London Eye Visitor Information

London Eye
••• © Richard Newstead / Getty Images

About The London Eye:

The London Eye is 135 meters high which made it the world's tallest observation wheel when it opened in 2000. It has 32 capsules and carries around 10,000 visitors every day. The London Eye has become the most popular paid for UK visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year. While traveling in complete safety you can see up to 40 kilometers away in all directions from each capsule.

In 2009, a 4D Film Experience was added as a free extra to enjoy before your ride on the Eye. The 4D effects are superb and this short film has the only 3D aerial footage of London.

Address:

London Eye
Riverside Building, County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7PB

Nearest Tube and Train Station: Waterloo

Buses: 211, 77, 381, and RV1.

Opening Times

The opening times can vary seasonally (extra evening times in December and August, for example) but these are the general times to be aware of:

Winter: October to May: Daily 10am to 8pm

Summer: June to September: Daily 10am to 9pm

Exceptions: The London Eye closes for annual maintenance for up to couple of weeks every January (check official website for exact dates) and is closed on Christmas Day (25 December).

Tickets:

You can buy Skip the Line London Eye tickets through Viator.
You can also book a Private Capsule on the London Eye through Viator.

Nearby Attractions:

The London Eye is on the South Bank - an area full of London attractions.

 Further attractions inside County Hall include The London Dungeon and Shrek's Adventure! London (both also run by Merlin Entertainments), and The London Aquarium.

On the other side of the River Thames is the Houses of Parliament, plus and The Supreme Court too.

Continue along the South Bank and you'll soon reach Tate Modern - the national contemporary art gallery that's free to visit, HMS Belfast - a  a unique reminder of Britain's naval heritage with nine decks for you to explore, Tower Bridge - which now has a glass floor section on the high walkway (and go across the bridge to The Tower of London).

 

Small Buggies Only:

Small fold-up buggies are generally allowed in the London Eye capsules. If you have a large buggy the Information Desk will be able to store it for you.

London Eye Quiz:

How much do you know about the London Eye? Try the London Eye Quiz.

Try The London Eye River Cruise Too

The London Eye River Cruise is a 40 minute circular sightseeing tour on the River Thames with a live commentary, taking in many of London's most famous sights including the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, HMS Belfast, and the Tower of London.