London Eye: tickets, opening hours and price

London Eye surrounded by fireworks

The London Eye is one of the city’s most popular attractions (Picture: Getty Images)

Let’s face it, no trip to the capital would be complete without a spin on The London Eye – which has become one of the city’s biggest attractions since it opened on the eve of the millennium.

The wheel, located on the south bank of the Thames, offers a unique view of the capital from its 32 pods – with these capsules hosting events such as a pop-up pub, West End performances and even a disco in the sky when celebrated . its 20th anniversary in 2020.

During the first lockdown, the wheel even shone blue every Thursday night to coincide with Clap for Carers.

Now it’s up for grabs again and welcomes visitors – but if you want to take a trip on the London Eye, how much will it cost you and where can you buy tickets?

Here’s what you need to know …

Where can you buy London Eye tickets?

You can book tickets in advance for the London Eye via the official website.

Currently, anyone wishing to visit must pre-book in advance as the attraction runs with reduced capacity in the wake of the pandemic.

The time period that you reserve is not the time you want to be on the Eye, but the time when you get access to the queue.

It looks even more beautiful at night (Image: Getty Images)

According to the website, holders of standard tickets can expect to wait for about 45 minutes, while those with Fasttrack tickets should expect a waiting time of 20 minutes.

Those who book in advance can get a 20% discount on the ticket price – and you can reschedule your ticket for free up to five times if you can not attend the booking day.

How much do tickets cost?

Standard tickets for the London Eye start from £ 27 per adult – rising to £ 33.50 if you book them on the day of your visit, while children’s tickets cost £ 30.

Fast track tickets – which cuts down on the queue – cost £ 37 per person. adult if booked in advance, £ 43.50 if booked on the day, £ 40 for children.

Children 3 years and under can drive for free with the Eye, but must have a valid ticket, which can be picked up at the ticket office opposite the attraction.

Children’s tickets can only be booked online when ordering an adult ticket, and children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

If you have bought adult tickets and want to buy a child ticket, this must be purchased on site on the day of the visit.

In addition to the standard and FastTrack tickets, you can also upgrade to a Champagne Experience – which gives you priority access as well as a glass of champagne in your capsule – which costs £ 47.50 per person. person.

There are also various other deals on offer that allow you to combine a visit to the London Eye with another attraction – you should check the website to find out what these are and how much they cost.

What are London Eyes’ opening hours?

The London Eye is currently open from 11.00-18.00 – although it will probably be open later in the summer.

The attraction is open all seven days a week – but is closed on Christmas day.

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