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This fantastic landmark was completed in January 2000 for the millennium celebrations after more than seven years in construction. The London Eye rises majestically from the Jubilee Gardens on the south bank of the River Thames, 135 metres into the London skyline.

 

Weighing more than sixteen hundred tonnes, it incorporates over four miles of cables. From the highest point, you can see 25 miles in every direction, giving a spectacular view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster. Native Londoners can even try and spot their houses.

 

The London Eye is the world largest observation wheel and the fifth highest structure in the skies of London, with only Canary Wharf, Tower 42, the Shard and the London Telecom Tower being higher.

 

Each of the 32 capsules holds up to 25 passengers. Approximately fifteen thousand people visit each day.


Booking Advice:

  • Click Buy Tickets Now for the London Eye Ultimate 4D experience
  • Visit earlier or later in the day to avoid monumental peak time queues
  • Fast track tickets and Merlin Passes are more expensive but worth it

VISITOR INFORMATION

Where:

Riverside Bldg, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB

When:

All Year

Phone number:

+44 (0)871 781 3000

Website:

Opening hours:

1 October-31 March: 10:00 - 20:30 daily.
1 April-30 June: 10:00 - 21:00 daily.
1 July-30 September: 10:00 - 21:30 daily.
Closed Christmas Day.

How to get there:

Tube: Waterloo, Westminster

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Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • Select your time of visit and book online for the best price
  • Use the touchscreens in the capsules to get more information about the landmarks
  • To keep kids interested for the full 30 minutes set them a challenge to find well-known landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf
  • Take a map with you, or buy one from the gift shop
  • Take binoculars, if available
  • There are toilets in County Hall (by the London Eye ticket hall) and in the Royal Festival Hall
  • Jubilee Gardens has a playground for afterwards
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    You can find loads more information by Laura Porter at aboutlondonlaura.com 

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