The London Eye is a gigantic Ferris wheel with enclosed cabins located on the South Bank of the River Thames across from Westminster Palace.
The London Eye appears somewhat like a fish out of water among the historical London landscape that surrounds it. It's not that London doesn't have lots of modern architecture, but that the London Eye is located in one of the oldest parts of the city right across from the Houses of Parliament. Of course, that is also one of its strengths since there is no other high vantage point this close to Westminster and the South Bank, not even The Shard.
The London Eye is actually very popular with tourists, in fact it is the single most popular non-free tourist attraction in the UK with about 3.5 million riders per year. At 520 feet tall, it is Europe's tallest Ferris wheel and the 2nd tallest in the world. It offers amazing views of the heart of London.
Passengers are carried in large enclosed air-conditioned capsules that are very stable and hold up to 25 people. Passengers can stand and walk around inside the capsules or sit during the ride which takes approximately ½ hour and completes one revolution.
Since opening in the year 2000 the London Eye has been called different names, based on corporate sponsors and ownership. starting with British Airways London Eye, Merlin Entertainments London Eye, the Millennium Wheel, the EDF Energy London Eye and now the Coca Cola London Eye.
Tickets for the London Eye are available online at a discount from walk-up pricing. There is a multi-tiered pricing system with higher priced tickets allowing you to avoid the long lines.
The London Eye is normally open daily, except on Christmas, from 10am until 8:30pm with extending hours during the spring and summer months. Hours are subject to change due to special events and annual maintenance.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Flexible Fast Track Entry
Currently ClosedHours This Week:
- Monday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Address: South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
Phone: 0870 990 8881
Official Website: Coca Cola London Eye
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines||Waterloo Station||5 MInutes|
|District and Circle Lines||Embankment Station||10 Minutes|
How to get to Coca Cola London Eye by Tube
From Waterloo Station just follow the signs for Southbank.
From Embankment Station on the north side exit onto Victoria Embankment and walk south across the Hungerford bridge.
You can also access the London Eye with a number of River Services by getting off at the London Eye-Millennium Pier.
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Ratedout of 5
Awesome experience. 30 minutes ride on the top of London city for £28. Aerial view of London city in night is fabulous. It has few more attractions nearby like sea life and wax museum. Better to buy a combo ticket for more than one attraction. Little crowded in weekends. Fast track queue is available. Before the end of ride, stand and face right side where photo zone is marked. You will get instructions for family photo.
Suresh Radhakrishnan - 3 days ago
What a great experience! The views across London were amazing, admittedly we had nice weather! We could see for miles. Good value for money, a great way to see London in half an hour. I booked the tickets online but still had to queue for quite a while to collect my tickets and then queue again to get on the London Eye but would recommend going on it.
Alison - 3 days ago
Loved this place you can see all the city from here absolutely amazing view. If you come to London this is a must visit stuff. ........... the tickets price is a bit high. But worthy. .... the very very beautiful place. If you come to visit London make sure to to get on London eye. If u don’t you gonna regret it.
iSam - 14 days ago
Loved it... London's magnificent view from such height is an experience in itself. At first, the queue seem to be long... but it moves fast. Once you board the couch, the ride is for about 20 minutes. The coach is big enough for 10 people and glass panes allow you to see the city all around... Click pictures, and enjoy the serene beauty all around you 🔭🔭
kanchan bhaya - 19 days ago
Opened to the public in early 2000. Fabulous looking, and a brilliant way to see the city. Super safe. The pods are roomy and extremely light 'n' airy. Very popular, so best get your tickets early. Went up a few years ago - had a great time. Easy access.
roland j. ruttledge Local Guide - 29 days ago