London Eye

Price guide: Expensive

County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Price guide: Expensive

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By Nigel Tisdall, your London expert

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#13 of 30
expert-rated things to do in London
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Singles, Great views / scenery, Sightseeing

Expert review of London Eye

Get an aerial view of riverside London from this spectacular observation wheel.

Rising up beside Westminster Bridge like a giant white bicycle wheel, the 135 metre-high London Eye has become an iconic landmark on the capital's skyline since its opening on New Year's Eve 1999. The queues may be long at times, and the price is pretty steep for a half-hour ride, but the views are tremendous. This is a good option for travellers who want a pigeon's eye perspective of London without having to make a long climb, and there are plenty more good things to see and do close by. Your ticket includes entry to a short but sensational '4D Experience' - worth doing if you have kids in tow.

Price advice: 

Tickets on the day cost £18.60 adult, £9.54 child aged 4-15. You can save some money by booking online and jump the main queues by paying more for a Fast Track ticket. 

Expert tips: 
Rides are sold in timed slots - if you don't want to be tied down, buy a Flexi ticket.
While you're waiting in the queue, look at a map of London to help you work out all the famous sights you'll see from the air.

More information on London Eye:

Price guide:
Landmark / monument, Viewpoint
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
0871 781 3000
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 10am-8.30pm (10am-9pm April-June, 10am-9.30pm July-Aug).

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