A 30-minute ride in one of the 32 glass capsules offers 360-degree views over London highlights such as St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. One rotation takes 30 minutes, with the structure rotating at a fairly slow speed, meaning visitors are free to walk about their capsule and take photos from all sides.
The Eye’s more than 3.5 million annual visitors make the lines often quite long. Pre-book a fast-track London Eye ticket to maximize your time. Travelers with a penchant for luxury can opt to sip champagne while they ride. Many London Eye tours combine wheel rides with afternoon tea, a Thames River cruise, or bus tours. City tours cover the Eye and top sites, including the Tower of London and London Dungeon.