The London Eye

Visitor Attraction in Lower Marsh rated 9 / 10 from 2 reviews
The London Eye image
The South Bank, Lower Marsh, SE1 7PB
Lower Marsh
Nearest Station
0.17 miles

This fantastic landmark was completed in January 2000 after more than seven years in construction, by a team of engineers from across five European countries. The London Eye rises majestically from the Jubilee Gardens on the South bank of the River Thames one hundred and thirty-five metres into the London skyline. The Eye weighs more than sixteen hundred tonnes and incorporates over four miles of cables. From the highest point, you can see twenty-five miles in every direction giving a spectacular view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster.

The London Eye is the world largest observation wheel and one of the tallest structures in the skies of London. Each of the thirty-two capsules holds up to twenty-five passengers and as such the London Eye attracts an average of more than fifteen thousand visitors per day.

The London Eye grew from the imagination of husband and wife architects, Julia Barfield and David Marks as a monument for the new Millennium. Visitors to The London Eye will also find themselves within close proximity to the IMAX cinema and the London Aquarium. Tickets for The Eye start at £27 for adults (correct as at March 2020), and are cheapest when booked in advance.

If you are looking for a beautiful, unique and truly inspirational venue for your wedding why not say 'Eye Do' 135 meters above the majestic sights of London in your own private capsule, beautifully decorated with flowers? The iconic attraction has hosted hundreds of brides and grooms since 2001 and is one of the most unique ways to celebrate the ultimate display of love and commitment.

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“This could all be yours if you marry me…” we would say as we got to the very highest point of our revolution inside the pod on the London Eye. While you might not want to go for that specific line, perhaps finding it a little too much, the view should put whatever you say into - a very thoughtful and romantic - second place.

User Reviews

Graham and Doreen Thorpe
from London Borough of Harrow

Nov 22, 2019

We are both born and bred Londoners but never really made much use of the many attractions. Being senior people we found this a bit daunting at first but settled into and really enjoyed the views over London from the safety of our pod. Great way to see the big smoke!
from Godalming

Apr 24, 2012

The actual experience in the London Eye was fantastic x However the ticket process was a joke. People were frustrated. When I joined my friend in the queue as she was buying my ticket too the person in front took umbridge and purposely elbowed me and behaved dreadfully!

Name: Sarah
Location: Godalming
Bruce Richmond

Jan 19, 2005

The best place in town to watch the fireworks

Jul 22, 2004

This one has got to be near the top of the list for something to do whilst in London... A lesson in geography, history, scale and engineering...

Jul 15, 2004

Wow! what an amazing view of the city. I didn't realise how much I didn't like heights until I went on this.