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London Eye River Cruise

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London Eye River Cruise

KidRated’s London Eye River Cruise Top Tips: 

  • Book tickets for the London Eye as well and enjoy two very different perspectives
  • Make sure you visit the 4D show – it’s short but loads of fun
  • Go on a sunny day and enjoy the sun deck seating on board


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The London Eye River Cruise Experience is a great way to explore London. The Cruise departs from the pier at the London Eye on the Southbank and passes by St. Pauls, the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare’s Globe, Millennium Bridge and the Tate Modern.


This is a very popular way of seeing London as you get to experience it from the water with some incredible views. The London Eye River Cruise includes a live commentary, a souvenir guide map (available in seven languages) and lasts about 40 minutes.


The London Eye River Cruise is suitable in all weather as it offers covered and sun deck seating. The Cruise is also accessible for wheelchair users and guide dogs are welcome. Also, if you book online there is a 10% discount.


Want to know about the London Eye? Click here for a Mum Report that tells you more…


Booking Advice:

  • Book in advance to avoid queues
  • Discount prices for booking online 
  • Family tickets available and under 4s go free



The London Eye
Riverside Building
County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road


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Teen Verdict

Family days out, attractions and things to do in London and beyond for kids, older kids and teenagers rated by kids and teens with KidRated


This was such a fun experience. I thought that maybe I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as a London local and a teen but I was mistaken. It was pretty obvious about 5 minutes in that no matter your age or location… everyone loves boat rides! I loved seeing London from the river and hearing the commentary of things I might not have noticed by myself. I also liked that it was a really good amount of time. Sometimes sightseeing can be pretty brief or just far too long but this was a perfect 40 mins.

Parent Point of View

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Laura Porter

  • This is a great way to have a rest and see the sights.
  • The commentary is good on facts and you can ask questions.
  • It’s a circular tour so you come back to the London Eye Pier and can explore the South Bank afterwards.
  • The Jubilee Gardens playground is great before or after to let the kids run wild.

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