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, 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 Visit

Fee: Flexible Fast Track Entry

Currently Closed

Hours 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

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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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5Coca-Cola London Eye Star Rating

5 Star Rating This is a fascinating London landmark and I would recommend that anyone visiting the city should definitely visit. The views can be amazing and at night you can truly enjoy the London Skyline as well as the night lights. A great idea for a night out with the family or loved ones.

Haroon Chaudhry - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating This is one of the most iconic places in London. Built upen the river Thames, the Coca-Cola London Eye is a superbly built structure standing about four hundred and fifty feet tall. The ride aboard the London Eye is about 30-40 minutes. The entry ticket can be taken from the London Ticket Office or if you have a valid Merlin Pass, even better. You get to the whole of London city's marvellous architecture. It is fun to visit during both, the day as well as night...

Avneesh Singh Shisodia - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating It's only £16 which I think is a very reasonable price! It's got some great views of the city. The line is long, but you get at least half an hour on the ride. The ride is spacious and allows for 360 views of the city where you can sit or stand. I would highly recommend it for anyone visiting London. It's a totally must do.

Marin Ruelas - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating While there are similar wheels in other cities and countries, this is the best of them all. Amazing views over London, huge views across the city. 30 minutes of wonder as you look across the greatest city in the world. The staff are friendly and fun. Getting a ticket is easy, the automated machines will have you in and out in no time I’d skip paying the extra for the fast lane as there are so many bubbles you won’t wait more than 20 minutes at the worst and as little as 10 on a good day. Make the effort to go, you’ll be amazed my the technology and views.

Updesh Dosanjh - 11 days ago

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