For the capital’s most incredible view
Get ready for a whole new perspective of London as you watch the world fly by (very slowly) from the comfort of your own capsule. Our London bus tour takes you closest to the London Eye – an amazing feat of engineering and the largest cantilevered observation wheel in the world.
About the London Eye
Designed by award-winning British architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, the London Eye was launched in 2000 as part of the millennium celebrations. The 32 pods represent the city’s 32 boroughs, and the wheel itself was constructed horizontally on the river before being raised over several weeks to a vertical position.
Bird’s eye view
Each capsule can carry up to 25 passengers and takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution. So there’s plenty of time to take pictures of London’s dramatic skyline – or capture the ultimate selfie, 135 metres (443 feet) up in the air. It’s easy to see why it’s the ‘must do’ tourist attraction for over 4 million people each year. Buy London Eye tickets now.
Other interesting facts about London Eye
- On a clear day, it’s possible to see around 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the top of the Eye, as far as Windsor Castle to the west
- It can carry 800 passengers at a time, equivalent to 11 Big Bus double-deckers
- A capsule travels at a stately 0.9 kilometers (0.6 miles) per hour, so passengers can step on and off without the wheel having to stop