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5 attractions you can see from the London Eye

Originally built as a temporary structure to mark the millennium, London's magnificent ferris wheel remains one of the city's best-loved attractions to this day. Here are a few other top landmarks to try spotting from its 135-meter peak!

St. Paul's Cathedral

Look north to see Christopher Wren's crowning achievement. St. Paul's Cathedral was the city's tallest building from 1710 to as recently as 1962!

Buckingham Palace

Over the river to the west is another jewel of London's landmarks. Buckingham Palace is sandwiched between Big Ben and Hyde Park!

Tower of London & Tower Bridge

London's most famous bridge and castle can be seen downriver to the east. You'd be able to see Shakespeare's Globe, too, if the Tate Modern wasn't in the way!

Battersea Power Station

London's sights mostly lie north of the river, but some of its more humble are to the south, such as the iconic Battersea Power Station and the Oval Cricket Ground.

Windsor Castle

On a clear day you can see as far as Windsor Castle. It's the longest-occupied palace in Europe, and for good reason, too, if it's grand enough to be spotted from 40km away!

London Eye: Our Tips

When to visit?

"Check the weather forecast before booking your tickets as the best time of day to visit is when London is least foggy. If you're not too bothered about picking out individual sights, then nighttime offers a completely different spectacle! On most days of the year the ticket office opens at 9:30AM, with the first rotation beginning at 10:00AM. Closing times vary depending on the season, so be sure to check londoneye.com first!"

How long is it?

One full rotation lasts half an hour.

How to get there?

The London Eye is just a short walk from Embankment tube station, and Waterloo and Charing Cross tube and overground stations. It can also be accessed via the number 77, 211, and 381 bus routes.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    The ticket office usually opens at 9:30AM for a 10:00AM start. Closing times vary.
  • What is the price?
    Adult tickets start at £29.95, although discounts are available online.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A tour around London with a visit to the London Eye is great! Check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    The London Eye is a short walk from several tube stations and bus routes.
  • Additional tips
    • Day and Night packages are available to see the city twice!
    • Security searches are performed prior to entrance.

What People Are Saying About London Eye

Fantastic service! Very helpful and extremely disabled friendly!

The staff were so helpful and kind. They got a chair for my disabled mum and made sure she got on the boat first. Very friendly and extremely relaxing. Would definitely recommend

service excellent, boat comfortable, guide professional, weather fine

the instruction ran it was optional I may only add that we enjoyed all of our activities

River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise Reviewed by Olga, 11/15/2016

Lovely to meander down the river to take in the sights & avoid traffic

The only thing was that I purchased my tickets on line and down loaded the app only to have to queue at the book office. I would have though you would have a scanner to just be able to scan and avoid all of that to make purchasing the tickets on line a worthwhile option.

River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise Reviewed by Carmel, 11/02/2016

An interesting tour representing good value

I took my mum here as she loves horses and the royal family. It was great to get up close to the coaches and see the amazing craftsmanship that has gone into them. We also got to see two beautiful grey's and two bays in the stables which made my mum very happy

Get rid of the silver tins lads, its expensive enough

Great Thames trips love it, the narration from the crew was funny, though obviously very well rehearsed, only real gripe is the silver buckets being pushed forward on exiting the boats, the trips are priced high enough, if you use the boat all day, its really good exiting value, but the silver bucket could add £10 to £20 to your day, as a Cornish pensioner I can tell you that this a lot to give away.

River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise Reviewed by Alan, 10/02/2016

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