About this Attraction

At 135 metres, The London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day.
The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes offering spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement.
In fact, it has become the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction.
Don’t want the fun to end there? A revolutionary 4D film brings an extra dimension to the visitor experience, providing a completely new vision of the city that is both emotional and entertaining.
The film is approximately four minutes long and contains the first ever 3D aerial photography over London, making it the perfect prelude to an experience on the iconic London Eye.
The view you’ll never forget.

The London Eye will be closed for annual maintenance 11th-15th January 2021

See Covid-safe measures here:


Experience breathtaking views from the luxury of your own Private Capsule with up to 25 guests. Enjoy priority boarding as you are escorted to your exclusive Private Capsule for an amazing 30 minute experience high above London. Visitors will also receive a complimentary 360 mini guide.
For an extra special experience, choose from an exciting range of food and drink**. For reservations of ten capsules or more, it can also be arranged outside the normal operating hours.
Private Capsules are available during normal opening hours for 3 to 25 guests per capsule (minimum 3 adults). *Subject to availability. **Licensing laws permit us to serve alcohol in your capsule from 10.00am (12.00pm on Sundays and Good Friday).
Children aged under 18 are permitted in the capsule but will not be served alcohol.

If you wish to see the 4D Experience beforehand, we recommend you arrive 30-40 minutes before your visit time. You will need to return to the Priority Desk 15 minutes before the scheduled time. Alternately visit at your leisure afterwards.

Please check opening times before your visit.

Due to current COVID restrictions max capacity is reduced to 6 pax.

Last Updated: 08.01.2021

How to find this Attraction

County Hall
Riverside Walk


CHILD POLICY: No persons under 18 years old can hire a Private Capsule.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 7 days notice or 100% charges apply for 1-9 capsules. 10 capsules or more carry a 16 week cancellation policy.