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London Eye Prices: discounts, offers, how to get cheap tickets...

If you want to ride London's most famous Ferris wheel but don't know how much the tickets cost, keep reading because I'll tell you about it in this post.

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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London Eye Prices: discounts, offers, how to get cheap tickets...

Sunset at the London Eye | © Çağlar Canbay

At 135 meters above sea level, the views of London from the London Eye are amazing!

Discover in this post what is the price of tickets to the London Eye and get ready to live one of the coolest experiences of your trip.

1. How much do tickets to the London Eye cost?

Visiting the London Eye| ©Alessio Cesario
Visiting the London Eye| ©Alessio Cesario

The cheapest option

If going up to the London Eye is one of the dreams you want to fulfill in London during your stay but you are traveling on a tight budget, from 37 at Hellotickets you can get a cheaper ticket than at the box office to the popular Ferris wheel.

Booking this ticket online and in advance you will avoid the long queues that form at the ticket office to buy them but this option does not allow you to skip the queues to access the London Eye (there is another ticket for that which I'll tell you about next!) nor the security check that all visitors have to pass to access the attraction.

The priority access option

If during your trip to London you have a flexible budget and above all you value your free time in the city because you are going to have a very busy schedule, from 45 € you can get in Hellotickets a ticket with priority access to the London Eye that will allow you to avoid the long queues at the foot of the Ferris wheel.

With this ticket you can also book a schedule of access to the Ferris wheel and thus better organize your trip.

This option is also very interesting for families with children visiting London. With this ticket without queues you will enter the cabin faster than with any other ticket and that is a detail to take into account so that the kids do not get tired or impatient waiting in line and the experience is faster, easier and more enjoyable.

Of course, with this ticket you will also have to pass the security check with metal detector like other visitors to the London Eye.

Which experience includes both London Eye tickets?

Another reason to buy one of the above tickets to the London Eye is that it includes access to the 4D Cinema Experience of the attraction, which is located at the back of the ticket booths.

An interactive short film with multi-sensory special effects (fog, snow, wind, etc.) that will show you London in an original and different way... Like you've never seen it before!

Combine the London Eye with other experiences

Since the London Eye is one of the main attractions in London, there are tickets that combine the ascent with another experience, such as tickets to the London Eye and Madame Tussauds museum or tickets to the London Eye with a cruise on the Thames included. This can be a way to save money during your visit to the British capital, so keep it in mind!

Book a tour of London with tickets to the London Eye

2. How much budget do I need for the most premium London Eye tickets?

Briqndando with Champagne| ©Sergio Souza
Briqndando with Champagne| ©Sergio Souza

In case you want to treat yourself during your visit to the London Eye or surprise your partner with a romantic moment, from 55 € you can get a premium ticket on the website of the Ferris wheel to contemplate the spectacular views of the city skyline from the heights. Write down the options!

Champagne Experience

If you pay a little more, about 55 € for the Champagne Experience on the London Eye, you will enjoy the stunning cityscape of London while sipping a delicious glass of Pommery Brut Royal champagne. It is an unforgettable experience!

What's included in this premium London Eye ticket

  • Priority entrance to the Ferris wheel accompanied by a host
  • A chilled glass of Pommery Brut Royal champagne
  • The best 360º panoramic views of London in motion

Private Booth

If you want to surprise your partner with a very original romantic plan in London, from 730 € you can book a London Eye cabin exclusively for you and whoever you want to enjoy a very special moment alone, an ideal plan for Valentine's Day or for a proposal of marriage! The night views of London from the London Eye for a romantic date are a marvel.

What is included in this premium ticket to the London Eye

  • Priority entrance to the Ferris wheel accompanied by a host.
  • Champagne and chocolates
  • The best 360º panoramic moving views of London
  • Entrance to the 4D Cinema Experience at the London Eye

Book a tour of London with tickets to the London Eye

3. Can tickets be purchased at the ticket office?

London Eye ticket office| ©Qverlondres
London Eye ticket office| ©Qverlondres

Yes, tickets to the London Eye can also be purchased at the London Eye ticket office. These are located inside the County Hall building next to the souvenir store (before you go, don't forget to check the opening hours of the Ferris wheel).

Standard ticket prices at the ticket office are:

  • Adult (over 16 years old): From 39 €.
  • Child (between 3 and 15 years old): From 35 €.
  • Children under 3 years old: Free.

Is it worth waiting to get them at the ticket office?

My advice is not to wait to buy tickets to the Ferris wheel once you land in London because it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city that attracts thousands of visitors every day.

If you choose to buy them at the ticket office, you will most likely have to wait in a huge queue (the first of several) and you run the risk of not being able to book the ticket or the time you want because there is no availability for the date you have in mind.

Therefore, I recommend that you do not complicate with this procedure and save time by booking your tickets online. The most comfortable, fast and safe way to organize your visit.

Book a London tour with tickets for the London Eye

4. Are there any discounts for London Eye tickets and how can I save?

Inside a London Eye Cockpit| ©Viator.com
Inside a London Eye Cockpit| ©Viator.com

Visitors to the London Eye can take advantage of reduced admission rates for certain age groups such as children between the ages of 3 and 15.

For example, from 33 € you can get in Hellotickets a standard children's ticket to the Ferris wheel while from 42 € you can buy the children's ticket without queues. At the London Eye itself you can get these tickets from 35 € and from 46 €, respectively.

On the other hand, some groups that also apply discounts and can save on their visit to the London Eye are students who have an NUS or ISIC card, groups of more than 7 people (15%) and more than 10 (20%) or families with at least one adult and two children (13%).

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5. Can I go on the London Eye with a tourist card? How much does it cost?

London Explorer Pass| ©Julia
London Explorer Pass| ©Julia

That's right! If you plan to spend several days in London and you are thinking of buying a tourist card, the visit to the London Eye is included in both the London Pass (from 74 €) and the London Explorer Pass (from 41 €).

Buying one of these tourist passes is a good idea if you are going to be at least 4 days in London and you want to do a lot of activities to do during your stay in London. Thanks to them you can not only save money on the price that would cost you the tickets of each attraction separately, but you will also save time as they allow a faster access to them.

To learn more about these tourist passes, I recommend you to read the post The best tourist card in London where each one is analyzed in detail so you can choose the one that suits you best.

Book the London Pass

6. How much does it cost to get to the London Eye?

From a distance the London Eye| ©Martie Swart
From a distance the London Eye| ©Martie Swart

The London Eye is located in the heart of London, so it will not cost you anything to get there if you go for a walk for example in the area of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster.

However, if you prefer to go there by public transport you can also do it because it is in a very well connected area. In my opinion, the subway is the fastest way to get there (the nearest station is Waterloo) and the price of a single ticket costs from 6 € depending on the area where you move.

Since the price of public transport is a bit high in London, if you want to save money on your trips around the city I advise you to get the Oyster Card (rechargeable card that lowers the price of the single ticket) or the Travelcard (a card for unlimited use for a period of time). If you are going to move around a lot, you also have the option of reserving a seat on the London sightseeing bus.

Book a London sightseeing bus