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Best Ways to Get to London Eye | Location, Directions & More

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Experience the magnificence of the London Eye, a true icon among London's attractions, renowned for its panoramic city views. Nestled on the South Bank of the River Thames and reaching a height of 135 meters, learn the best directions to the London Eye and make the most of your visit.

Where is London Eye located?

Getting to London Eye by public transportation

London tube to London eye

By Tube

Nearest station: Waterloo

  • The London Eye is just a short 10-minute walk from the Waterloo tube station. 
  • Upon exiting the station, head towards the river and follow the signs to the South Bank. You'll soon come across the London Eye, which is hard to miss.
  • You can take the bus from Waterloo Station to London Eye. You can take either the 211 or 77 bus from the Waterloo Road stop, and it will drop you off near the London Eye. 
London railway to London eye

By Train

Nearest station: Waterloo and Charing Station

  • The London Eye is only a short walk away from both Waterloo and Charing Cross Railway Stations.
  • From Waterloo, follow the signs to the South Bank and walk along the riverbank until you reach the attraction. 
  • From Charing Cross, cross over the Hungerford Bridge and walk along the riverbank until you reach the London Eye.
getting to london eye by bus

By Bus

Nearest station: County Hall

  • The London Eye is served by several bus routes, including bus routes 211, 77, and 381. 
  • To get to the London Eye by bus, you'll need to identify the nearest bus stop to your starting location. 
  • Buses run frequently throughout the day, with some routes operating 24 hours.
Thames Clippers

By Boat

Nearest stop: London Eye Pier 

  • The River Bus service operates daily from various piers along the River Thames, including Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, and London Bridge City Pier. 
  • Thames Clippers is another popular boat service that operates along the River Thames. It offers frequent services between various piers, including the London Eye pier.
  • For a more leisurely and scenic journey, visitors can also take a canal boat to the London Eye.

Getting to London Eye by car

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Driving route

Taking Central London as the starting point, head south on any of the major roads towards the River Thames. Cross the River Thames via Westminster Bridge or Lambeth Bridge and continue straight ahead onto the Albert Embankment road. After about 300 meters, turn left onto Chicheley Street and continue straight ahead for about 200 meters. Take the second exit onto Belvedere Road, continue on Belvedere Road for about 500 meters and you will see the London Eye on your left-hand side.

Parking

Parking facilities

Visitors driving to the London Eye can take advantage of a 10% discount on pre-bookings at the Q-Park Westminster Car Park.

Cycle to London Eye

cycling near London eye
  • There are several cycle routes that lead to the London Eye, including the Cycle Superhighway 3 (CS3) and the Thames Path National Trail.
  • The London Eye offers several cycle racks located close to the attraction, which allow cyclists to secure their bikes while visiting the attraction.
  • Cycling in London can be challenging, especially during peak hours, so cyclists should always wear helmets, follow traffic rules, and be aware of their surroundings to ensure their safety.
  • Some roads in central London can be busy and congested, so it is advisable to plan your route in advance and check for any road closures or diversions before setting out.
  • Cycling to the London Eye provides a scenic and environmentally friendly option for visitors who want to explore the city at their own pace.
King's Cross St.

King’s Cross

Travel Time: 25 minutes

Take the London Underground from King's Cross St. Pancras Station to Waterloo Station. Once you exit Waterloo Station, follow the signs to the South Bank. This will take you down the stairs and through the station concourse. Turn left and continue walking along the South Bank until you reach the London Eye. 

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Oxford Circus

Travel Time: 20 minutes

Take the Bakerloo Line from Oxford Circus station towards Elephant & Castle station. Get off at Waterloo station. Exit Waterloo station following the signs for the South Bank. Walk along the South Bank until you reach the London Eye.

Waterloo train station

Waterloo

Travel Time: 10 minutes

  • Exit Waterloo Station through the main concourse towards the South Bank exit. Follow the signs to the South Bank, which will lead you down a set of stairs and onto the street. 
  • Turn left and walk along the South Bank for approximately 10 minutes. The London Eye will be visible on your right-hand side.
London Paddington Station

Paddington

Travel Time: 25 minutes

  • Take the Bakerloo Line from Paddington Station towards Elephant & Castle Station. Get off at Waterloo station. 
  • Exit Waterloo station following the signs for the South Bank. Walk along the South Bank until you reach the London Eye. The walk should take around 10 to 15 minutes.
London Victoria Station

Victoria

Travel Time: 15 minutes

  • Take the London Underground from Victoria Station to Westminster Station. Once you exit Westminster Station, follow the signs to the South Bank. 
  • When you reach the street, turn right and continue walking along the South Bank until you reach the London Eye.
London rail

Euston

Travel Time: 25 minutes

  • Take the Northern Line from Euston station towards Kennington station. Get off at Waterloo station. 
  • Exit Waterloo station following the signs for the South Bank. Walk along the South Bank until you reach the London Eye.



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Frequently asked questions about London Eye's location

Where is the London Eye located?

The official address of the London Eye is Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom.

What is the best way to reach the London Eye from central London?

The most convenient way is to take the London Underground (Tube) to Waterloo Station, which is a short walk from the London Eye.

What are the different ways to reach the London Eye?

You can take a bus, tube (underground), boat, or train to London Eye. You can also drive to the attraction. However, public transport is the cheapest option.

What is the easiest way to reach the London Eye in London?

The easiest way to reach London Eye is by taking a tube to Waterloo Station and walking to the attraction.

Which is the closest bus stop to the London Eye?

The closest bus stop to London Eye is County Hall.

Are there parking facilities near the London Eye?

Limited parking is available, but it's advisable to use public transportation due to high demand. Waterloo Station has nearby parking options.

Can I reach the London Eye by boat?

Yes, you can take a scenic riverboat cruise on the Thames to reach the London Eye. There are designated piers for river transport.

How far is the London Eye from major London attractions like Buckingham Palace or the Tower of London?

The London Eye is centrally located, and many attractions are within a few miles. For example, Buckingham Palace is around 2 miles away, and the Tower of London is approximately 4 miles away.

Are there family-friendly transport options to the London Eye?

Yes, family-friendly transport options, such as buses and river cruises, provide a comfortable journey to the London Eye.

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