The London Eye
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London Eye tickets and tours

The London Eye is a Ferris wheel, named after George Ferris Jr who built the original for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. However, there have b...

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Tour with audio guide
Bus tours

Sit back, relax and discover London’s historic sites and attractions with The Original Tour 24-hour ticket. Includes a complimentary walking...

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Flexible
Available in: English
Sightseeing

London truly has something for everyone! Find your perfect itinerary among the most famous sights, the peaceful gardens and the coolest neig...

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Flexible
Available in: English
Castle & palace tours

Over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames, just outside of London....

Duration
6 hours
Available in: English
Bus tours
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See the best of London from the comfort of your luxury coach as you hop on board this guided tour and check out the city’s top sights. All o...

Duration
10 hours
Available in: English
Cruises and boat tours

With this package, you'll enjoy 24-hour hop on hop off access to River Thames sightseeing boats as well as entrance to the London Eye - step...

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Flexible
Available in: English
Attraction passes

Gain access to attractions and tours of your choice with the London Explorer Pass. Once purchased, your Explorer Pass can be downloaded inst...

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Flexible
Available in: English
Cultural itineraries

St Paul's Cathedral The morning part of the tour begins with a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral where you enter as their doors open. As you expl...

Duration
8 hours 30 minutes
Available in: English
Water Activities

Unleash your inner adrenaline junkie on a 40-minute high-speed cruise on the Thames River in London.You'll board your modern RIB (rigid-infl...

Duration
40 minutes
Available in: English
Bus tours

On this gastronomic tour of London, you'll see all the most famous and iconic sights while indulging in a 4-course gourmet meal aboard state...

Duration
2 hours 45 minutes
Available in: English
Bike Tours

Watch the sun set over the majestic river on our River Thames Evening Bike Tour. You'll cycle through the heart of the city taking in many o...

Duration
4 hours
Available in: English
Photography tours

Capture the memories of your visit to London with a professional photoshoot! You'll learn insider tips from a passionate local photographer ...

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Flexible
Available in: English

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The inside story

The London Eye is a Ferris wheel, named after George Ferris Jr who built the original for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. However, there have been ‘pleasure wheels’ at fairs since the seventeenth century, made of wood and turned by strong men. Some believe that the mythological idea of the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ may be based on the pleasure wheel.

Launched in 2000, the London Eye is the largest cantilevered (attached only on one side) wheel in the world, though the High Roller in Las Vegas is the tallest. At 442 feet, London’s wheel is tall enough to see Windsor (on a clear day) from one of the 32 capsules, each of which holds 25 people and takes 30 minutes to go full circle. If such heights frighten you, there’s a smaller version of the London Eye . . . at Legoland Windsor!

This is the capital’s most popular paid-for activity. At least 5000 people have chosen to propose marriage in mid-air since it opened, and another 500 people have actually been married in a capsule

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How to get there

The London Eye Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB London
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