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.
Are you sure that buying tickets for the London Eye is one of the first things you have to do during your trip to the British capital? At 135 meters high, the views of London from the Ferris wheel are amazing!
Find out 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.
How much do tickets to the London Eye cost?
There are several options to access the mythical London Ferris wheel. Depending on the time and money you want to spend on this attraction, you will have on the one hand, the cheaper standard ticket where you will have to wait in line to access the London Eye and, on the other hand, the one with priority access for a higher price.
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 euros you can get a standard ticket to the popular Ferris wheel.
Booking this ticket online and in advance you will avoid the long queues that form at the ticket offices 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 will tell you about next!) nor the security check that all visitors have to go through to access the attraction.
The option with priority access
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 tight schedule, from 45 € you can get 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 time to access the 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 go through the security checkpoint with metal detector like other visitors to the London Eye.
Access to the 4D Cinema Experience
Both tickets include access to the 4D Cinema Experience, where you will see an interactive short film that shows another multi-sensory view of the city of London like you've never seen it before!
Save on your visit and 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 ride with another experience, so you can save a little money. If for example you plan to see Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square you can take advantage of this tour that includes a visit to all these monuments, plus tickets to the London Eye.
Or even, on the Hellotickets website, you also have a savings pack with a complete tour of the city with tickets for the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, London Eye and even a boat ride!
I leave you more information about these combined tours in our posts about the combined tickets to the London Eye and Madame Tussauds museum or the tickets to the London Eye with a cruise on the Thames.
How much budget do I need for the London Eye plus premium tickets?
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 see the spectacular views of the city skyline from above. Check out the options!
If you pay a little more, about 55 ¤ for the Champagne Experience at the London Eye, you will enjoy the stunning London cityscape while sipping a delicious glass of Pommery Brut Royal champagne. It is an unforgettable experience!
What's included in this premium ticket to the London Eye
- Priority entry to the Ferris wheel accompanied by a host
- A glass of chilled Pommery Brut Royal champagne
- The best 360º panoramic views of London in motion
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's included in this premium ticket to the London Eye
- Priority entry to the Ferris wheel accompanied by a host.
- Champagne and chocolates
- The best moving 360º panoramic views of London
- Entry to the 4D Cinema Experience at the London Eye
3. Can tickets be purchased at the ticket office?
Yes, tickets for 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 times of the Ferris wheel).
The standard ticket prices at the ticket office are:
- Adult (over 16 years): From 39 €
- Child (between 3 and 15 years): From 35 €
- Children under 3 years: Free.
Is it worth waiting to get them at the box 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 convenient, fast and secure way to organize your visit.
4. How can I save money on tickets to the London Eye?
Visitors to the London Eye can benefit from reduced ticket prices for certain age groups such as children between 3 and 15 years old.
For example, from £33 you can get a standard children's ticket to the Ferris wheel while from £42 you can buy a children's skip the line ticket. In 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 with your 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%).
5. Can I go on the London Eye with a tourist card and how much does it cost?
That's right! If you are planning to spend several days in London and you are thinking of buying a tourist card, the visit to the London Eye is included with 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 will not only save money on the price of the tickets for each attraction separately, but you will also save time as they allow a quicker 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.
6. How much does it cost to get to the London Eye?
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 in London is a bit high, 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 to book a seat on the London sightseeing bus.