Step into your capsule and feel the rush as you rise above the sea and see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben for the first time. Fly up to 135 meters above them on the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. There are breathtaking 360-degree vistas of the entire city spread out in front of you. On a clear day, you can see Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London, as well as go up to 40 kilometers out of the city to Windsor Castle. Enjoy the steady rotation while standing and staring at the hustle and bustle of London life, the stunning sunset over the city, or the hundreds of glittering lights after dark.
The London Eye is one of those sights that everyone should experience at least once in their lives. This observation wheel provides an unrivaled view! On this page, you’ll find all of our London Eye ticket options; there’s bound to be something that fits your schedule and budget. Our Fast Track Ticket is very useful for those who have limited time and want to get to the London Eye as quickly as possible. You can quickly get to the peak of the city and take in the spectacular views with this!
Background Information London Eye
The London Eye began as an entry by David Marks and Julia Barfield of Marks Barfield Architects in a competition sponsored by The Sunday Times and the Great Britain Architecture Foundation for a new landmark to commemorate the millennium in London in 1993. Despite the lack of a winner, Marks and Barfield took on the project themselves and discovered the location where the wheel now stands. British Airways donated a large portion of the cash. Construction began in 1998, and the wheel was assembled in a horizontal position above the river before being dragged upright. On December 31, 1999, Prime Minister Tony Blair ceremonially “opened” the London Eye, as it was known at the time. It wasn’t until March 9, 2000 that the first paying passenger was admitted. It was supposed to be demolished after five years, but it was kept due of its popularity. To make the wheel more visible after dark, a beautiful LED lighting system was installed in 2006.
Highlights London Eye
- Ride on one of the world’s tallest observation wheels. Each capsule can hold up to 25 people, however capsules can also be hired for special events.
- The London Eye takes about 30 minutes to complete a full circle, but once your capsule reaches its maximum height of 443 feet, you’ll get the best bird’s-eye views of the city for about 10 minutes.
- Enjoy breathtaking views of London.
- Did you know wine and champagne tasting, personal hostesses, and chocolate and truffle tasting are all included in some ticket packages?
- Enjoy fast-track admission which includes the London Eye Guide (Free download) and avoid waiting in line.
Skip The Line Ticket Prices London Eye
Skip The Line Tickets: €44
Fast Track Tickets: €32
London Eye Tickets €29
Fast Track Access: €34
Please note that for children up to 2 years the entrance is free.
Opening Hours London Eye
Daily 11 am – 6 pm. The slow rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes about 30 minutes and provides a constantly changing view of London. Do not forget to book a fast-track entry ticket, so you can skip the majority of the lines.
How To Get To London Eye?
The London Eye is located within easy walking distance from several London Underground Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster. Waterloo is the closest tube station though. It will take 5 minutes from here, exit the station following signs for the South Bank.