The London Eye is Europe’s largest Ferris wheel, standing at 135 metres high. Located on the city’s South Bank of River Thames, The London Eye is ridden by more than three million visitors every year. The wheel provides an amazing view of London as it slowly rotates, allowing tourists to safely venture on and off without stopping. Since its opening in March of 2000, The London Eye has had a total of 30 million riders, making it one of Europe’s most prominent paid attractions.
The London Eye offers rides that are reasonable in price and several different ticket options. A standard flight costs between £15.50 and £17 for adults depending on the time of year. Children under the age of four ride for free, and discounted prices are available for children ages 4-15, disabled people, and senior citizens. Those who book tickets online will also receive an additional 10% reduction in price.
The London Eye has various packages available, including Champagne Flights, Night Flights, and Fast Track tickets that allow tourists to board a ride without having to wait in line. During a flight on this Ferris wheel, visitors and residents of London will be able to observe famous British landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace.
The operation hours for The London Eye are 10 AM to 8 PM daily from October until May, 10 AM to 9 PM daily in June and September, and 10 AM to 9:30 PM in July and August. The venue is easily accessible by bus, rail, and tube.