London Eye Tickets
A visit to England’s capital would not be complete without a ride on the world-famous lastminute.com London Eye. Enjoy unforgettable 360-degree views of London’s iconic skyline and see top attractions like Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham palace and much more!
Our guide to The lastminute.com London Eye
Standing tall on the south bank of the River Thames, nothing says iconic like the lastminute.com London Eye.
The lastminute.com London Eye is the most popular paid attraction in the whole of the UK. And no wonder – it’s the only view of the city that moves. Set in the heart of the London you can get up close to Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace and see as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day.
Since 2000, the lastminute.com London Eye has taken over 70 million people on a journey into London’s Skyline. From first dates to couples saying, “Eye do”. School trips to DJ sets. Visits from Hollywood royalty, sports royalty and actual royalty. The 32 capsules – one for every London borough – have seen it all over the years.
Choose between a standard entry ticket or take the chance to save time and skip-the-line with a Fast Track ticket! Or perhaps combine your experience with an array of other top London attractions such as Madame Tussaud London, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium or a relaxing cruise along the Thames for a different view of London's top sights. Ditch dry land and hop aboard The lastminute.com London Eye River Cruise, which takes you on a tour of the city’s most popular riverside landmarks from the perspective of our famous river. The expert guides on board know exactly how to keep visitors entertained whilst bringing the city to life. From fun facts about the Millennium bridge and Harry Potter to the history of the Houses of Parliament and many more landmarks. The commentary gives guests facts and laughs to create a unique experience.
Frequently Asked Questions for The lastminute.com London Eye
When was the London Eye built?
The London Eye was built in 1998 by the Architecture Foundation with the Sunday Times. The observation wheel was built as a new London attraction to celebrate the Millennium (originally called the Millennium Wheel).
How long does the London Eye take?
A full circuit of the London Eye takes around 30 minutes allowing you to take in the 360 degree views
How many pods are there on the London Eye?
The London Eye has 32 pods, one for each of the city's boroughs and stands at a height of 135m.
What are the opening times of the London Eye?
The London Eye is open througout the year although times are subject to change so it is best to check before you travel.
How do you get to the London Eye?
The London Eye is located on the South Bank overlooking the River Thames (SE1 7PB ). The closest train station is Waterloo and then just a short walk following the signs to the London Eye. You can also take the 77, 211 or 381 buses.
What can you see from the London Eye?
It depends on the visibility on the day. On a clear day, you can see most of London landmarks including the River Thames, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Shard.
How do you get from Madame Tussauds from London Eye?
Madame Tussauds is by Baker Street and so you can take the Jubilee to Westminster or you can take the Bakerloo line to Embankment with a short walk to the London Eye.
Does the London Eye have seats?
In the pods, there is a bench for people to sit if needed.
Does the London Eye light up at night?
Yes, the capsules stay lit at night. They have also done light shows to mark certain occasions such as Prince William & Kate Middleton's wedding.
Is the London Eye a popular attraction?
Absolutely! With over 3.5 million customers each year, the London Eye is a must see attraction in London.
When is a good time to visit?
London Eye is quite busy throughout the year. School holidays and weekends do tend to be busier so it is good to plan your day and try to go earlier. Sunset also is a popular time of day.
How many people are allowed in each London Eye capsule?
Each London Eye pod can fit up to 25 people.
Do I need to book London Eye tickets in advance?
It is best to book your London Eye tickets in advance to avoid longer queuing times.
Does the London Eye stop?
The London Eye is always slowly moving, however they do pause for people with mobility issues or the elderly if needed.
Does the London pass cover the London Eye?
The London Eye is not included on the London Pass.
What is the London Eye river cruise?
On our 6 attraction pass, you can also get a London Eye river cruise which is a 45 minute cruise along the Thames taking in some highlights of London. This starts right next to the London Eye.
Is there parking at the London Eye?
There are car parks near the London Eye, the closest being the Q-Park Westminster car park. There are others within walking distance also. Please note the London Eye is within the congestion charge zone.
Does London Eye close?
There are times when due to health and safety or renovation reasons the London Eye has to close. It is always best to check before you travel to avoid any disappointment.
How long is the London Eye ticket valid for?
Once activated, your London Eye ticket must be used in full within a 90 day period.
Is there heating/air-con in the London Eye pods?
The London Eye capsules are enclosed and climate controlled so suitable for all weathers.
What attractions are close to the London Eye?
In the same area as the London Eye, you can also experience the London Dungeons, Shreks Adventure and SeaLife Aquarium. South Bank itself also has lots of places to eat in the area.
Are there toilets at the London Eye?
There are toilets available located in the ticket hall.
Can I still visit the London Eye on New Years Eve?
The London Eye does still run on New Years Eve although it closes earlier due to the fireworks display. You cannot book a pod to watch the display.
Can you go on the London Eye if pregnant?
As the London Eye is a slow moving attraction of 0.6mph, it is suitable for everyone included anyone who is pregnant.
Does the London Eye have a glass floor?
The floor of the capsules are not made of glass but the rest is so you can still get a great view.
What is the London Eye 4D experience?
This is included in your ticket and is the first live action, 4D attraction film ever produced in the UK and contains the first ever 3D aerial photography over London. It is approximately 4 minutes long and available to view in the Ticket Hall opposite the Eye.
Is the London Eye Wheelchair accessible?
Yes the pods are easy to access for wheelchairs or mobility scooters.