London Eye

A ride on the London Eye will give you a fabulous birds-eye view of Central London

The Huge London Eye Rotating Slowly Above the River Thames at Dusk
The Huge London Eye Rotating Slowly Above the River Thames at Dusk cc licensed photo by Alan Perestrello

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. Opening times are between 10 AM and 11 AM and closing times range from 6 PM to 9:30 PM depending on the time of year. Hours are subject to change due to special events and annual maintenance.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Coca Cola London Eye

Fee: Yes

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings

Address: Riverside Building
County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7PB
United Kingdom

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5 Star Rating Easily one of the highlights of our London trip. The experience was so much fun to get to see London from such a cool angle. We had priority fast pass... Read More

Sarah T. Jul-13-2019

4 Star Rating 11.1o.19 So why does it call the Coca Cola London Eye? I know that's a stupid question but feel free to educate me. :) From far, it looks just like an... Read More

Emily L. Nov-10-2019

3 Star Rating So obviously the London Eye is cool and the view is great and what have you...but London Eye, why you so expensive? Thirty pounds for what equates to a... Read More

Mallory D. Nov-10-2019

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Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Northern, Bakerloo and Jubilee LinesWaterloo Station5 MInutes
District and Circle LinesEmbankment Station10 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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