The London Eye is the famous giant London Ferris Wheel that is located in the heart of the British capital on the south bank of the River Thames. It is located a few meters from Big Ben, which seems to watch over you from the other bank of the river.
The London Eye Ticket Price is £31 for adults and £27 for children but if you book your tickets online 7 or more days in advance then you save up to 20% and pay only £24.50 per adult and £22 for children.
At 135 meters high, London’s famous Ferris wheel is not only a great engineering work but it is also the ideal place to enjoy the best views of one of the most interesting cities in the world.
London Eye Information
The project was developed for more than 2 years by a group of 7 architects headed by the British architect Julia Barfield in 1999, for which it is also known as the Millennium Ferris Wheel and every December 31 it becomes one of the most world famous thanks to the famous New Year’s Eve fireworks in London that are organized to celebrate the end of the year.
Ride the London Eye
If it is the first time that you visit London, the truth is that your trip will not be completely complete if you do not get on the London Ferris Wheel, therefore I consider it one of the essential visits that you should consider on your trip to the British capital. The capsules move so slowly that you hardly even notice that they are moving, but suddenly you are at the highest point with an amazing view over one of the most impressive cities in the world, and you will be able to take some spectacular photos.
The London Eye has a total of 32 capsules, from which you can enjoy a 360º panoramic view of the city of London during the almost 40 minutes it takes to make a complete revolution.
Some things that you can see from the top of the London Ferris Wheel are the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, all the buildings located on the banks of the Thames including the modern skyscrapers of the city and even the skyscrapers of canary wharf, to name a few places.
London Eye Prices
The price to go on the London Eye is £31 for an adult ticket, and £27 for a child ticket (3 to 15 years old). Children under 3 years enter the London Eye for free.
As we discussed above, if you book your tickets online 7 or more days in advance, then you save up to 20% so it is totally worth buying your London Eye tickets early .
There is the option of buying a “Fast-track” ticket to get on the London Eye which allows you to enter without having to queue. This fast-track ticket to get on the London Eye is a little more expensive when you buy it on the official website, but in the link that we leave you with GYG, you can get it cheaper for the price that we mentioned above.
London Eye Tickets
Whether you buy your London Eye tickets online or buy them at the box office on the same day, you need to go to the box office first. I took the following photos on a Tuesday mid-morning, in low season, but normally you can’t take a photo since there is usually a long queue.
You will see in front of the London Eye the following door:
And once inside, you will find different entrances:
As you can see, there is an entry for “Buy Tickets” which is where you need to go if you need to buy tickets, and another for “Ticket Collection and Reservations”.
Ferris Wheel London Tickets – Buy tickets at the box office
During weekends and high season the queues to buy tickets at the box office are usually very long, and you will have to wait twice : First to buy tickets at the box office, and then to go up to the London Eye, since you will meet another queue here. For this reason we always recommend buying tickets online in advance, since you can go directly to pick up the tickets faster and on top of that when you buy them online you will have a 15% discount compared to if you buy the tickets at the box office.
Ferris Wheel London Tickets – Buy tickets online
Buying tickets online in advance for the London Eye is the option we usually recommend, as they are usually cheaper than buying at the box office, and you can get in faster. If you have purchased the tickets online , you must go to the “ Ticket Collection and Reservations ” counter with the proof of purchase to redeem the tickets. As there are no purchase procedures, only validation of the tickets that you have already bought, redeeming the tickets is usually a very fast process, so there is usually almost no waiting time at this counter, and if there is a queue, it usually goes much longer. quicker than buying London Eye tickets at the regular box office. When buying tickets online for the London Ferris wheel you will have to choose the exact fia that you want to use them.
Fast Track option (fast entry)
By purchasing the Fast Track option (fast entry instead of standard entry) you will skip the queues. It is the most expensive option, but in this photo you can see that the Fast Track entrance is empty, since people who have a fast track ticket go up directly without queuing, and to the right you can see the queue of people who have a normal ticket. You can select standard entry or express entry when purchasing tickets online. When buying tickets online for the London Eye you will have to choose the exact day you want to use them.
Combined tickets London Eye plus other attractions
One way to save if you’re planning to visit multiple London attractions is to buy combined tickets, valid for a set number of attractions, or buy a tourist pass.
Below we explain which are the most used tourist passes and combined tickets in London that include going up the London Eye, keep in mind that the London Pass tourist pass does not include the entrance to the London Eye .
London Eye + Tourist Bus
London Big Bus Tours has an offer to buy Hop -On , Hop-Off and London Eye tickets together (you can choose Fast-track ticket to get on the London Eye) and you will be saving £5.70 per person . But also with our discount code QVER10 you can get a 10% discount on tickets as we explain in our article London tourist bus with free cruise . Stop 14 on the red route is the closest to the London Ferris Wheel.
You have 6 months to use the tickets from when you buy the combined tickets for the tourist bus and the London Eye, and you will have to redeem the tickets for both attractions at one of the tourist bus stops first, and from when you redeem the tickets you will have 30 days to ride the London Ferris Wheel. When buying the combined tickets, you can choose between the standard ticket for the London Ferris Wheel or the Fast Track ticket. To get on the London Ferris Wheel with the standard ticket you will have to present the ticket they give you at the “Ticket Collection and Reservations” window, while with the Fast Track option you will get on directly without going through the ticket office as explained above.
Merlin Magical London Tourist Pass
The Merlin Magical tourist pass includes admission to the 5 attractions of the Merlin group, which are: Shrek’s Adventure + London Eye + Madame Tussauds + London Aquarium + London Dungeons . Surely it is one of the best options if you are going to visit London with childrenand you want the trip to be unforgettable for the children. You will have 90 days from the date of purchase to visit the 5 London attractions, so there is no rush to visit each attraction on a particular day and you can enjoy London at your own pace, which is very important when traveling with children. . To redeem your tickets, simply go to the Madame Tussauds attraction box office first. There, when you present the proof of purchase that you will receive by email, they will give you the tickets to the different attractions.
Tourist Pass London Go City Explorer Pass
The London Explorer Pass is one of the options that I personally like the most. With this option, you choose how many attractions from your list of included attractions you want to visit: 3, 4 or 5 attractions and you have 30 days from the first day you use it to use it.
To use the London Explorer Pass to ride the London Ferris Wheel you will need to present the tourist pass at the ticket office, at the “Ticket Collection and Reservations” window.
Among the attractions included in the London Explorer Pass are the London Eye, Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus, Thames Cruise, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral and Shrek’s Adventure as well as different Walking Tours and Day Tour to Windsor.
Combined tickets for 2, 3 and 4 London attractions including London Eye:
- London Tower Bridge + London Eye.
- St. Paul’s Cathedral + London Eye.
- Tower of London + London Eye.
- London Eye + Madame Tussauds Wax Museum + London Tower Bridge.
- Madame Tussauds Wax Museum + London Eye + London Aquarium + London Tower Bridge.
London Eye 2022 schedule
Although the London Ferris Wheel is open daily, including bank holidays and weekends, there are some dates when the hours change slightly. The London Ferris Wheel closes completely on Christmas Day and for a few days in January.
London Eye Timetable January 2022
January 1 – 9: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
10 – 31 January: Closed for maintenance .
London Eye Timetable February 2022
February 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 27, 28: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
February 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 14: 10:00 am – 8:30 pm.
*February 14 (Valentine’s Day) – “Standard” tickets will be accepted only until 4 pm. From 4 pm there will be special events for Valentine’s Day in London
London Eye Timetable March 2022
2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 March: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
1, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31 March: 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
March 6, 7, 8, 9: 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
London Eye Timetables April 2022
1, 2, 3, 20 – 30 April: 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
April 4 – 9, 13 – 19: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
April 10, 11, 12: 10 a.m. – 9.30 p.m.
London Eye Timetable May 2022
May 1 – 21, 25 – 28: 10.00 am – 8.30 pm.
May 22 – 24, 29 – 31: 10.00 am – 9.00 pm.
London Eye Timetable June 2022
June 1 – 4, 8 – 11, 15 – 18, 22 – 25: 10.00 am – 8.30 pm.
June 5 – 7, 12 – 14, 19 – 21, 26 – 30: 10.00 am – 9.00 pm.
London Eye Timetable July 2022
July 1 – 16: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
July 17 – 31: 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
London Eye Timetables August 2022
1 – 31 August: 10 am – 9.30 pm.
London Eye Timetable September 2022
1 – 4, 7 – 11, 14 -18, 21 – 30 September: 11 am – 6.00 pm.
5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 September: 10 am – 8.30 pm.
London Eye Timetables October 2022
October 1 – 25: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
26 – 31 October: 10 a.m. – 8.30 p.m.
London Eye Timetables November 2022
November 1, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29: 10:00 am – 8:30 pm.
November 2 – 13, 16 – 20, 23 – 27, 30: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
London Eye Timetables December 2022
December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 – 23: 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
December 26 – 30: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
December 1 – 4, 7 – 11, 14 – 18, 19: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.
December 24: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm
December 25: Closed. What to do on Christmas Day in London .
December 31: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Then the London Eye prepares to be the center of attention for London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks .
During the winter months it gets dark earlier, so if you want to enjoy the views during the day, we recommend that you plan your visit for the morning, although if you want to give a more romantic surprise to someone special… you might want to wait a little and ride when London is already lit up or dark.
How to get to the London Eye from London
The London Ferris Wheel is surely one of the attractions that will cost you the least to find, since you will be able to see it from many points in the city if you look up… but just in case, here are some tips on how to get there:
Arrive by subway
The closest tube stations to get to the London Eye are Westminster and Waterloo. Waterloo tube station is in zone 1 of London, and it is served by the Bakerloo (Brown), Jubilee (Grey), Northern (Black) and Waterloo and City (Celeste) lines. You can see these stations on the London Underground map.
Westminster Tube Station is right next to Big Ben, so from here you just have to cross Westminster Bridge to get to London’s Ferris Wheel. And by the way, from this bridge you can take some impressive photos of both Big Ben and the London Ferris Wheel.
Arriving by Bus
Bus lines 211, 77 and 381 are the ones that stop near the London Ferris Wheel.
If you are walking through areas such as Trafalgar Square or Covent Garden, we recommend that you take a short walk (about 10 minutes) to the banks of the Thames and cross one of the bridges.
You can also follow our itinerary 1, which consists of a walk from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, passing by Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the London Ferris Wheel.