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London Eye

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London Eye

KidRated’s London Eye Top Tips:

This fantastic landmark was completed in January 2000 for the millennium celebrations after more than seven years in construction. The London Eye rises majestically from the Jubilee Gardens on the south bank of the River Thames, 135 metres into the London skyline.


Weighing more than sixteen hundred tonnes, it incorporates over four miles of cables. From the highest point, you can see 25 miles in every direction, giving a spectacular view of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster. Native Londoners can even try and spot their houses.


The London Eye is the world largest observation wheel and the fifth-highest structure in the skies of London, with only Canary Wharf, Tower 42, The Shard and the London Telecom Tower being higher.


Each of the 32 capsules holds up to 25 passengers. Approximately fifteen thousand people visit each day.

Booking Advice:

  • Click Buy Tickets Now for the London Eye Ultimate 4D experience
  • Visit earlier or later in the day to avoid monumental peak time queues
  • Fast track tickets and Merlin Passes are more expensive but worth it



Riverside Bldg, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB


All Year

Phone number:

+44 (0)871 781 3000


Opening hours:

September – December
10.00am – 8.30pm
24 December
10.00am – 5.30pm
31 December
10.00am – 3.00pm
1-5 January
daily 10.00am – 8.30pm
* Exclusions apply. Please see their website for details.

How to get there:

Tube: Waterloo, Westminster

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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


As a kid growing up in London, I’ve been on the London Eye a few times throughout my childhood. Now as a teenager, I absolutely loved going back with my mates. It’s a great event to plan your day around and we had a blast trying to point to where our houses were and people spotting. Definitely an attraction that is good for kids, teenagers and adults.

Parent Point of View

Things to do, places to go for kids and teenagers - cool, academic, fun and entertaining in London and beyond with KidRated

Laura Porter

  • Select your time of visit and book online for the best price
  • Use the touchscreens in the capsules to get more information about the landmarks
  • To keep kids interested for the full 30 minutes set them a challenge to find well-known landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf
  • Take a map with you, or buy one from the gift shop
  • Take binoculars, if available
  • There are toilets in County Hall (by the London Eye ticket hall) and in the Royal Festival Hall
  • Jubilee Gardens has a playground for afterwards

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