London Eye

London Eye

Top Tourist Attractions

The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3 million visitors annually. It cost £70m to build.

London Eye

The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3 million visitors annually.

The structure is 135 meters (443 ft.) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 meters (394 ft.). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel.  Its height was surpassed by 160 meters (525 ft.). Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel”.

The London Eye used to offer the highest public viewing point in London until it was superseded by the 245-meter-high (804 ft.) observation deck on the 72nd floor of The Shard, which opened to the public on 1 February 2013. The London Eye adjoins the western end of Jubilee Gardens (previously the site of the former Dome of Discovery), on the South Bank of the River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge beside County Hall, in the London Borough of Lambeth. The London Eye was designed by the husband-and-wife team of Julia Barfield and David Marks of Marks Barfield Architects. Here are some of the things we can experience.

London Eye Capsule

The London Eye has a total of 32 capsules, one to represent each of London’s 32 boroughs. Each of the 32 capsules is numbered, from 1 to 33. The temperature-controlled ovoidal capsule can hold up to 25 people in each pod. The wheel rotates at 26 cm per second covering one revolution in 30 minutes. The speed of the wheel is slow enough for passengers to walk on and off the moving capsule at ground level. It is, however, stopped to allow disabled or elderly passengers to enter or exit the capsule.

River Cruise

This 40-minute river boat cruise will take you through the heart of London along the famous River Thames, where you'll see some of the city's most famous landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben (Palace of Westminster), St Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge and much more!

Champagne Experiences

A glass of chilled Pommery Brut Royal Champagne is served by a host. Fast Track boarding through a dedicated entrance. 30 minutes rotation with 360° moving views from the heart of the city. Get up close to London's iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. You can even see as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day!

Serve and Volley Pod

Enjoy the ultimate tennis fan zone whilst cruising 135m in the air. The brand new Pod experience is beautifully decorated with tennis-tastic décor and grass court flooring so guests can feel the action above the capital. Swap court-side seats for a stunning skyline view with Pommery Brut Royal champagne and Hotel Chocolate Strawberries and Cream chocolates. It’s a 30-minute rotation with fast track boarding and 360° moving views from the heart of the city.

Private Pod

Exclusive hire of one of the pods for your own private, it's the ultimate way to experience the 360° views of London. A Private Pod includes access to an entire pod privately for 2 to 25 guests. Fast Track boarding through a dedicated entrance. With 30 minutes of rotation and 360° moving views from the heart of the city. Get up close to London's iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. You can even see as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day!

Cupid's Pod

Show someone special the romantic views of London combined with a bottle of Pommery Rosé Champagne and a luxury box of Hotel Chocolate Pink Champagne Truffles, both served by your own personals the perfect gesture for Valentine’s Day, proposals, and anniversaries.

The Queen’s Head’ Jubilee Pub Pod

Raise a glass to Her Majesty as The London Eye transforms a pod into a 1950s time capsule to celebrate the Royal Jubilee! You'll enjoy a choice of royal cocktails from our 'Regal Spritz' to our 'Royal Delight', whilst soaring over our beautiful capital city at amazing heights.

A trip on the London Eye is truly captivating, a ‘must-do’, and has been London’s number one visitor experience for over a decade.

 

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