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What is the London Eye River Cruise?

The London Eye River Cruise covers all of London's most essential and recognizable attractions and is one of the most pleasant ways to see the city. The ferry is specifically constructed for the finest possible tourist experience and has an onboard bar with food and beverages. You can board the cruise at one of three piers: Westminster, Tower, or Greenwich, and you will be given a detailed overview of all the sights along the river. This river cruise allows you to sit back and take in the sights of the city without the hassle of time bound entries and exits. The London Eye River Cruise comes with the added opportunity of seeing the city from the vantage point of the London Eye.

Why Take the London Eye River Cruise?

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Hop-on Hop off anytime: The London Eye River Cruise lets you enjoy the wonders of the Thames and hop-on or hop-off at any of the four piers that are convenient to you.

Sightsee at your leisure: The Cruises depart every 30 minutes, allowing you the opportunity to see the sights of the city at your own leisure.

Cafes on board: All of the boats include cafés where you can buy hot and cold drinks as well as food.

Witness landmark attractions: The cruise allows you to see the mesmerizing sights of London including The Shard, The Tower of London, Greenwich Market, The OXO Tower, and The Sky Garden.

London Eye River Cruise | Essentials

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  • When does the London Eye River Cruise operate?
    The London Eye River Cruise operates between 10:45 AM and 4:45 PM.
  • How long is the London Eye River Cruise?
    The London Eye River Cruise takes about 40 minutes.
  • When is the best time to go for the London Eye River Cruise?
    The best time to go for the London Eye River Cruise is between September to November when the skies are clearer and a downpour is less likely.

Highlights of London Eye River Cruise

London eye river cruise - Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament, officially known as the Palace of Westminster, house both the elected House of Commons and the appointed or hereditary House of Lords. The oldest element of this neo-Gothic structure originates from the mid-nineteenth century this is a sight to behold from the river Thames.

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Big Ben

Elizabeth Tower, also known as Big Ben, is the most famous feature of the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament). This tower is the representative structure of London for the entire world.

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london eye river cruise Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge, made of steel, aluminum, and concrete, connects the south bank of the Thames, in front of Tate Modern, to the north bank, below St Paul's Cathedral, at Peter's Hill. The low-slung frame is stunning to view from your ferry especially in the evening.

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern is an extraordinary modern and contemporary art gallery housed in the brilliantly renovated Bankside Power Station, and it is one of London's most stunning attractions.

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london eye river cruise The Gherkin

The Gherkin

Despite the best efforts of the engineering individuality that now surrounds it, "the Gherkin" remains the City's most interesting skyscraper. The view of this building from your London Eye River Cruise will help you understand modern English architecture.

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Tower of London
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The Monument

This massive Doric column of Portland stone, designed by Christopher Wren, serves as a reminder of the Great Fire of London in 1666, which destroyed 80% of the city. It is 62 meters tall, representing the distance from the bakery in Pudding Lane where the fire is believed to have begun.




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Visitor Tips for London Eye River Cruise

  • Planning Your Visit: Book tickets in advance to avoid long queues, pick a clear day for stunning views, and arrive early to enjoy the area's attractions.
  • Riding the London Eye: The ride takes about 30 minutes, and capsules rotate slowly, so it's easy to walk around and take in the view from all angles.
  • Photography: Bring a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning views of London. Be mindful of other visitors, and avoid blocking their view.
  • Weather Considerations: Dress appropriately for the weather, as the capsules are not climate-controlled. In case of rain, ponchos are available.
  • Additional Attractions: Combine a ride on the London Eye with a visit to the nearby SEA LIFE London Aquarium, or take a boat tour along the Thames River.
  • Safety Considerations: The London Eye is a safe attraction, but be sure to follow staff instructions, keep an eye on children, and don't lean out of the capsule.

Frequently Asked Questions About the London Eye River Cruise Answered

Where does the London Eye river cruise depart from?

The London Eye River Cruise departs from Westminster Pier.

Can I get off the London Eye river cruise at any stop?

Yes, you can get off the London Eye River Cruise at any stop.

Are there any refreshments during the Lodnon Eye river cruise experience?

Yes, all London Eye River Cruise ferries are well stocked with refreshments.

What is the best time to go for the London Eye River Cruise experience?

The best time to go for the London Eye River Cruise experience is between September to November.

When can I visit the London Eye with my London Eye River Cruise tickets?

You can visit the London Eye anytime on the day of the London Eye River Cruise tickets booking.

What can I see during a London Eye river cruise?

During your London Eye river cruise you will witness landmark attractions like Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and more.

Is there food available during the London Eye river cruise?

Yes, there are cafes on board the London Eye river cruise.