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Christmas 2024 at the London Eye | Tips, directions & more

Why celebrate Christmas 2024 at the London Eye?

Nestled along the picturesque South Bank, the London Eye becomes a beacon of Christmas magic, inviting both locals and visitors to experience the season's joy. Get ready to create cherished memories and experience the true spirit of Christmas in the heart of London.

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Plan your Christmas at the London Eye

Getting there
What to wear

Address: Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom

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By metro/tube: The closest station is Waterloo which is a 5-minute walk away from London Eye. You can take the Bakerloo line (brown), Jubilee line (grey), Northern line (black), and Waterloo and City line (turquoise) to get there.

By train: You can get off at Waterloo or Charring Cross Station, which are the closest train stations to the London Eye.

By bus: You can take buses 1, 12, 59, 68, 76, 77, 139, 148, 159, 168, 176, 188, 211, 243, 77 and 381, 507, 521 to get to London Eye.

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  • Wheelchair accessibility: The London Eye and London Eye River Cruise are fully wheelchair accessible. Each London Eye pod can accommodate up to two wheelchair users and a maximum of 3 wheelchair users are allowed per cruise. 
  • Carer tickets: Free carer tickets are available for guests with accessible needs.
  • Braille and visual guides: Braille guides are provided for both the London Eye and the London Eye River Cruise, ensuring accessibility to expert commentary for all. There is also a Widgit Guide with universally recognizable symbols.
  • Service animals allowed: Assistance dogs are permitted on the London Eye, as long as they are identifiable as service dogs. 
  • Hidden disabilities assistance: The team is trained to recognize sunflower lanyards; feel free to ask for assistance at any point during your visit.
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  • Wear layers to stay warm. A thermal or long-sleeved shirt under a sweater or fleece can help regulate your body temperature.
  • Bring a stylish and warm coat or jacket. Make sure it's waterproof or water-resistant, as London can experience rain.
  • Don't forget a hat, gloves, and a scarf to keep your head, hands, and neck warm. These can also add a festive touch to your outfit.
  • Wear comfortable and waterproof footwear, especially if you plan to walk around the area. London can be wet in December, and you'll want to keep your feet dry.
  • Since it's Christmas, consider adding a festive touch to your outfit. This could be in the form of holiday-themed accessories, such as a Christmas sweater, or even a touch of red or green in your clothing.
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The London Eye does not have parking facilities. However, the following options are available: 

  • Q-Park Westminster car park: Located a short walk away from the London Eye.
  • National Theatre Car Park: Operating hours are Monday to Sunday from 7am to 7pm.
  • Parking for Blue Badge Holders (Disabled parking): The nearest car park with dedicated blue badge parking spaces is South Bank Parking by Apcoa.
  • Congestion charge zone: Please note that the London Eye falls within the Congestion Charge Zone.
  • Parking restrictions: Be aware of any parking restrictions, especially during the holiday season.
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  • Consider visiting during the evening when the city lights shine brightly.
  • London in December can be chilly, especially when you're 135 meters in the air, so dress warmly.
  • Ensure your camera/ phone is charged to capture the holiday memories.
  • Consider combining your visit to the London Eye with nearby attractions like the Southbank Christmas Market or other festive events happening in the area.
  • If you're celebrating with family or friends, share the experience by booking a private pod.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas at the London Eye

What is the Christmas celebration at the London Eye like?

Christmas at the London Eye is a magical experience, with the iconic attraction adorned in festive lights, offering unique holiday-themed activities and breathtaking views of a twinkling London skyline.

Can I book a private pod for a Christmas celebration?

Yes, private pod bookings are available. Celebrate Christmas with family or friends in an exclusive setting.

What are the best times to visit during the Christmas season?

Evening rides can be particularly magical with the city lights.

Is the London Eye decorated for Christmas?

Yes, the London Eye is often decorated for Christmas, creating a festive atmosphere. The pod may be adorned with seasonal decorations.

Are there dining options at/near the London Eye during Christmas?

The London Eye offers various dining options. Check for special Christmas menus or consider dining at nearby restaurants along the South Bank to complement your Christmas celebration.

Are there family-friendly activities during Christmas?

Yes, the London Eye is family-friendly, and during Christmas, there may be special activities or events for children. Check for family-focused offerings when planning your visit.

Can I purchase Christmas gifts or souvenirs?

Yes, the London Eye has gift shops where you can purchase Christmas-themed souvenirs and gifts. It's a great way to take home a memento of your festive experience.

Is public transportation available to the London Eye during the Christmas season?

Yes, public transportation, including buses and the tube, is available. Waterloo is the closest tube station and there are several bus routes available.

Is the London Eye wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the London Eye and London Eye River Cruise are fully wheelchair accessible.

Is there parking available?

The London Eye itself does not have parking facilities. Visitors are encouraged to use nearby parking options.

What should I wear to the London Eye during Christmas?

Dress warmly in layers, considering London's cold December weather. Don't forget a coat, hat, gloves, and a scarf.