This London Eye guide it will help you to know all the details to go up to the london ferris wheel most famous, knowing all types of tickets and prices, so you can choose the one that best suits your preferences.
This giant ferris wheel of 120 meters in diameter and 135 meters high, the highest in Europe, is one of the best viewpoints in London and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United Kingdom and was inaugurated in 2000, to celebrate the Millennium change And although previously known as London Eye, currently that name has changed and is called Coca-Cola London Eye or Millennium Wheel.
Based on the two times we have climbed to this spectacular viewpoint, the last on the trip to London in 6 days, we have made this guide to visit the London Eye, with all the necessary information so that you can fully enjoy this attraction.
How to get to the ferris wheel of London?
He London Eye, one of the essential places to see in London, is located on the bank of the River Thames, very close to the Westminster Bridge and Big Ben.
The best way to get to the London Eye it is taking the Circle (yellow), Jubilee (gray) or District (green) lines, getting off at Westminster station or the Bakerloo (Brown), Jubilee (Gray), Northern (Black) subway lines, getting off at the station Waterloo
If you don't want to use the London underground, you can get to the ferris wheel of London with the typical double-decker buses 211, 77, 381 and RV1.
Before taking the bus or subway, you have to take into account that the usual visiting hours of this viewpoint in summer is from 10 am to 9:30 pm, although as winter approaches, the closing time is advancing until arriving at 6:00 p.m.
Types of London Eye tickets and prices
Once you have clear how to get there and the schedules, you should only know the type of tickets to the London Eye to see which one suits you best.
The two most common entries are the standard, with a price of 30 pounds (about 34 euros) at the box office and the quick entry with a price of 40 pounds (45 euros). Keep in mind that there are also other VIP tickets to enjoy a more special or romantic experience with a glass of champagne included.
To decide on one or the other entry you have to assess that this ferris wheel is one of the London's most visited attractions, with almost 4 million visitors a year, and long lines are formed that can exceed two hours.
Whether you buy the ticket online or not, you will have to go through the ticket office first to confirm it, although the validation row is much faster than the purchase.
Based on our experience, we recommend booking tickets here in advance, with which you will save a few euros and depending on the time you have available, decide on the London Eye skip-the-line or regular ticket. Usually, during the weekends and summer the waiting times at the access lines are much longer.
Another good option to lower the high price of the London ferris wheel is to book the London Explorer Pass, a card with which you can save up to 40% on tickets to the 20 main attractions of London, including the London Eye.
You can find more information about this tourist card in this post of the London Explorer Pass.