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The London Eye

Monument / Landmark
Waterloo, London
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  • The Taster
    "Great view of London, it is a must if it's your first time in london"(49 Tips)
    Paul
    "Great visitor attraction and really good views over the thames"(17 Tips)
    Richard B.
    "Buy your fast track ticket online and jump some of the queue!"(10 Tips)
    Nana A.
    "Night view!!!!!❤️💙⭐️"(4 Tips)
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  • May ♍.
    May ♍January 19
    Delightful views of the Thames, Elizabeth Tower, The Shard, The Gherkin, etc.. you're able to see London's past & present. Book your tickets in advance, take the champagne tour and soak up the sights 
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 13, 2014
    Definitely worth its price! Picturesque view,long enough circle. Highly recommend this sight. You can ask for some specials in the ticket office. For students it's 18 pounds,when original price is 21.
  • May ♍.
    May ♍January 19
    A half hour slow turning ride that gives you amazing panoramic view of the London cityscape. Each pod holds up to 25person with ipads installed in each pod for further info on what you're seeing
  • Janet C.
    Janet CheungSeptember 1, 2014
    It's a long line to get on and essentially a Ferris wheel. Sit at the park where u go in and people watch instead and take pics of it. Very few super clear days of London to see skyline anyways
  • Bee W.
    Bee WilliamsMarch 21
    Great views of London! If there's a long line you can pay extra for a fast ticket! Also when you're getting on it doesn't stop moving so be prepared to board while it moves slowly
    Upvoted May 22
  • Olivia F.
    Olivia FabbroJune 29, 2015
    Probably would be better on a clearer day... It was kind of annoying how the eye has coca cola advertisement on it. Also it goes very slow, I would skip it and go to a tower with a nice view like oxo
  • Augustus Collection
    Augustus CollectionFebruary 23, 2014
    See everything London has to offer in one fell swoop, with a beautiful view from which to enjoy it. The London Eye defines good London attractions and is a must for all tourists. Read more
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfApril 25
    Take a 30-40 min travel to get good views of the city. It is not the highest point (that is the observatory in the shard) but views towards parliament give it the upperhand.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BlixellNovember 16, 2014
    Have a combo ticket to ride up and down the Thames first. It gives a lot of useful info about London so by the time you ride the eye, you got a better idea of what you're seeing. Great view up there
  • May ♍.
    May ♍January 19
    Make sure to go for the 4D experience before/after and get your pic taken. Marked footsteps on the floor are where a picture will be snapped at the end. Not everyone notices it. Smile for the camera😉
  • Vladimir P.
    Vladimir PavlichenkoJanuary 25, 2014
    Very big line in the weekends. For the best photos and view better go in the morning or in the evening on sunset. Afternoon no reason to visit course the sun under Big Ben and it's impossible to catch
  • Will B.
    Will BelfordSeptember 18, 2013
    The best view of my life! Loved it! Truly amazing! That's something you won't find in any other city! Visit i around midday. Also, go for the 4D experience, provided free with your ticket. Magical!
  • London C.
    London ChecklistAugust 18, 2015
    The Coca-Cola London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
  • Gareth
    GarethJanuary 26
    Fast Track line looks a lot slower than it actually is. Worth the extra money. Note: Fast Track/Flexi tickets can't be collected using the self-service kiosks if you purchased with American Express.
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comOctober 26, 2011
    If you want to ride the largest observation wheel in the world with a bit of bubbly, "Champagne Flights” are available daily every hour on the hour 12:00pm-8:00pm and include Fast Track status. Read more
  • Oisín L.
    Oisín LeongAugust 1, 2010
    Book a flight for just before twilight, then you can see the city in daylight going up and lighting up for the night as you come back down. Not a fan of tourists? Book in advance a slightly more expen
  • Sam
    SamNovember 30, 2014
    Best to go here at night as the view is incredibly delightful. Quite romantic, too. Don't forget to maximize the tablet on the sides of the capsule. It'll show you where the different landmarks are.
  • Izzatul S.
    Izzatul SyazanaDecember 14, 2014
    It's cheaper to buy your ticket online. To collect your ticket (assuming you arrived @ waterloo station), the ticket office is on the left hand side of the ferris wheel.
  • Weiwei S.
    Weiwei SiJune 6, 2011
    After the London Eye, there's a best Chinese Beijing cuisine - Zen China Restaurant, right next to it inside the County Hall building on the terrace. The best Beijing Duck I've ever had and beautiful
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    Check out the Oxo Tower, former meat products factory. To avoid a prohibition on Thames-​​side advertising, owners had the tower's windows framed in a way that spelt out the name of its leading brand.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesSeptember 28, 2015
    An awesome experience if you get to go on it. One of the highlight attractions in London. The view of the city and Westminster from here are breathtaking.
  • Natasha 'Tashster' B.
    A great sense of eagle vision as you slowly and casually watch the whole of London from a distance. A bit like you're the overlord of London but one based in a capsule. Time-space Eyetinum anyone?
  • The Amazing Race
    The Amazing RaceSeptember 15, 2011
    "The Amazing Race" Trivia: In season 7 teams rode the London Eye to search the skyline for a hint to where their next clue was located. On a clear day you can see about 25 miles from the top!
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    Located at the South Bank of the Thames, this observation wheel (also known as the Millennium Wheel) is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. The nearest underground station here is the Waterloo.
  • Jordan
    JordanMarch 3, 2012
    If you plan to go to the aquarium (right next to the eye), buy both tickets there. You will save a ton of time, a few quid for the combo ticket, and it's useful if you're short on time
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 14, 2014
    London Eye nighttime views are quite stunning as well. Don't get deterred from going if you can't make it during daylight hours. Fog and heavy rain are your only foe when it comes to views.
  • Keith P.
    Keith ProzeJune 25, 2014
    Lovely time, do not book on the phone though , only experience with the eye booked on the phone and our tickets went confirmed spite being charged for it but they did come through in the end
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 14, 2011
    Currently the third tallest Ferris wheel in the world (the tallest when built in 1999, but now behind Singapore and Nanchang), it moves at 0.6mph, and you can see 25 miles from the top.
  • MEININGER Hotels
    MEININGER HotelsApril 7, 2014
    Since its opening in 2000, the Ferris wheel “London Eye” has become a main attraction of the city. From the highest point (135 m), you can nearly get a 40 km view – stunning!
  • Marlyn Guzman
    Marlyn GuzmanOctober 21, 2010
    In 30 minutes, the eye makes a complete circle. We had no wait and the view was wonderful. I would recommend going during twilight, when the lights of the city are lit. I will do this again.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CollyerApril 17, 2011
    Make sure you bring quite a bit of money as this ride is very expensive as you are only on there for about half an hour. Also you will have to queue for some time. Brilliant views of London!
  • Xxl
    XxlSeptember 25, 2013
    Great place to take ur family, and ur friends show them the amazing views from great heights straight across the River Thames and above the Houses of Parliament 😃👍had an amazing time 😃 thanks
  • Orchid M.
    Orchid MazeNovember 12, 2010
    During daytime, the London Eye exposes a panorama of lovely architecture but at night its even better with a variety of coloured lights and beams showing the contours of these awesome landmarks.
  • Chris 
    Chris January 26, 2015
    Book your ticket online, pick a clear-sky day and visit early in the afternoon to avoid the long queue. You'll love the view as the sun sets behind the Houses of Parliament!
  • Udderbelly F.
    Udderbelly FestivalApril 4, 2012
    Don't miss the Purple Cow when your this close! Comedy, cabaret, family shows and dance as well as The Magners Pasture - the Southbanks largest beer garden!6 April - 8 July 2012www.underbelly.co.uk
  • Derek B.
    Derek BaldwinNovember 26, 2012
    Take a picnic for the queue because you might as well spend the 30 minutes plus doing something constructive. To be fair, it is definitely worth the wait
  • Julia K.
    Julia KateJanuary 4
    Lovely view, ability to take your own pics of London. Downside- if you're a couple with a big crew by chance you'll skip a nice London eye pic by the ride itself.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 27, 2011
    Wine-tasting experience where boozehounds are sampling no less than 8 glasses of delectably delicious wine. There’s even an on-site host to explain each & every tipple. Read more
  • Paul Christian S.
    Paul Christian SalgadoFebruary 19, 2011
    I recommend going there on sunset or in the evening to really have a breath taking view of London as well as see the magnificent display of lights. A must for tourists.
  • Nick
    NickSeptember 13, 2014
    The view is breathtaking! Tickets are a bit expensive though. If you are scared of heights, trust me it is so slow and smooth you won't even feel the movement. It's a must!
  • stacey j.
    stacey jamiesonOctober 12, 2015
    A total rip off... Sorry. We paid for fast track. The normal line was faster then you are treated to 30 minutes of a view you could see from any high building. No music. No commentary. Just dull.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SandersAugust 27, 2014
    This is when your merlin premium pass really pays for itself. Go straight to the fast track queue and just show it to be on rapidly. Not for people suffering from vertigo
  • Matt W.
    Matt WacAugust 15, 2013
    Very much hidden in the ticket office (by the sea side entry) are two automated printing stations where you can pick up your online booked ticket if you want to avoid the lines.
  • Patrick Bay D.
    Really poor website. Endless queing. Pick up machines not working. Queing for toilets. Queing for entry. Nice view. And thats it. An experience way below the service level expected from Coca Cola.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 25, 2010
    There’s no more iconic landmark in the capital than the London Eye, which is why the Big Boy is going all-out this year to celebrate its 10th b-day. A number of events are lined up for it. Read more
  • Sylvia G.
    Sylvia G.R.October 20, 2014
    Buy the fast track flexible ticket! Great if u r not sure of the hour or date of your visit - good for 1 day or week
  • Viator.com
    Viator.comJanuary 27, 2012
    The London Eye is the fourth-tallest structure in London, so the far-reaching views over London are spectacular. On a clear day you can see as far as Windsor Castle. Read more
  • Mario B.
    Really awesome to say the least. I left New York yesterday morning and now up here. This country show so much love you can feel it. I'm very grateful to be able to see this moment.
  • Izzatul S.
    Izzatul SyazanaDecember 14, 2014
    Collect your ticket at the ticket office on the left hand side of the ferris wheel. Swipe the card you used to buy the ticket online. Key in the order number & you're done.
  • Austin M.
    Austin MielkeJanuary 28, 2013
    Great views of London from the Eye! One suggestion, buy tickets online so you can skip the "usually" long line. I Recommend going in the A.M. or early P.M.
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