The London Eye

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5 attractions you can see from the London Eye

Originally built as a temporary structure to mark the millennium, London's magnificent ferris wheel remains one of the city's best-loved attractions to this day. Here are a few other top landmarks to try spotting from its 135-meter peak!

  • St. Paul's Cathedral

    1. St. Paul's Cathedral

    Look north to see Christopher Wren's crowning achievement. St. Paul's Cathedral was the city's tallest building from 1710 to as recently as 1962!

  • Buckingham Palace

    2. Buckingham Palace

    Over the river to the west is another jewel of London's landmarks. Buckingham Palace is sandwiched between Big Ben and Hyde Park!

  • Tower of London & Tower Bridge

    3. Tower of London & Tower Bridge

    London's most famous bridge and castle can be seen downriver to the east. You'd be able to see Shakespeare's Globe, too, if the Tate Modern wasn't in the way!

  • Battersea Power Station

    4. Battersea Power Station

    London's sights mostly lie north of the river, but some of its more humble are to the south, such as the iconic Battersea Power Station and the Oval Cricket Ground.

  • Windsor Castle

    5. Windsor Castle

    On a clear day you can see as far as Windsor Castle. It's the longest-occupied palace in Europe, and for good reason, too, if it's grand enough to be spotted from 40km away!

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.

What people are saying about The London Eye

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 10,935 reviews

The old London bus was fantastically themed, tour guide Taylor was really funny and very well understood - we did notice a few problems with the wireless microphone cutting in and out, when the tour guide left the bus to talk - however the majority of the time it was clear. some of the story's were fictional and for humour so the tour wasn't really catered for the factual tourers but was still very knowledgeable in parts. its is also quite blue in part so would not recommend children under 12 for this one. marks 7/10

Was fun, wasnt sure what to expect but was nicely Surprised. I took my 8 year old son and I did think some jokes were a little crude, he on the other hand found them hilarious! My fiancé also enjoyed the dad jokes so it worked out pretty well for us. Defo a fun way to sight see :)

Wow what an amazing experience, me and my children loved the boat tour, we never expected to be that good, the host she was the best host, couldn’t ask for anyone better, she has given us a great inside of london city, around 2 here i come,

Good customer service, and the tour guide made our experience worthwhile. I will definitely recommend this service to all ye fun seekers out there

Funny, at times a little risqué and dare I say it but maybe even scary...informative! Well worth every penny! Our 7 and 8 year old loved it.