London Eye Observation Wheel - London
Dubbed “Britain’s Eiffel Tower” and the “Millennium Wheel,” the giant London Eye observation wheel is the largest of its kind in Europe. It is one of the world’s largest, behind the 550-ft-tall High Roller in Las Vegas, the 541-ft-tall Singapore Flyer, and China’s 525-ft-high Star of Nanchang ferris wheel. Standing at 450 feet in London’s Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames, the London Eye is one of the city’s tallest structures. Since it was built, the London Eye has become one of London’s most popular tourist attractions, visited by millions of people a year. Consider booking in advance as it gets very crowded, especially during peak tourist season.
A breathtaking feat of design and engineering, passengers in the capsules can see up to 40 km in all directions. Located opposite the Houses of Parliament, the 32 glass capsules each carry up to 25 people, totaling 800 passengers daily, and offers a stunning 25-mile view of London’s famous landmarks. The ride takes a full 30 minutes to go around – 15 minutes to reach the top and 15 minutes to descend. It’s so slow that you hardly feel as if you’re moving. Be prepared to wait in line prior to boarding. The capsules are air-conditioned, but it can still get warm, especially on a sunny day, so dress in layers.
Day or night, you should get some great pictures as the ride carries you to the top of the wheel. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars – the views are magnificent! You can move about the capsule to see London from all angles, including the following landmarks and attractions:
- Buckingham Palace
- MI5 (U.K.’s Secret Service)
- River Thames
- Big Ben
- Houses of Parliament
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- … and even Windsor Castle on a clear day
Exclusive Private Capsule
Private pods must have a minimum of 2 people and up to a maximum of 6 people (aged 18 years or older). Get priority Fast Track boarding for you and your guests. What a great way to celebrate a special occasion!
Nearest Underground Station
Westminster, Waterloo or Embankment
The London Eye is located on the South Bank of the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The Ticket Office is located inside the County Hall building, next to the London Eye. Visit their website for more info on tickets, private capsules, Fast Track “skip-the-line tickets” and schedules.
Book London Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips and Fun Things To Do
Get London Eye Tickets in advance and avoid the hassle of standing in long lines, especially during peak tourist season. Book a fun Combo Tour that includes a Thames River Cruise, passing historic London sights including Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Tour includes a scenic ride on the London Eye where you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the city.