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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"(51 Tips)
    Paul
    "Great visitor attraction and really good views over the thames"(19 Tips)
    Kathryn H.
    "Champagne and canapes capsule"(17 Tips)
    Richard B.
    "Buy your fast track ticket online and jump some of the queue!"(10 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 
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • 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.
  • 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 Oct 12
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesSeptember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Amir Y.
    A must-go place once you are in London, and remember to watch a 4D show with your ticket just after the big round.
  • 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😉
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CherkashinNovember 7, 2014
    The best bird's eye views of London! Book the tickets online in advance and try to choose a sunny day for your visit.
  • 3asak
    3asakMay 29, 2015
    very cool experience that you all should try at least once. view of london, evening times in particular so amazing really. 👍🏿
  • 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
  • Shamsa L.
    Shamsa LootahFebruary 20, 2015
    Fast track or prebook ur tickets. Great experience, doesn't take long. Best at dusk. You can't come to London & not ride the London eye
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Stephanie O.
    A must-do. If you can, time it around the sundown, so you get daytime views going up and nighttime views coming down!
  • Dimitris K.
    Dimitris KotsiosDecember 12, 2014
    Buy 4 museums ticket online! It's worth it .MADAM TUSSAUDS + LONDON EYE + LONDON DUNGEON + SEA LIFE AQUARIUM !Buying online you don't have to wait in the queue!30 Min. seeing all London was so cool!
  • Michael N.
    Few views of London compare to those of the London Eye experience. Nice 30 minute ride with panoramic views of the city
  • 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?
  • 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
  • Alfonso C.
    Alfonso CastilloJuly 21, 2013
    By far the best view of London. Do not miss the chance to get on this attraction... By the way, they DO have AC in summer (thanks)
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatSeptember 26, 2011
    No trip to London is complete without riding the London Eye. At 135 meters high, riders get great views at the top. Arrive here early as the lines do get long.
  • George X.
    George XOctober 1
    Considered as one of the most iconic landmarks in London. Metallic circular structure with 120m diameter and glass capsules full of people! Tickets too expensive & huge queues.
  • Monica
    MonicaAugust 27, 2012
    No need to get the Fast Pass tickets if you get there by 1030am. Also, don't buy the 3D map. Each cabin has four interactive screens that map the buildings/sites.
  • Benjamin 🚀
    Benjamin 🚀September 13, 2014
    Brilliant, smashing, worth every penny! If the lines are long opt for the Fast Track and zoom straight on! 🇬🇧🎡
  • 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.
  • Julie L.
    Julie LMay 11, 2015
    Book the champagne experiene on the website and it won't cost more than the regular ticket. Book close to sunset for breathtaking views of London.
  • Billy S.
    Billy StewartDecember 13, 2012
    the world's highest observation wheel, with 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes, and holding up to 25 people. views of more than 55 of London's most famous landmarks – all in just 30 minutes!
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