The Coca-Cola London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel; a feat of design and engineering it has become the modern symbol representing the capital and a global icon. The experience showcases breath-taking 360 degree views of the capital and its famous landmarks and has been the number one visitor experience in the city for the past decade.
The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and gives you an ever changing perspective of London. Within each capsule, six touch screens powered by Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 allow you to explore the capital’s iconic landmarks in several languages.
An experience on the Coca-Cola London Eye will lift you high enough to see up to 40 kilometres on a clear day and keep you close enough to see the spectacular details of the city unfolding beneath you.
Included with every ticket is entry to the amazing the Coca-Cola London Eye 4D Experience, an inspiring journey of discovery that brings London to life through unique perspectives and multi-sensory special effects, including wind, bubbles and smell.
Book the Coca-Cola London Eye tickets today!
*Please note that children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, aged 18 or over, at all times.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the London Eye
- You can see around 40km from the top – as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day.
- The LONDON EYE can carry 800 guests per rotation – equivalent to 11 London red double-decker buses.
- There are 32 capsules in total, one for each of the London boroughs. For superstitious reasons they are numbered up to 33, with capsule 13 left out for good luck.
- Each of the 32 capsules weighs 10 tonnes. To put that figure into perspective, it’s the same weight as 1,052,631 pound coins!
- Each rotation takes approximately 30 minutes, meaning that a capsule travels at a stately 26cm per second, or 0.9km (0.6 miles) per hour – twice as fast as a tortoise sprinting; this slow rate of rotation allows guests to step on and off without the wheel having to stop.
- In one year the LONDON EYE will rotate 7668 times, or 2300 miles, as far as from London to Cairo in Egypt, home to other wonders of the world.
- The circumference of the wheel is 424m (1,392ft) – meaning that if it were unravelled, it would be 1.75 times longer than the UK’s tallest building (One Canada Square at Canary Wharf) which is 244m tall!
- The height of the LONDON EYE is 135m (443ft – equivalent to 64 red telephone boxes piled on top of each other), making it the sixth tallest structure in London after the BT Tower, Tower 42, 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), One Canada Square in Canary Wharf and The Shard.
- Supermodel Kate Moss holds the record for the UK celebrity that’s enjoyed the most rotations, standing at 25, and Hollywood star Jessica Alba holds the record for an overseas celebrity that’s enjoyed the most rotations, standing at 31.
- With an average of 3.75 million visitors a year, the LONDON EYE receives more visitors annually than ancient wonders of the world like theTaj Mahal (2.4 million per year), Stonehenge (850,000 per year) and even the Great Pyramids of Giza (3 million per year).