London Eye

Event location: Merlin - EDF London Eye. Ongoing event.

Experience spectacular views of London from the famous London Eye, the world-famous Ferris wheel, located in the centre of the city. During the half hour ride, you have a magnificent view of all of London's famous streets, palaces, churches and monuments. On a clear day you can even see Windsor Castle, which is forty kilometres away.

Price per person

Adults from 18.50

Duration: +/- 30 minutes

The wheel is 135 metres high and has 32 closed capsules. It was built by order of British Airways to celebrate the new millennium in 2000. A ride on the Ferris wheel takes thirty minutes. As the wheel turns slowly, it does not have to stop to let people in and out and it can keep on turning.

Before you ride the Ferris wheel, you can see the London Eye 4D Experience. This spectacular 3D film shows pictures and videos of London in a playful way using wind, bubbles and mist. You imagine yourself in a breathtaking fourth dimension. This 4D Experience is included in your ticket.


Ticket for London Eye

London Eye 4D Experience

The EDF Energy London Eye is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The ticket office is located inside County Hall, which is the building directly next to the London Eye.

By tube

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 to the London Eye. Waterloo is at about five minutes walking distance. Exit the station following signs for the South Bank.

Embankment and Charing Cross stations are close together on the north side of the River Thames. Both tube stations are a ten-fifteen minute walk away from the London Eye. From the station, cross Hungerford Bridge.

Westminster tube station is the closest station to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. From Westminster tube station, take exit one and follow signs for Westminster Pier.

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By rail

The closest rail stations to the London Eye are Waterloo and Charing Cross.

Waterloo is the closest rail station to the London Eye. Waterloo is at about five minutes walking distance; take exit six for the South Bank and follow the signs.

Charing Cross is about a fifteen minute walk away from the London Eye. Cross Hungerford Bridge.

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By bus

Buses to the London Eye include the 211, 77 and 381. The London Eye is on most London sightseeing bus tours and on the RV1 route that connects the London Eye to the Tate Modern and Covent Garden.

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By car

Driving to the London Eye may be challenging due to our central London location. Usually, it is quicker and easier to take public transport to reach the London Eye. If you do need to drive, there are three car parks within walking distance located around the South Bank area.

By boat

You can also navigate to the London Eye's Millennium Pier by river. There are a number of services which stop off at the Millennium Pier, meaning you can travel here from the O2 or the Millbank, Bankside, Embankment, Blackfriars, London Bridge, Tower, Canary Wharf, Hilton Docklands, Masthouse Terrace, Greenwich, Royal Arsenal Wollwich, St. Katherine's or Westminster Piers.

Opening hours

1st January - 28th March 10am - 8.30pm

29th March - 14th April10am - 9.30pm

15th April - 27th June10am - 9pm

28th June - 31st August10am - 9.30pm

1st September - 30th December 10am - 8.30pm

24th December 10 am - 5.30pm

31st December 10am - 3pm