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The London Eye

Viewing platform and ride in Westminster opposite Big Ben

The London Eye
Spectacular views: London Eye

Built as part of the year 2000 millennium celebrations, the London Eye seems to have captured the imagination of visitors to London. It is now one the most popular attractions of all. Essentially the proposition is a very simple one. Ride a giant big wheel 135 metres high taking 30 minutes to travel one revolution.

The London Eye is situated right at the tourist heart of London, (opposite Big Ben by the River Thames) with commanding views, (25 miles on a good day).

The attraction was originally sponsored by British Airways, so rides are called flights. The Eye is besides the River Thames on the opposite bank to Big Ben. Nowadays the sponsor is Lastminute.com. You can also check The London Eye official website here.

What you'll see   Opening times & location   Tickets   Attraction passes & combo tours  

You ride in a luxurious capsule in comfort; each capsule is fully air-conditioned to keep its visitors completely comfortable no matter what the temperature outside. Each capsule also rotates on a special device designed to keep everyone upright as the wheel makes a slow but progressive revolution.

The London Eye is by Westminster Bridge on the other side of the river to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The booking office is in the adjacent County Hall building, at one time home of London's governing body. County Hall also houses two hotels and two other attractions - The London Aquarium and London Dungeon.

London Eye


London Eye

Take flight through the heart of the city

• Enjoy 360 degree views of London's iconic skyline • Save money when you book online • Fast track tickets available • Combination tickets available • Private capsule hire available

Due to Covid 19 restrictions some experiences within the attraction may not be available

London Eye - what can I see?

You will see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth Clock Tower (Big Ben), Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's, The Tate Museum, Tower Bridge, The Shard, not to mention the longest and most intricately styled stretches of the famous Thames River.

London Eye - opening times and location

Boarding A London Eye Capsule
The Queen's House: Tower of London

Opening times

Daily 10am to between 8.30pm or 9.30pm (variable).



The London Eye is located by County Hall and Westminster Bridge on the south bank of the River Thames. The London Eye is next to the London Dungeon, on the opposite side of Westminster Bridge is Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.


Nearest Underground station

4-5 minutes' walk from Waterloo Underground & Railway station, which is on the Northern, Jubilee and Bakerloo Lines. A similar distance away is Westminster Underground Station across Westminster Bridge and opposite Big Ben on the Circle, District and Jubilee Lines.


Hop-on, hop-off buses & river services

All of London's hop on, hop off sightseeing buses have stops at the London Eye / London Dungeon. The London Eye has its own pier where many of the river services stop including those used by the the hop on, hop off sightseeing buses. Westminster Pier is directly opposite on the other side of Westminster Bridge too and is one of London's busiest river service piers.


London Eye - tickets

London Eye Pods with Big Ben in the background

London Eye tickets office

The London Eye is one of London's most popular attractions and at peak times queues are lengthy.

If you just turn up on the day you will pay more for your ticket and how long you will have to wait will depend on when the next availability is and the ticket type you select. Child tickets are cheaper and a child is considered between the ages of 3-15 at the London Eye. Any child under 3 is free.

There are various ticketing options, in order of current cost these are:


Standard tickets

Ticket holders enter via the standard entrance. During the online booking process you will need to specify the half hour time slot for your experience.

Ticket includes entry to the 4D Cinema Experience located at the back of the ticket office, and can be enjoyed before or after your Lastminute.com London Eye experience. The standard adult book online in advance ticket currently costs £27.00 and a child ticket costs £22.00. If you were to turn up on the day and queue then the adult price is £30.00 and a child is £24.00.


Fast Track tickets

Allow you to bypass the majority of the queue, and save time during your visit. Ticket holders enter via a dedicated Fast Track entrance. Fast track London Eye tickets for an adult bought in advance via online booking cost £37.00 and for a child cost £32.00. The adult on the day price is £40.00 and £34.00 for a child.


Flexi Fast Track tickets

Allow you to visit Lastminute.com London Eye anytime during the day of your visit, so are perfect if you know what day you will be in London. Having this flexibility comes at a cost with advanced booking tickets costing £44 per adult and £38 per child. Flexi Fast tickets are only available to buy online.

The standard entry queue time can be around 45 minutes, and the Fast Track entry queue time around 20 minutes, however these can increase during peak periods.


Wide range of ticket types

The London Eye offers a range of other ticket types which include a Student ticket, Day & Night ticket, Family ticket, VIP experiences and more. Clicking on the banner will take you to all these choices to make your booking.


London Eye


London Eye

Take flight through the heart of the city

• Enjoy 360 degree views of London's iconic skyline • Save money when you book online • Fast track tickets available • Combination tickets available • Private capsule hire available

Due to Covid 19 restrictions some experiences within the attraction may not be available

Save Money! Combine London Eye with other major London attractions

Combine your own mix of attractions into a money saving package:

Discount London - sightseeing and attraction tickets


Discount London - sightseeing and attraction tickets

Book discounted London sightseeing and attraction tickets

• Hop-on hop-off buses • Madame Tussauds • London Eye • Tower of London • Tower Bridge • The Shard • War of the Worlds • Wesminster Abbey • Historic royal palaces and more...

5-in-1 Merlin's Magical London Pass


5-in-1 Merlin's Magical London Pass

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 5-in-1 pass to save up to 50%

• London Eye
• Madame Tussauds London
• London Dungeon
• Shrek's Adventure! London
• SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Adult from £66.15. Child (age 3-15) from £52.50.

Combine London Eye with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket

The Original London Tour as its name implies is the original hop-on hop-off London sightseeing bus service. The hop-on, hop off sightseeing buses are an excellent first day in London quickly getting you up to speed and orientated with the layout of London and your guide pointing out sights and destinations you might have not previously considered visiting.

But most visitors to London will have their own "must see" list of attractions. So why not save some money and purchase your hop-on, hop off sightseeing bus tickets and your "must see" attractions as a package? You don't have to use the attraction tickets on the day you use the sightseeing bus either. Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace and Tower of London are all available.



Combine Original tour hop on hop off bus tour with London attractions

Combine attraction tickets with hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus package

• Tower of London or London Eye or London Dungeon or Madame Tussauds or St Paul's Cathedral • Attraction tickets valid at least 7 days after bus tour

Combine London Eye with a vintage bus tour of London's main attractions

Combine London Eye with a vintage red bus tour
London vintage red bus tour

A new tour has recently been launched that includes both the London Eye and vintage open top bus tour of London's main attractions. The London Eye flight is a VIP fast track experience, that uniquely includes your own knowledgeable guide in the pod with your small group. This creates a more personal and interactive experience whilst enjoying the sights of London from above.

The vintage bus tour runs twice a day with flights in the London Eye at the end of the bus tour at 1pm and 5pm. The vintage bus picks up at the London Eye and drives around London's main attractions on a 2-hour tour that ends back at the London Eye in time for your flight. You'll enjoy views from the open top bus of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral, London Bridge and Tower Bridge. A great way to see London from the air and road for one ticket.

Find out more:

Vintage bus tour & London Eye VIP tour  


London Eye & London's attraction passes

Railways 2 for 1 Promotion - The railways 2 for 1 entrance promotion is sometimes valid at the London Eye, often being withdrawn at peak periods. However, the promotion is only for the walk-up tickets with the longest wait times.

The London Pass - The London Eye is not supported by London's most popular attraction pass.

The London Pass


The Londpon Pass

The more you visit, the more you save

• Access 80+ London attractions including the Tower of London, a hop-on, hop off bus tour, Thames river boat cruise, Tower Bridge, Wesminster Abbey, London Zoo, View from the Shard and many more...
• 1, 2, 3, 6 and 10 day passes available.


London Eye Amazing panoramic flight on the world's highest observation wheel. » Fast track tickets available.
The Shard Tallest building in Western Europe with viewing of London from the top.
St Paul's Cathedral Cathedral of the Diocese of London, venue for royal weddings. » Fast track tickets available.
Westminster Abbey Along with St Paul's, England's main religious building. » Fast track tickets available.
Tower of London Home of the Crown Jewels and a rich thousand year history. » Fast track tickets available.
Madame Tussauds See wax statues of the most famous people in the world. » Fast track tickets available.
London Dungeon The creepiest attraction in town, the London Dungeon. » Fast track tickets available.
Hampton Court Palace   Henry VIII Medieval Palace set in vast grounds.
The London Zoo World class zoo in the centre of London. » Fast track tickets available.
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