The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is the big one London ferris wheel. Located on the south bank of the Thames, opposite the Parliament, it is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. AND the most popular tourist attraction in the UK, with over 4 million visitors a year.
The structure is high 135 meters and the wheel has a diameter of 120 meters. When it opened to the public in 2000, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. Along the 324 meters in circumference are arranged 32 capsule-shaped cabins, each of which can comfortably accommodate 25 visitors.
It was also the highest observation point in the city until 2013, when it was surpassed by the observation deck located 245 meters high on the seventy-second floor of The Shard. Anyway, it definitely stays a great choice to see London from above.
The London Ferris Wheel Experience
During the sightseeing tour aboard the London Eye capsules many London attractions can be seen from above such as: Tower Bridge, the Palace of Westminster with the iconic Big Ben and the Tower of London. On clear and serene days the view can sweep up to 40 km away, allowing a glimpse of Windsor Castle as well.
All the capsules they offer air conditioning and a tablet where all information is provided, including everything that can be seen at that moment from the panoramic windows of the cabin. One full revolution of the wheel lasts around 30 minutes.
Where is the London Ferris wheel
The London Eye is located on the western side of Jubilee Gardens, on the south bank of the Thames, in the Lambeth area of London. Precisely the wheel is located between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.
The opening hours of the London Eye vary according to the time of year. Generally the attraction opens at 10:00, while the closing time varies from 18:00 to 20:30.
For those who also want to experience the attraction London Eye 4D Experience (included in online bookings), remember that it closes 15 minutes before the closing times of the London Eye.
London Eye ticket prices
London Eye Standard Tickets £30 (biglietto standard)
Fast Track Tickes £ 40 (Fast Track Ticket)
London Eye + 1 attraction £ 65
London Eye + 2 attractions £ 95
Children under 3 years of age enter for free
The ticket office is located inside the County Hall, the building located next to the London Eye.
The London Eye is one of the most popular attractions in London.
In order not to have to wait long, it is highly recommended to book and purchase online. Also to avoid the disappointment of not finding available places.
How to get to the London Ferris wheel
Reach the London Eye it's very simple, as it is visible from many areas of London, especially those near the Thames. In addition to walking, if you are close, you can get there by metro, bus, train and car.
The London Eye is within walking distance of several London Underground stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster. Waterloo Metro Station, located about a five-minute walk away, is the closest.
The closest train stations to the London Eye are Waterloo and Charing Cross. Waterloo train station, located about a five-minute walk away, is the closest.
The bus lines that pass near the London Eye are: 211, 77 and 381. Most of the tourist buses that make London tours pass by the Ferris wheel.
If you arrive by car you can park at Q-Park Westminster. For all those who have a reservation 15% discount. There are other car parks within walking distance of the London Eye. Remember that the London Eye is located within the Congestion Charge Zone.
Address & Contacts
Westminster Bridge Road
Official website: www.londoneye.com