The lastminute.com London Eye
11 to 6pm (last entry 5:45pm)
25 December: Closed
31 December: Closed
Monday 7th January to Tuesday 22nd January: Closed for annual maintenance
Location: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
Nearest tube station: Waterloo
*Only available with 24hrs Hop-on Hop-off bus tour
These cruises are operated by Thames River Sightseeing.
The first boat departs from Westminster Pier at 11am
Boats leave every 30 minutes from:
Westminster Pier (Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH)
Embankment Pier (Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WS2N 6NU)
Festival Pier (Festival Pier, South Bank, London SE1 9PX)
Bankside Pier (Bankside Pier, Bankside, London SE1 9DT)
St Katharine’s Pier - for Tower of London - (St Katharine’s Pier, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD)
Cruise rides last 30 minutes.
Open All Year except 24, 25, 26 December and 1st January.
Red Route :
Daily, every 15-20 mins.
Orange Route :
Daily, every 30min.
PLEASE NOTE STOPS 5 AND 6 ARE CLOSED FOR NOW: Shaftesbury Avenue is closed temporarily.
BUS STOP 18 IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY.
You can join the tour from any of our stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus.
Your 24 hours ticket is valid from the moment you get on your first bus.
Your 1 day ticket is valid only for the date chosen at the time of booking.
Departure point: You can join the tour from any of our touristic bus stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus.
Buses typically run every 15 to 20 minutes from Main touristic bus stops.
Audio guide languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Indian, Japanese and Arabic.
The lastminute.com London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You’ll spot the flag flying if she is. A Standard Ticket Experience on the lastminute.com London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure.
The London Eye 4D
The lastminute.com London Eye 4D is a groundbreaking 3D film with in theatre effects, such as wind, bubbles and mist, to make the 4D. The film itself is a touching story of a little girl in London with her father. Her view of famous London landmarks is obscured by people and traffic, but a seagull draws her attention to the lastminute.com London Eye and her visit finally gives her an amazing view of the city. Colourful parties inside the capsule, time lapse of the lastminute.com London Eye day and night and a spectacular firework display all add up to an emotional and entertaining experience; the perfect prelude to the lastminute.com London Eye itself.
Please note: all standard ticket guests wishing to see the 4D Experience would need to join the 4D entrance queue with their tickets 45 minutes prior to their booked time.
Technological Innovation for an Enhanced Experience
Touch screen guides have been designed to enhance your flight as you take in spectacular views from the London Eye. These guides offer a more interactive flight experience as you marvel at the capital’s very finest sights. They are available as part of the standard ticket price. Features include key information on 55 eminent landmarks that can be viewed from the London Eye as well as a 3D view of each attraction, making it come alive before your eyes.
The London Eye Guide – the official app for the lastminute.com London Eye
Available to download for free, this app has been designed to enhance your experience and give you an alternative 360⁰ view of the London. The London Eye Guide will show you more than the eye can see! Discover the history and fascinating facts behind London’s amazing skyline. Tap on any hotspot you discover to find extra information, reviews and directions, and make this app your must-see checklist for the rest of your time in London! The app is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin.
London Hop on Hop off bus tour
This super convenient hop-on hop-off bus ticket is ideal for visitors who want to see as much of the city as they can! Valid for for either an entire working day or 24 hours, across all Golden Tours routes, this handy ticket lets you explore the city of London from the comfort of our open top buses. Spend the whole day exploring the capital, jumping on and off at your leisure or whenever you pass something interesting. See landmarks and attractions such as The London Eye, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben and Piccadilly Circus.
Each bus has an informative and entertaining live English guide or audio guides in eleven languages. The open upper deck is the best way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this glorious city.
You can use any of the routes available:
The Classic Tour (Red route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
The Essential Tour (Orange route): Passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as Hyde Park and Regents Park, two of the prettiest parks in London.
The Morning and Evening Drop off Service (Yellow and Green routes): buses will pick guests from popular hotel areas and bring them to Central London in the morning and drop them off by the end of the day.
Free 24hrs Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride available with the 24hrs Hop on Hop off bus tour :
Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this hop-on hop-off boat ride. Departing from Westminster and taking you to St Katharine’s Pier, you’ll get to soak in panoramic views of the capital’s most iconic landmarks for a sightseeing experience like no other! Discover fascinating facts as you cruise with live commentary from the captain and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian. Tickets are valid for 24 hours (unlimited usage within this time) so you can see the best of London at your own leisure!