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Ride on the London Eye? Never miss it!

London Eye
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Europe’s tallest cantilevered beam, a ride on the London Eye is similar to the visit to the Eiffel Tower’s peak. A ride on this iconic landmark is the most popular experience of all time that it attracts 3.75 million visitors annually. An unobstructed 360 degrees bird’s eye view of London is a complete treat to the passengers’ eyes during their ride on the London Eye.

A ride on the London Eye – Experience

We recommend our travellers to take the fast track ticket which gives an edge by reducing the waiting time. The Ferris wheel takes 30 minutes to complete one round and is extremely slow to ensure passengers soak in the views of all the sides in the capsule. Courteous staff would help you aboard the capsule which will be very slow-moving while boarding. It would not affect your boarding though it can be completely stopped for senior citizens on a wheelchair.

The capsule crosses a large camera during the descent which will capture a photograph of the passengers which is available for purchase. On your arrival back to the platform after the end of your ride on the London Eye, the staffs open the door and help you with a safe exit from the pod.

The London Eye Capsule
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What’s New at the London Eye? 

Entry into a fantastic 4D cinema in the nearby County Hall is a new added benefit to your ride on the London Eye ticket. You will witness the flights of a seagull hovering over the London eye and other iconic structures of the city. The sights and the sounds will make you feel like you’re on it!

Experiences and Views from the London Eye

The London Eye
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A ride on the London Eye can be customised with various experiences. A few of them include the champagne experience, tasting experiences, private capsules, and also the Thames River cruise experience.

Seeing London at a glance during the ride on the London Eye is a must-do in all our Pickyourtrail recommended itineraries. During your ride on the London Eye, you can see the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Bridge, The Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the River Thames, Westminster Abby and the entire central London.

The London Eye FAQs

  • Height of the London Eye: 443 feet or 135m tall
  • Included in London Pass: No
  • Prior booking required? : Not mandatory but booking online would allow 15% discount
  • Why is it called the Coco-Cola London Eye? : In 2015, Coco-Cola became the new sponsor on the London Eye and holds the naming rights during the tenure of this partnership. Hence, the name changed. 
  • Where is it located? : Located on the South Bank of the River Thames in Lambeth, right next to the SEA Life London Aquarium and opposite the Houses of Parliament

London Eye Tickets and prices

All standard tickets provide the ride, entry to the 4D cinema experience, and the Eye Lounge access. Fast track tickets are also available.

Standard Ticket:

Adult:  online 27£, counter on the day 30
Child (3-15 years): £22 online; £24 counter on the day
Under 3: free

Fast Track Ticket: 

Adult: £37 online; £40 on the day
Child (3-15 years): £32 online; £34 counter on the day
Under 3: free

Now that we know it all about the London Eye, what’s next? Let’s get to planning for the big famous ride on the London Eye. We at Pickyourtrail ensure our clients take an informed choice for this experience with the choice of all the added benefits. Start Planning right away then and choose from some of our U.K Travel packages for a great vacation!

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