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The London Eye is the highest and largest Ferris wheel in Europe with a height of about 135 meters. It is located in the middle of London directly at the bank of the Thames. From above, one has a great view over the city. The London Eye is also known under the old name “Millenium Wheel”.

Buy your ticket beforehand: The average number of passengers in the London Eye is about 10,000 per day, in high season and at weekends it is much higher. Thus, there is often a big crowd. The queues at the cash desks of the London Eyes are often long. Hours of waiting time are frequent. Therefore, it makes sense to buy the ticket in advance on the internet .

History: The London Eye was opened in 2000 on the occasion of the turn of the millennium. Hence the name “Mellenium Wheel”. It was supposed to last only for a few years. But since the London Eye is very popular and has become a landmark of modern London, it will now remain there indefinitely.

Records: The London Eye was the largest Ferris wheel in the world at its inauguration in 2000. The great success, however, also spread in Asia. In recent years, even larger Ferris wheels have been erected in China and Singapore. This was followed by the USA. “The High Roller” in Las Vegas is the world’s highest travel wheel with a height of almost 167 metres (8Stand at the beginning of 2017). Larger than the Giga wheel in London are also the Singapore Flyer and the star of Nanchang (China). So the Ferris wheel on the Thames in London is currently number 4 in the world and still the largest Ferris wheel in Europe.

Duration: A ride on the London Eye takes about half an hour, as long as the wheel takes to turn. For comparison: The famous Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater is only 60 meters high – the London Giant Ferris Wheel 135 meters!

Buy your ticket beforehand: The average number of passengers in the London Eye is about 10,000 per day, in high season and at weekends it is much higher. Thus, there is often a big crowd. The queues at the cash desks of the London Eyes are often long. Hours of waiting time are frequent. Therefore, it makes sense to buy the ticket in advance on the internet .

The London Eye is also suitable for wheelchair users and people with many other disabilities (advance information and advance reservation useful). For some years now, there has also been a 4D experience feature which shows things like wind, snow or a New Year’s Eve celebration at Millemium Wheel. (As at the beginning of 2017). Our ticket included the 4D cinema.

By the way, Coca-Cola sponsors the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, so the official name is now Coca-Cola London Eye.

London Eye ticket prices: This is no easy subject. Adults will pay between £22 and £27 between January 2018 and January 2018, depending on the ticket, if you buy the ticket online in advance. As far as we know, it can be a bit more expensive at the cash desk next to the sightseeing.

We can’t say it often enough: We think booking in advance on the Internet is highly recommended. Save yourself the time in the queue. Hours of queuing for a ticket should not be the content of a nice day’s holiday in London. More information like current prices and the possibility to buy a ticket for the London Eye can be found on this website.

London Eye Opening Hours: The London Ferris Wheel runs daily. At Christmas and in January it is closed for a few days for annual maintenance. In 2018 this will be the case from 8 to 23 January. The first trip is around 10:45 in the morning. In the evenings, the London Eye turns until 8 p.m. in winter, 9 p.m. or 9.30 p.m. in summer. A ride with the Millenium Wheel in the darkness over brightly lit London is also an interesting experience. The travel times for summer 2018 may still change (as of January 2018).

By the way, another nice tour is an excursion by ship on the river Thames, among other things with a drive past the sightseeing London Eye..

How to get to the London Eye: Due to the hardly available parking places in the city centre, the best way to get to the London Giant Ferris Wheel is by subway. The next underground station is “Waterloo”. Also “Westminster” and “Embankment” on the other side of the Thames are much less than 1 km away. One can hardly miss the high Ferris wheel and landmark “London Eye”. If you don’t see it immediately – just walk towards the river Thames.

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Adress: The London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London

Places of interest near the London Eye: Big Ben and Westminster Abbey are just a few hundred metres away on foot across the nearby Thames Bridge. After a 1 kilometre walk along the banks of the Thames (north-east) you are at the Tate Modern Art Museum (no entrance fee).

What are you from the London Eye? A 1 minute video

Buy your ticket beforehand: The average number of passengers in the London Eye is about 10,000 per day, in high season and at weekends it is much higher. Thus, there is often a big crowd. The queues at the cash desks of the London Eyes are often long. Hours of waiting time are frequent. Therefore, it makes sense to buy the ticket in advance on the internet .

Status of information: Year 2018 (January)

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