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County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd. (Westminister)
(44) 087-1781-3000 | www.londoneye.com
HOURS/TIMESDaily May-Jun.: 10:00am-9:00pm; Jul.- Aug.: 10:00am-9:30pm; Sept.: 10:00am-9:00pm; Oct.-Apr.: 10:00am-8:00pm
PRICE (ADULT-OVER 16)Standard Flight: GBP 17.95; Fast Track (less wait time/more availability): GBP 28; Champagne Flight: GBP 33
POPULAR TIMESAlways busy, but summer days and weekends are especially crowded
RESERVE IN ADVANCEYes - you save 10% when you book in advance online, avoid a long ticket line, and can choose the time you would like to board in advance
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION15+ min. for tickets; Time of ticket is dependent on availability
HIGHLIGHTSGreat views of the city, especially the Thames, Big Ben, Parliament, and the Westminster area
ALLOWRide is 30 min., but unless you have Fast Track, you must join the line 30 min. prior to departure. If you have not purchased online ahead of time, you may spend significant additional time waiting for a ticket and then killing time until your assigned ride.
TUBEWaterloo; Embankment; Charing Cross; Westminster
The London Eye is the largest observation wheel (read: huge Ferris wheel) in the world. Along with other tourists, you will enjoy the view from one of 32 large glass capsules. While there are benches in the center of the capsule, the view is best enjoyed standing close to the glass (views of those seated are obstructed by those standing).
GO HERE WITH
Your significant other at sunset or at night; your kids to show them a bit of London geography during the day.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The view is truly spectacular–on a clear day it can reach up to 25 miles (or as far as Windsor Castle!).
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The wait time and the crowds. The ride in the glass capsule can be just a bit too full to get a primo view or unobstructed photo.
GOOD TO KNOW
It is worth investing in the Fast Track ticket which affords shorter queues and often more availability (especially if you don’t book in advance and are left to fight the crowds and massive lines at the base of the Eye; Fast Track has a separate, smoother ticket booth). If you want to enjoy the ride with a bit of bubbly, "Champagne Flights” are available daily every hour on the hour 12:00pm-8:00pm and include Fast Track status.
Read more about London Eye in The Diary
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