The London Eye

Fly high on Europe's tallest Ferris Wheel — be rewarded with panoramic views from 135 meters above the Thames.

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The London Eye: Our most recommended tours and activities

London: The London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option

1. London: The London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option

Step into your capsule and feel the exhilaration as you rise up over the water and come face to face with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Soar above them, up to 135 meters on the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel.  There are mesmerizing 360-degree views of the whole city laid out before you. See the most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London and up to 40km out of the city to Windsor Castle on a clear day. Enjoy the gradual rotation and just stand and stare at the hustle and bustle of London life unfolding beneath you, the beautiful sunset over the city, or the thousands of twinkling lights after dark. 

London: SEA LIFE & London Eye Combo Ticket

2. London: SEA LIFE & London Eye Combo Ticket

Begin at one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life, SEA LIFE London. Journey through 14 themed zones laid out over 3 floors, discovering thousands of underwater creatures, from green turtles to sharks.  Explore the UK’s largest coral reef in the new Coral Kingdom. Trek through the Rainforest Adventure and get to know the creepy crawlies of the Amazon Rainforest before getting up close with the mesmerising Jellyfish within Ocean Invaders. Learn also about SEA LIFE’s ‘Breed, Rescue and Protect’ conservation program. Around the corner is the iconic London Eye. Climb aboard one of the world’s largest observation wheels, 135 meters high. Step into your capsule and enjoy the gradual rotation as you look out over the London cityscape.  Get up close to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. Watch the hustle and bustle beneath you, and if you choose to go in the evening, see a beautiful sunset over the city, or thousands of lights after dark.

London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

3. London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

Experience London’s grand architecture and vibrant atmosphere which are impressive by day, and which truly come alive at night. Add a spark to your London trip and enjoy this city tour aboard an open-top bus. See the famous landmarks lit up against the night sky. Witness the Tower of London and Tower Bridge standing proud amongst the skyline and feel a thrill as you glide past the monumental Big Ben. Witnessthe fountains of Trafalgar Square dance with joy from the light that shines within them, and let the neon screens of Piccadilly Circus dazzle and thrill. As you pass Harrods, witness the exquisite lights which are evocative of Christmas, even in summer. Learn about the history of landmarks like St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey from your guide and hear fascinating stories about the city. Embark on a fun and informative tour suitable for families and groups of friends.

London: Children's Bus Tour with Commentary

4. London: Children's Bus Tour with Commentary

Join the bus at the meeting point and be whisked around London. Head past some of the main sights of the British capital on a non-stop tour that is specially designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Learn about the history of the major landmarks from the live kid-friendly commentary. The onboard guide will provide stories and insights to captivate children’s imaginations.  Drive past the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Pall Mall, Piccadilly Circus, Downing Street, and many more and more on this bus tour. Additionally, get free access to the open-top double-decker bus app allowing you to locate the main attractions, locate the point of departure, prepare your visit ahead, and enjoy self-guided walking tours.

London: London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options

5. London: London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options

Enjoy a cruise on the River Thames with live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by expert guides. Admire the views along the shorelines, passing some of London's most famous landmarks. The circular cruise offers both covered and sun deck seating and departs from the London Eye pier directly underneath the London Eye. It goes as far as Tower Bridge and returns 40 minutes later having cruised past the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe as well as Westminster, Millennium and Tower Bridges.

London: Madame Tussauds, London Eye & SEA LIFE Combo Ticket

6. London: Madame Tussauds, London Eye & SEA LIFE Combo Ticket

Begin at the iconic Madame Tussaud’s and make your way up the red carpet to see all your favorite stars. Get personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, as well as the Royal Family on the Royal Balcony. Join the ultimate party, mingling with the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hardy. Then, visit The London Eye and get up close to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace; you can even see as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day. Experience London from a different angle on the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, 135 meters above the city. Step into your capsule, enjoy the gradual rotation and just stand and stare at the hustle and bustle beneath you, the beautiful sunset over the city or the thousands of twinkling lights after dark. Finish at one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life, SEA LIFE London. Journey through 14 themed zones laid out over 3 floors, discovering thousands of underwater creatures, from green turtles to sharks. Meet the creatures of the rainforest and immerse yourself in the world of creepy crawlies, crocs, and critters.

Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

7. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivaled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square. With all ticket types you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier (in either direction). Departure times vary for the river cruise. You can board the river cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 16) or Westminster Pier (near stop 18). Big Bus route highlights include Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Covent Garden, Bank of England, Monument, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, City Hall, Lambeth Palace, British Museum, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace and Notting Hill.

London: River Thames Speedboat Ride

8. London: River Thames Speedboat Ride

Explore London from the Thames River on a thrilling speedboat cruise that combines sightseeing, speed, and fun. See iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, the Shard, and Tower Bridge from a unique perspective. On arrival, you will meet a member of the team in the waiting room, who will take you through your safety briefing and supply you with life jackets and waterproof clothing. When it's time to depart your crew will arrive and take you to the boarding platform to embark the boat. See various iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower that houses the world-famous Big Ben, the London Eye, Shard and HMS Belfast to name a few. Sit back and enjoy the view as you pass under some of the ccapital's great bridges including the most modern, Millennium Bridge, as well as the world-renowned majestic Tower Bridge on the way to the fast zone.   Once past Tower Bridge, it’s all about speed, experienced skippers will give you an aquatic ride of your life of twists and turns, wave jumps and speed on the way to Canary Wharf. After all the adrenaline-fuelled fun, it’s back to Westminster Pier with time to admire the view, catch a breath and take in the great experience of speeding along the Thames and maybe even get those sightseeing pictures or the must-have selfie. For safety reasons, the minimum height requirement to travel on Thamesjet is 1.35 metres (4 ft. 5in.).

DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure and London Eye: Combo Ticket

9. DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure and London Eye: Combo Ticket

Enjoy the savings and flexibility of a combo admission ticket to DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure and London Eye- a perfect family adventure. Begin at DreamWorks Shrek’s Adventure and star in your own hilarious adventure in the Kingdom of Far Far Away. Board the magical 4D flying bus accompanied by mischievous Donkey. Visit Cinderella in Shrek’s swamp, bump into Puss in Boots, rescue Pinocchio from the wheel of torture, and cook up some magic with the Muffin Man. Explore 12 hilarious fairytales in one of a kind adventure-themed live shows with live actors, captivating storytelling, special effects, and extraordinary DreamWorks animations, allowing you to see, hear, touch, smell and feel the adventure, all accompanied by Donkey’s cheekiness along the way. Around the corner is the mesmerizing London Eye. Climb aboard the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, 135 meters above the city. Step into your capsule and enjoy the gradual rotation as you look out over the London cityscape. Get up close to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace; you can even see as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day. Watch the hustle and bustle beneath you, the beautiful sunset over the city or thousands of twinkling lights after dark.

London: London Dungeon and London Eye Combo Ticket

10. London: London Dungeon and London Eye Combo Ticket

Begin at the thrilling London Dungeon and immerse yourself in London’s perilous past. Meet the chillingly hilarious characters who will take you on a journey through the "bad old days" of the capital city. Descend into the dungeon and climb aboard Tyrant Boat Ride, where you will feel the full force of Henry VI’s wrath as you’ve never seen it before. Journey down the Thames and step inside Sweeney Todd's infamous barber shop on Fleet Street to meet your fate. Then, explore the foggy streets of Whitechapel but be careful, as Jack the Ripper might be right around the corner. After discovering the delights of the London Dungeons, climb aboard the iconic London Eye. Step into your capsule and rise up over the water of the Thames. Come face-to-face with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, soaring over 442 feet above the city. Enjoy the 360-degree view of London’s top sites, including Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s and the Tower of London, and even Windsor Castle on a clear day.

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    "Check the weather forecast before booking your tickets as the best time of day to visit is when London is least foggy. If you're not too bothered about picking out individual sights, then nighttime offers a completely different spectacle!
    On most days of the year the ticket office opens at 9:30AM, with the first rotation beginning at 10:00AM. Closing times vary depending on the season, so be sure to check londoneye.com first!"

  • How long is it?

    One full rotation lasts half an hour.

  • How to get there?

    The London Eye is just a short walk from Embankment tube station, and Waterloo and Charing Cross tube and overground stations. It can also be accessed via the number 77, 211, and 381 bus routes.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily, 10:00 AM-8:30 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets start at £29.95, although discounts are available online.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A tour around London with a visit to the London Eye is great! Check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    The London Eye is a short walk from several tube stations and bus routes.
  • Additional information

    • Day and Night packages are available to see the city twice!

    • Security searches are performed prior to entrance.

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What people are saying about The London Eye

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 14,065 reviews

Be sure to book online beforehand, everything worked perfectly. An insider tip: Pay attention to high and low tide when booking, this is not mentioned anywhere, but can be very relevant, because at high tide you can see the sights better. Small drawback, we had booked German, but it was ultimately in English. Otherwise really great.

Great deal. The eye was shut down but they were able to give us tickets for the next day without any issues at all. So glad that I bought them together.

Perfect activity for children. We loved every second of it!

The meeting points are easy to find, everyone is helpful.

Friendly and helpful staff nothing too much trouble