10 expert reviews
“On a clear day you can see as far as Windsor Castle, 25 miles away, from the top of the London Eye, one of the world's largest observation wheels.”
– Time Out
"This giant Ferris wheel is the largest cantilevered observation wheel ever built and among the city's tallest structures." Full review
"The 443-foot-high London Eye, designed by husband-and-wife architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, is the largest observation wheel in the world."
"You're free to move around inside the pod during its voyage, although everyone tends to congregate in the northern half to look out over the river and the heart of sightseeing London." Full review
"A ride – or 'flight', as it is called here – in one of the wheel's 32 glass-enclosed eye pods holding up to 28 people draws 3.5 million visitors annually." Full review
Visit before 11am or after 3pm to avoid peak density.
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Travel + Leisure
"Originally built for the new millennium, this mammoth Ferris wheel has 32 dangling pods (each holds 25 people sitting or standing) that gracefully take flight 443 feet above the city." Full review
Avoid weekends and go in good weather before 11 a.m. or after 3 p.m. for the quietest trip.