicycles were very comfortable and clean. A really fun way to explore the city and we got to meet some lovely travelling companions!
star-4
Perfect way to see the sights
Felicity_F, Sep 2021
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
Very pleased with bus tour and boat cruise ! Plenty to see and info ! Organised and clean also following COVID rules! Good value for money ! Definitely worth it
star-5
Afternoon delight
Felicity_F, Sep 2021
London Eye Standard Ticket
Really pleased with experience,, queue moved quickly ! Nice amount of time plenty to see and time to take photos. Clean and organised well with COVID rules !
star-5
Great experience and chance to see all of London!
Elsie-S, Aug 2021
London Eye Standard Ticket
Well set up. Easy to know where to go. There was a long queue but it did move quickly. You could see the pods were being cleaned before we went in and they weren’t over crowded. I’d say there were around 15 of us.
star-4
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
star-5
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
star-5
The views from the london...
Danielle_E, Sep 2021
London Eye Standard Ticket
The views from the london eye are incredible. Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting london..
star-5
London eye trip
m_g, May 2021
London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket
AJ was amazing. He gave a very entertaining and informative talk. The boat was clean and the staff friendly. We wouldn’t do the eye again but would do the boat.
star-5
JUST ENOUGH!
Quincy_C, Oct 2021
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
This tour provided just enough information to make the experience interesting and fun. Having the option to exit and catch another bus allowed flexibility and ease to seeing London. Thank you!
star-4
Love it!!
ivy_d, Oct 2021
Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London
Best experience ever , a perfect way to see imporatant London landmarks at night time with delicious food..

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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