The London Eye

Fly high on Europe's tallest Ferris Wheel — be rewarded with panoramic views from 135 meters above the Thames.

The London Eye: Our most recommended tours and activities

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

1. Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with weird and wonderful trivia all along the way.  Meet your guide and start your adventure by finding out which Hogwarts House you belong in. Compete against other Houses in an interactive quiz as you see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling, from Shakespeare's Globe to the London alleys that inspired Knockturn Alley. Highlights include passing The Leaky Cauldron, the secret wizarding inn. Explore the real Diagon Alley, where Harry buys his first wand. Even see the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".  For part of your guided tour, choose to either take the London Underground or a short boat trip down the Thames. Both options follow this itinerary:  1. Southwark Cathedral 2. Borough Market 3. The Golden Hinde 4. Winchester Palace 5. The Clink Prison Museum 6. Shakespeare's Globe 7. Millennium Bridge 8. Daniel Radcliffe's School 9. The London Eye 10. River Thames 11. Sherlock Holmes' Pub 12. Great Scotland Yard 13. Gringotts Wizarding Bank 14. The world's smallest police station 15. Trafalgar Square 16. Knockturn Alley 17. Diagon Alley 18. Palace Theatre

The London Eye: Standard or Fast-Track Entry Ticket

2. The London Eye: Standard or Fast-Track Entry Ticket

Step into your capsule and feel the exhilaration as you rise up over the water and come face to face with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Soar above them, up to 135 meters on the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel.  There are mesmerizing 360-degree views of the whole city laid out before you. See the most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London and up to 40km out of the city to Windsor Castle on a clear day. Enjoy the gradual rotation and just stand and stare at the hustle and bustle of London life unfolding beneath you, the beautiful sunset over the city, or the thousands of twinkling lights after dark. 

London: London Eye and Madame Tussauds Combo Ticket

3. London: London Eye and Madame Tussauds Combo Ticket

This combo ticket will give you access to two of London’s most iconic attractions. See the city like never before from The London Eye, before mingling with your favorite stars at Madame Tussauds.  Begin at The London Eye, where you’ll get the city’s best views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace. Experience London from a different angle on the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, 135 meters above the city. Then, head to the iconic Madame Tussaud’s and make your way up the red carpet to see all your favorite stars. Get up close to A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights, and historical icons, as well as the Royal Family on the Royal Balcony. 

London: London Dungeon, London Eye, & Madame Tussauds Combo

4. London: London Dungeon, London Eye, & Madame Tussauds Combo

Save money on individual entry tickets to the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, and the London Dungeon with this combination ticket. Enjoy the flexibility of up to 90 days to visit the attractions after the first activation of your voucher. At the thrilling London Dungeon, get whisked back to the city's most perilous past. See, hear, and feel the chillingly amusing characters of the "bad old days" as they come to life before you. Next door, hop on the London Eye and experience London from a different angle on this famous observation wheel, 135 meters above the city. Marvel at the panoramic views of iconic landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and even Windsor Castle on a clear day. Enjoy the gradual rotation in your capsule, and stand and stare at the hustle and bustle beneath you, the beautiful sunset over the city, or the thousands of twinkling lights after dark, depending on what time you board the wheel. At Madame Tussauds London, make your way up the red carpet to see all your favorite stars. Get personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights, historical icons, and the Royal Family. Admire the waxworks of Beyonce, Stormzy, David Bowie, and many more besides.

London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

5. London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

Make it a memorable Christmas with a festive tour of London’s top attractions. Atop an open double-decker bus, you’ll have the best seats in the house for savoring panoramic views of the glowing streets. Watch the city light up when the sun goes down, and see how London does Christmas. Set off from the illuminated London Eye, and onto the iconic Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Marvel at the exquisite displays in Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. See one of the tallest Christmas trees in the city at Trafalgar Square. Hear about the fascinating history of the Tower of London as you cross the magical Tower Bridge. Cruise through the winding streets of London and feel dazzled by the merry décor. Take your pick between a live or audio guide to learn some jolly facts about each location.

London: Madame Tussauds, London Eye & SEA LIFE Combo Ticket

6. London: Madame Tussauds, London Eye & SEA LIFE Combo Ticket

Begin at the iconic Madame Tussaud’s and make your way up the red carpet to see all your favorite stars. Get personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, as well as the Royal Family on the Royal Balcony. Join the ultimate party, mingling with the likes of Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hardy. Then, visit The London Eye and get up close to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace; you can even see as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day. Experience London from a different angle on the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, 135 meters above the city. Step into your capsule, enjoy the gradual rotation and just stand and stare at the hustle and bustle beneath you, the beautiful sunset over the city or the thousands of twinkling lights after dark. Finish at one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life, SEA LIFE London. Journey through 14 themed zones laid out over 3 floors, discovering thousands of underwater creatures, from green turtles to sharks. Meet the creatures of the rainforest and immerse yourself in the world of creepy crawlies, crocs, and critters.

London: Thames River Cruise and London Eye Ticket

7. London: Thames River Cruise and London Eye Ticket

Enjoy a cruise on the River Thames with live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by expert guides. Admire the views along the shorelines, passing some of London's most famous landmarks. The circular cruise offers both covered and sun deck seating and departs from the London Eye pier directly underneath the London Eye. It goes as far as Tower Bridge and returns 40 minutes later having cruised past the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe as well as Westminster, Millennium and Tower Bridges.

London: Afternoon Tea Bus with a Glass of Prosecco

8. London: Afternoon Tea Bus with a Glass of Prosecco

Have afternoon tea with a twist on the delightful English Tea Bus. Ride aboard a traditional double-decker offering beautiful views of London, including the Coca-Cola London Eye, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, all while indulging in a delicious mix of sweet and savory treats. Start your afternoon tea experience with a selection of homemade finger sandwiches and an assortment of mini pastries and desserts. Get ready to have your taste buds tingling with joy. Prepare to spoil yourself with scrumptious scones and a delicious choice of cakes. Together with your tea and alcoholic beverage of choice, these bites are guaranteed to be the perfect complement to your relaxing 90-minute journey through the heart of London.

London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

9. London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

Experience London’s grand architecture and vibrant atmosphere which are impressive by day, and which truly come alive at night. Add a spark to your London trip and enjoy this city tour aboard an open-top bus. See the famous landmarks lit up against the night sky. Witness the Tower of London and Tower Bridge standing proud amongst the skyline and feel a thrill as you glide past the monumental Big Ben. Witnessthe fountains of Trafalgar Square dance with joy from the light that shines within them, and let the neon screens of Piccadilly Circus dazzle and thrill. As you pass Harrods, witness the exquisite lights which are evocative of Christmas, even in summer. Learn about the history of landmarks like St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey from your guide and hear fascinating stories about the city. Embark on a fun and informative tour suitable for families and groups of friends.

London: SEA LIFE & London Eye Combo Ticket

10. London: SEA LIFE & London Eye Combo Ticket

Join a tour of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and the London Eye with a combo entrance ticket. See underwater creatures like turtles, jellyfish, and more before witnessing the magical sunset from the London Eye. Begin at one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life, SEA LIFE London. Journey through 14 themed zones laid out over 3 floors, discovering thousands of underwater creatures, from green turtles to sharks. Explore the UK’s largest coral reef in the new Coral Kingdom. Trek through the Rainforest Adventure and get to know the creepy crawlies of the Amazon Rainforest before getting up close with the mesmerizing Jellyfish within Ocean Invaders. Learn also about SEA LIFE’s ‘Breed, Rescue and Protect’ conservation program. Around the corner is the iconic London Eye. Climb aboard one of the world’s largest observation wheels, 135 meters high. Step into your capsule and enjoy the gradual rotation as you look out over the London cityscape. Get up close to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace. Watch the hustle and bustle beneath you, and if you choose to go in the evening, see a beautiful sunset over the city, or thousands of lights after dark.

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What people are saying about The London Eye

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based on 33,461 reviews

Visite avec un guide très sympa drôle qui nous a raconté plein d’anecdotes même en dehors de HP. On a fait la visite en bateau c’était vraiment très agréable de découvrir Londres depuis la Tamise. Activité à faire absolument et même si on n’est pas incollable sur HP ! Un grand merci à Duarte notre guide que je recommande à 1000%

It was amazing. Our guide Luis, was so polite and nice and he knows a lot about Harry Potter. I would definitely recommended the trip to every one who goes to London and is in love in the movie Harry Potter like me.

It was very interesting, the guide Louie was funny and patient . We learned a lot and we recommend that to everyone who loves harry potter.

Great tour guide called Stephanie on the boat who was fun and entertaining.

Fun and full of information. Great to see london at night.