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The London Eye: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • London: The London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option

    1. London: The London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option

    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. 

    Excellent views of the city - think it would be good to have audio telling us what we're looking at.

  • London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    2. London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    Big Bus Route Highlights:

    Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard

    Houses of Parliament

    Big Ben

    Westminster Abbey

    10 Downing Street

    Whitehall

    Piccadilly Circus

    Oxford Street

    Regent Street

    London Eye

    London Dungeon

    Sea Life London Aquarium

    Madame Tussauds

    Covent Garden

    Bank of England

    Monument

    St Pauls Cathedral

    Tower of London

    Tower Bridge

    The Shard

    City Hall

    Lambeth Palace

    British Museum

    Marble Arch

    Mayfair

    Green Park

    Hyde Park Corner

    Harrods

    South Kensington Museums

    Kensington Palace

    Notting Hill

    This Big Bus Tour on open-top, double decker bus gives you unlimited hop-on, hop-off use on all routes for either 24-, 48- or 72- hours, taking you to London’s ...

    The actual route aside from not seeing the front of Buckingham Palace was good. What really let the whole experience down was the headphone commentary. Our group found this to be childish and informative in any tangible way. This tour would be greatly improved if there was a continual commentary talking about all of the sites and places of interest that we passed. Scrap the quiz and the mindless banter. No one is interested.

  • London: London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options

    3. London: London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options

    The London Eye River Cruise is a unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by expert guides. 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. Audio commentary is also available in French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin.

    Loved this experience. Boarding and disembarking, seamless. Very relaxing cruise down the river and very informative too. The lunatic guide was very entertaining. Recommended.

  • London: SEA LIFE & London Eye Combo Ticket

    4. London: SEA LIFE & London Eye Combo Ticket

    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 mesmerising 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 t...

    Every part of our day was out of this world, London Sea Life was an amazing experience, the London Eye was breathtaking, such amazing views. The staff at both venues were very friendly and helpful.

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

    5. 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 globa...

    Had a great time and a really good experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

  • London: London Dungeon and London Eye Combo Ticket

    6. London: London Dungeon and London Eye Combo Ticket

    Begin at the thrilling London Dungeon and immerse yourself in London’s perilous past. Meet the chillingly hilarious characters who will take you on a journey through the "bad old days" of the capital city. Descend into the dungeon and climb aboard Tyrant Boat Ride, where you will feel the full force of Henry VI’s wrath as you’ve never seen it before. Journey down the Thames and step inside Sweeney Todd's infamous barber shop on Fleet Street to meet your fate. Then, explore the foggy streets of Whitechapel but be careful, as Jack the Ripper might be right around the corner. After discovering the delights of the London Dungeons, climb aboard the iconic London Eye. Step into your capsule and rise up over the water of the Thames. Come face-to-face with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, soaring over 442 feet above the city. Enjoy the 360-degree view of London’s top sites, including Buck...

    Absolutely worth every Penny, had so much fun, kids loved it too. Would do it again!

  • London: Tootbus Kids Tour

    7. London: Tootbus Kids Tour

    Join the bus at the meeting point and be whisked around London. Head past some of the main sights of the British capital on a non-stop tour that is specially designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Learn about the history of the major landmarks from the live kid-friendly commentary. The onboard guide will provide stories and insights to captivate children’s imaginations.  Drive past the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Pall Mall, Piccadilly Circus, Downing Street, and many more and more on this 45-minute bus tour. Additionally, get free access to the Tootbus app allowing you to locate the main attractions, locate the point of departure, prepare your visit ahead, and enjoy self-guided walking tours.

    Great for adults and kids alike. Cliff was very entertaining and informative at the same time. Great way to see the sights and ideal for kids .

  • DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure and London Eye: Combo Ticket

    8. DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure and London Eye: Combo Ticket

    Enjoy the savings and flexibility of a combo admission ticket to DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure and London Eye- a perfect family adventure. Begin at DreamWorks Shrek’s Adventure and star in your own hilarious adventure in the Kingdom of Far Far Away. Board the magical 4D flying bus accompanied by mischievous Donkey. Visit Cinderella in Shrek’s swamp, bump into Puss in Boots, rescue Pinocchio from the wheel of torture, and cook up some magic with the Muffin Man. Explore 12 hilarious fairytales in one of a kind adventure-themed live shows with live actors, captivating storytelling, special effects, and extraordinary DreamWorks animations, allowing you to see, hear, touch, smell and feel the adventure, all accompanied by Donkey’s cheekiness along the way. Around the corner is the mesmerizing London Eye. Climb aboard the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, 135 meters above the c...

  • Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

    9. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

    Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivalled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the Lon...

    We had a really lovely day , we learnt lots , things we didn’t know , the staff were exceptional , really helpful , polite and knowledgeable .

  • London: Tootbus Must See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Cruise

    10. London: Tootbus Must See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Cruise

    Hop on board the Must See London tour, sit back, relax, and (re)discover the city from a whole new perspective. See the best bits of London on this tour designed to see the most famous sights and incredible views of the city. Enjoy a tour past London's top attractions and landmarks including; Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, and Downing Street. Start the tour at any of the bus stops. Be welcome on board whether you are a first-time visitor with just a few hours in town and want to get a taste of London or a Londoner who wants to experience the city differently. Download the Tootbus app to easily find your way around, follow the buses in real-time, and enjoy self-guided walking tours to help you explore more of London.

    Very welcoming and friendly staff. We particularly enjoyed the live commentary on both the boat cruise and bus tour.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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 should I visit?
    Open daily, 10:00 AM-8:30 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information

    • Day and Night packages are available to see the city twice!

    • Security searches are performed prior to entrance.

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What people are saying about The London Eye

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 11,365 reviews

It was a wet rainy afternoon and we were worried that we wouldn’t see very well inside but there were clean windows all round and the seating was spaced out enough that we saw everything apart from the top of some of the tall buildings.

Fantastic. Really good guide called Jack. Found out so many things I didn't know. As I am disabled I had a mobility scooter. They were wonderful. Helped me get on board with my scooter and there was a lift to the upper deck.

We were welcomed aboard and sat on the top deck. Leigh or Lion? Our guide was very funny and knowledgable. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise. We even liked the jokes! Well done !

It was highly informative and Rosy, the guide was exceptional. She was amazing and jovial.

Amazing views and friendly staff money well spent was an experience to remember