The London Eye is pinker than ever!  

Discover the city from a new angle

Sitting on the banks of the Thames in the heart of England's capital, the London Eye offers a truly unique experience.

With 360-degree views stretching out almost 40km from the top of the 135m tall wheel, the London Eye is the perfect way to take in the city.

Opening hours: Generally 11am-6pm weekdays, 10am-8.30pm weekends (but varies by season). 
30mins (approx)
Timeslots available every 15mins during opening hours.

Want to know more about the London Eye? Check out our FAQs.

Where is the London Eye?

The London Eye is found on the Southbank, right by the River Thames and beside the historic former County Hall building, which is now home to some of the city’s other most popular attractions, including the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and the London Dungeon.

The London Eye’s address is Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB.

How do I get to the London Eye? 

There are plenty of public transport options for getting to the London Eye. The nearest mainline railway stations are Waterloo and Waterloo East. 

Westminster, Lambeth North and Embankment tube stations are all also within a reasonable walking distance. The nearest bus stops to the London Eye are County Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital and Waterloo. Additionally, the London Eye pier is a stopping point for numerous river boat and ferry services, including the London Eye’s own river cruise (tickets available separately).

When is the London Eye open?

The London Eye is open throughout the year, except Christmas Day, and during its annual maintenance period, which generally takes place over a couple of weeks in January. Opening times vary according to the season. In winter, weekday opening times are generally 11am-6pm and 10am-8.30pm for weekends. During the summer the London Eye operates an extended schedule (generally 10am-8.30pm weekdays and 10am-9pm weekends). However, you’ll be able to find more accurate details about opening times on the day you plan to visit when you book your tickets.

Do children need their own tickets for the London Eye?   

Children aged 0-3 years old can ride the London Eye for free. However, you will still need to reserve a free timeslot ticket for them when booking your own tickets. A reduced ticket is available for those up to the age of 15.

How long does a ride on the London Eye last?

A full rotation on the London Eye will take 30 minutes. However, we recommend arriving early, so you can enjoy the 4D cinema experience which is included with your ticket. When you have a reserved timeslot, it’s recommended that you join your designated line 30 minutes before your ride is due to start.

What can I see from the London Eye?  

On a clear day, you can see for almost 40 km from the top of the London Eye, providing sensational and inspirational views all across London and as far as Windsor. Among the sites you’ll be able to spot are Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and much much more. It’s a whole London sightseeing trip in just one ride. No wonder it’s Britain’s most popular paid attraction.

What do I do if I have access requirements? 

The London Eye is accessible to all. However, if you’re travelling with a wheelchair, a ticket will have to be obtained from the London Eye’s ticket office. These tickets should be booked in advance, as capacity is limited. Disabled tickets also include free access for a carer, if required. Please see the London Eye’s own official site for more information. 

What facilities can be found at the London Eye?

The London Eye is home to the 135m high cantilevered observation wheel and a 4D immersive cinema experience. Toilet and baby changing facilities can be found in the Ticket Hall, and wi-fi is available both in the Ticket Hall and in the wheel’s 32 observation capsules. Food and drink is available to purchase at the gift shop. 

Are there any safety measures in place?

To ensure your safety, as well as that of staff, the London Eye continues to have hygiene and safety measures in place, including increased cleaning and ventilation and provision of hand sanitiser. The use of a face mask is recommended in indoor areas. In case of a positive test result or symptoms of Covid-19, just contact the London Eye to move the date of your visit.

Any more questions? 

If the answer you’re looking for isn’t here, take a look at London Eye’s official website