The London Eye, South Bank
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From back when the Romans pitched up at the start of the millennium but one, right up to 1999, London has served its millions of visitors badly when it comes to offering a platform from which to view the great city.
But the EDF Energy sponsored London Eye (originally known as the British Airways London Eye), billed as the world's highest observational wheel, has changed all that.
The Eye stands a whopping 135 metres high on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges, right opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and provides stunning views over central London and beyond.
Visitors are treated to a gently paced half-hour ride in space age capsules holding 25 people each, hopping on and off as the wheel moves. An increasingly popular idea is to visit the Eye at night time when the view is perhaps at its most magical.
It is well worth booking tickets in advance as London Eye tickets are not always available on the day and even if they are, the queues can be daunting.
London Eye: Online Booking
With our new secure online booking service you can now reserve your EDF Energy London Eye 'flight' in minutes. Best of all there is no booking fee!
London Eye Ticket Prices
March 2012 - March 2013 Admission
Adult: UKP 18.50
Child, 4-14: UKP 9.50
Child, under 4: Free
Self Print Vouchers
N.B. Admissions prices correct as of 8 May 2012
In Person: Admission tickets can also be purchased at County Hall (Next to the London Eye). Please allow up to two hours during busy periods (weekends, holidays, etc) for queueing.
For those who prefer a more traditional look at London from a height, try visiting Eyes Over London, LondonNet's guide to the best pre-Eye viewing points around the capital.
During the year opening hours change please check the times below. Please check the notes and exceptions to avoid disappointment.
- January - March: daily 10.00am - 8.30pm
- April to June: daily 10.00am - 9.00pm
- July and August: daily 10.00am - 9.30pm
- September to December: daily 10.00am - 8.30pm
- The London Eye is closed Christmas Day and for some days in January for annual maintenance.
- London Olympics 2012: Flights on 27th July – 12th August; 10:00am – 12:00am
Nearest Tube: The nearest stations are Westminster (Exit 1 Westminster Pier) and Waterloo, which are both within 5 minutes walking distance.
From Waterloo mainline station, take exit 6 for the South Bank and follow the signs.
Buses: Bus routes to the EDF Energy London Eye include the 211, 24 and 11, and we are on most London Sightseeing tour bus routes.
Train: Waterloo International Station & Charing Cross Station
Car: We would advise customers against driving to the EDF Energy London Eye. If however you do decide to drive, there are 3 car parks at the South Bank Centre, accessible from Belvedere Road. These are Hungerford Bridge, The Hayward Gallery and the National Theatre car parks.
Coach: The coach drop off point is located on Belvedere Road behind the EDF Energy London Eye. Access to The Eye is then through Jubilee Gardens.
The Eye itself also has full disabled access. Disabled guests may board at the base of the Eye on Queen's Walk where the access ramps are located. Members of staff will always be on hand to assist guests (if required). Unfortunately due to safety restrictions, only two wheelchairs per capsule and up to eight wheelchairs per time slot are allowed on The Eye.