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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
$17.54 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing value !!!!!
It was amazing value for money , lots to see and 45 minute trip was plenty and they guide was fantastic!!
Emmie_C, Nov 2021

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.
star-5
Fun experience for the...
Bela_O, Nov 2021
London Eye Standard Ticket
Fun experience for the entire family. Lines were a little long but moved fast. We saw staff members clean the carts after each group.
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-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
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
Fun day out!
Ines_S, 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
Cool experience
Mark_S, Nov 2021
Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London
This was a really cool tour to do. The food was fantastic. All small amounts. But was the perfect amount after 6 courses. The server, Jay, was fantastic. Highly reccomend
star-5
Felt really welcomed and...
Jennifer_M, Nov 2021
Luxury 6 Course Bus Dining Experience Through London
Felt really welcomed and relaxed. Food fabulous. Any drinks you want (pay extra)...hotess was very kind..x
star-5
It was super easy and the...
mernin_o, Nov 2021
London Eye Fast-Track Ticket
It was super easy and the views were amazing. All staff members were friendly and helped verifying our tickets.
star-5
Fast track the way to go
Jane_S, Nov 2021
London Eye Fast-Track Ticket
Fast track was excellent. I walked past the que up to the gate. I highly recommend taking this option especially during peak times.

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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