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January 1st, 2016 / / 28 Comments »

1. Online Discounts for London Eye

Often, the best deals for the London Eye can be found when booking online where you can take advantage of early bird offers & online discounted ticket offers.

Booking online can secure you up to a 20% discount off standard ticket prices plus fastrack ticket upgrades that help you beat the queues.  Purchasing tickets in advance also comes with the added attraction of bypassing the first queue of the day that builds at the ticket booths, (standard ticket holders will still need to queue to gain entry).

Top Tips for the London Eye

The London Eye is one of the more popular attractions in London but there are still ways & means to keep your queue times down.  Simply follow our top tips for the London Eye packed with queue-busting ideas to reduce wait times plus hints & tips to help you get the most from your visit.

 

view from the top of the London Eye

View from the London Eye, (photo; Phil Loach)

 

2. London Eye; 2 for 1 Vouchers

The London Eye is currently running a 2 for 1 voucher for those that travel by train that is valid until 30 April 2016.  Simply download a voucher and present it, with your valid train tickets, on the day of your visit.  This 2 for 1 voucher offers 1 FREE adult or child when accompanied by a full paying adult and cannot be used in conjunction with online discounts/any other promotion.

More details available at London Eye 2 for 1 Voucher.

Affordable Accommodation in London?

If the London Eye is just one stop on your trip to London,  then finding affordable accommodation is likely to be a priority.  We tend to use TripAdvisor that is packed with 1000’s of reviews from fellow travellers including the 10 best London hotel deals from TripAdvisor that can help you combine value for money with peace of mind.

You can find more cheap ticket options for the London Eye below including discounted senior tickets & combination tickets.

 

view of the London Eye & south bank in London

View of the London Eye from Westminster Bridge, (photo; Phil Loach)

 

3. London Eye; Senior Discounts

The London Eye offers senior discounted tickets at select times of the year for those aged 60 years & above. These cheaper tickets are available from Monday to Friday but are not valid during July or August nor available during any weekend.

This option is only available on standard price tickets but does offer a cheaper option for those that can be flexible on when they visit plus the queues are likely to be down too!

London on a Budget

Whilst the London Eye is not included within the London Pass, this sightseeing pass does include entry to 60+ top attractions in London plus fastrack entry to popular settings such as the Tower of London & Windsor Castle.  Opting for a city sightseeing card can save you both time & money on a trip to London.

Find out more details below on other London Eye offers including combination tickets for those planning to visit a number of London attractions.

 

Inside a London Eye capsule

Inside the London Eye, (photo; Phil Loach)

 

4. Combination Tickets; London Eye, Madame Tussauds + 2

For those planning to visit a number of London attractions, it can be worth investing in combined entry tickets to the London Eye that offers a substantial discount off standard price tickets.

With a range of combination packages available, you can add a trip to Madame Tussauds, Shrek’s Adventure, the London Dungeon or Sea Life London Aquarium to your flight on the London Eye.  This option can offer value for money for those planning a few days in the city.

5. Fastrack Tickets for the London Eye

If you are looking to beat the queues at the London Eye, then worth considering a fastrack ticket that allows you to bypass the standard ticket line by gaining access through a separate priority entrance.  This option works well for those that don’t mind paying a higher ticket price to avoid the worst of the queues at this popular London attraction.

For those on a budget, take a look at our alternative London attractions or views of London on a budget packed with great money saving ideas.  You can also find below details on one option for FREE entry for the London Eye!

 

view from the London Eye at dusk

London Eye at dusk, (photo; Phil Loach)

 

6. Free Tickets to London Eye; Open House London

Here’s a chance to pick up FREE tickets to the London Eye under Open House London that runs each September.  This event offers FREE access to hundreds of London settings including the London Eye during one weekend a year! Whilst this event has now taken place for 2015, we’ll bring you more details as they come in for 2016.

7. The London Eye; Merlin Pass

If you plan to visit a number of Merlin Attractions during the year, it can be worth investing in a Merlin Pass that includes entry to the London Eye, LEGOLAND Windsor, Warwick Castle & Madame Tussauds.  Although a standard Merlin Pass is not valid at the London Eye during busy times, (excludes bank holidays, August, 14 February or 29-31 October 2015), a Premium Merlin Pass is valid throughout the year.

Worth knowing that the London Eye is literally next door to both the London Sea Life Aquarium & the London Dungeon for those planning a trip to London.

 

london eye & london sea life aquarium on the south bank

London Eye, South Bank, (photo; Phil Loach)

 

8. London Eye Deals; Tesco Clubard Vouchers

Whilst you cannot use clubcard vouchers to secure London Eye tickets, Tesco shoppers can pick up a 12 month standard Merlin Pass that includes entry to the London Eye plus a range of other attractions including LEGOLAND Windsor & Sea Life Centres.  There is also the option of upgrade to a Premium Merlin Pass for around an additional £50 in cash too.

9. London Eye Free Adult Entry Voucher, (expired)

The FREE Adult Entry voucher on promotional packets of Kellogg’s cereals is unfortunately no longer valid on the London Eye, (although it is available for use at other Merlin attractions such as LEGOLAND Windsor & Madame Tussauds until 30 June 2016).  We’ll let you know if a similar offer from Kellogg’s runs again during 2016 for the London Eye.

Budget London

If you are planning a budget trip to London, you no doubt have come across the sightseeing pass that offers discounted entry to over 60 top London attractions, but have you come across the 10 best cheap hotels in London from TripAdvisor that’s packed with reviews from fellow travellers too for peace of mind.

Follow our top tips for the London Eye below to make the most of your visit to this popular attraction.

 

view of the London eye from the steps on the south bank

The London Eye, (photo; Phil Loach)

 

Top Tips for the London Eye

1. This is one attraction it is very difficult to find much of a discount especially at peak times.  Often your best bet is to book online in advance to take advantage of discounts of up to 20% off standard price tickets.

2. The London Eye is becoming an iconic landmark in the city but it’s still worth remembering to opt for a clear day.  Don’t forget to check the weather forecast before you visit.

3. This is a very busy attraction so it can also be worth planning a visit first thing in the morning to avoid the inevitable queues or alternatively consider a fastrack ticket that allows you to bypass the queues.

4. Weigh up potential savings you can make when using a 2 for 1 voucher for the London Eye against increased queue times during busy times.  Voucher holders will need to purchase tickets on the day and so will need to join the inevitable queue at the ticket booths.  Those with online tickets can avoid this queue.

5. Passholders should keep an eye out for restrictions on use at the London Eye for those with a standard Merlin Pass.  Restrictions include no entry to the London Eye during the month of August, bank holidays & other select dates during the year.  Premium Merlin Passholders have no restrictions on use.

6. Why not combine a trip to the London Eye with a budget trip on the River Thames using the Thames Clipper commuter ferry or take a tour of the Houses of Parliament by simply walking across Westminster Bridge.

We’ve plenty of other top tips for the London Eye packed with more ways to beat the queues & enjoy your visit.

 

A view of the London Eye, (photo; Phil Loach)

A view of the London Eye, (photo; Phil Loach)

 

Free Trip on the London Eye

From time to time, London Eye runs time limited free entry offers although you have to be quick to take advantage of these deals.  Previously we’ve seen free rotations offered on the first hour of re-opening, (following its annual maintenance closure) & also to Kate & Wills couples, (after the birth of a royal baby).

Keep checking back to see if they run further offers later this year.

London to Paris By Bike?

The Avenue Verte runs from London Eye to Notre Dame in Paris and offers cyclists a planned 250 mile route between these 2 capital cities through sleepy villages & beautiful countryside.  We’ve tried this out for ourselves and you can see our review of Avenue Verte with a few top tips & hints to help you plan your journey.

Remember if you are looking for good quality accommodation in London that you can rely on then check out TripAdvisor.  Packed with 1000’s of reviews from fellow including listings for the 10 best hotel deals in London from TripAdvisor.

 

Views from the London Eye at night, (photo; Phil Loach)

Views from the London Eye at night, (photo; Phil Loach)

 

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  1. going from leighton buzzard to london eye on 4th february. any deals

    • Hi Carol if you are travelling by train, then you make use of a 2 for 1 voucher for the London Eye, (you will see the link within the London Eye deals page) that is valid until 30 April, (excluding 13 & 14 February, 25 March – 10 April 2016). Simply download the voucher and present with valid train tickets at the London Eye ticket kiosk on the day of your visit. Those over 60 years can take advantage of discounted tickets when booked online in advance, (weekdays only during off peak times but I see that the 4 Feb falls on a Thursday). I can also see cheaper ticket prices available on the 4 February if you plan to visit later in the day. Hope this helps? Liz

  2. Are there any 2 for 1 voucher for the London Eye that I can use during October? If not, are there any other cheap ticket options for the London Eye?

    • Hi Shona, if you are travelling by train you can take advantage of the Days Out Guide 2 for 1 voucher, (listed within the London Eye article). This voucher is valid until 23 October 2015, simply download the voucher and present with valid train tickets on the day of your visit.

  3. I am looking for a 2 for 1 voucher or other discounted ticket option for the London Eye that I can use in September?

    • Hi Stella, the current 2 for 1 voucher for the London Eye if you travel by train runs out on 31 July. However, often during off-peak times this 2 for 1 promotion runs again so worth keeping an eye for that, (we’ll let you know if they extend this date). Also watch out for Open House London that in previous years has offered free tickets to the London Eye under a ballot system. More details on this as they come in.

  4. vivian ward says:

    hi Liz Walsh im just wondering if you can help us too we are going to london on the 4th of aug. till the 7th im on this site and looking for a good deals as well. i am collecting some of that Kelloggs deals as well think i have collect 12 dozen of keloggs vouchers.we already booked flights and hotel….we are looking for a cheap train going to our hotel and some of the london sightseeing activities,oyster pass etc.were coming from aberdeen to gatwick and then on our return fly back to aberdeen to luton airport.see if u can help us to get a cheap train .i am travelling with my husband and my 5 yrs.old boy.

    looking forward for you reply thank you xx

    • Hi Vivian, unfortunately the Kelloggs adults go free vouchers are no longer valid at London Eye, (they expired on 3 April 2015). If you are looking for a 2 for 1 voucher for the London Eye, check out the days out guide 2 for 1 voucher that is valid if you travel by train on the day of your visit, (there are also plenty of other 2 for 1 vouchers available for London Attractions on the days out guide too). However you will be able to use the Kellogg’s vouchers at other London Merlin Attractions, (but not the London Dungeon nor the new Shrek attraction). Sorry I’m not going to be much help with travel arrangements as Topdogdays is more about the visitor attractions themselves but worth trying thetrainline or national rail that will give the low-down on the best train fares available. Might also be worth considering a family & friends railcard to bring the prices down further. Have a good trip, Liz

  5. HI
    ON THE 2 FOR 1 SITE I SEE THAT THE OFFER IS VALID UNTIL JULY 31.
    YOU WRITE IT IS EXPIRED/
    IS THERE SOMETHING I DONT KNOW? I DONT WANT TO COME AND BE DISAPPOINTED…

    THANX

    • Hi Merav, whilst the Kellogg’s adults go free voucher is valid at other Merlin attraction until 30 June 2016, (some restrictions on dates), unfortunately it was only valid at London Eye until 3 April 2015:(

      • BUT I MEAN THE TRAVEL BY TRAIN 2 FOR 1(NATIONAL RAIL)
        THIS ONE SAYS 31 JULY 2015

        • Hi Merav, good spot – they must have updated this offer. I’ve just had a go applying for a voucher and whilst I had trouble putting in the date of travel, (I had to manually enter the date), it did indeed provide me with a voucher that is valid until 31 July 2015 that can be used when produced with 2 valid National Rail tickets. Plenty of terms & conditions with this offer but a chance to make some good savings. I’ll update our information, cheers.

  6. hannah Kanne says:

    it rains in germany and london is calling
    We want to visit london eye with the whole family ,-)

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Hannah, can’t guarantee the weather is going to much better in the UK but good to visit London! Worth checking out the online family deal, (2 adults, 2 children) on standard London Eye tickets. If you plan to visit before 30 June 2013, you could pick up 2 for 1 vouchers for London Eye but remember that only one voucher is available per person per transaction.

  7. Adriana Peña says:

    For the 2for 1 offer on e London eye..

  8. barbara Smith says:

    thanks for the offer

  9. Dawn Young says:

    Would love 2 for 1 voucher for London Eye please :)

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Dawn, simply follow the link through within the article to sign up & download your 2 for 1 voucher for London Eye.

  10. Plz may i have london eye 2 for 1 voucher as i really want to visit with my wife on 16 may 2013.
    Hope to hear from u soon.
    Thanks

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Alishan, If you are looking for a 2 for 1 voucher for the London Eye then check out the 2 for 1 currently running through Time Out….simply click on the link within the article for further information on this deal.

  11. What is the nearest tube station to the London Eye please. Also directions.

    Many thanks

  12. this is appalling throughout your website it is advertised 2 for 1 vouchers except for london eye tickests are nowhere to be found.It precisely states if you are travelling by trains you are qualified for the 2 for 1 by showing your trian tickets.I have gone off my brains searching for 2 for 1 for london eye,not anymore,it is disgrace and appalling service.All london attractions it is..is it?

    • Fo, there was a 2 for 1 voucher running for the London Eye when you travel by train earlier in the year. Unfortunately this has now expired as it tends to run during off peak times only. Topdogdays sign posts to deals & discounts for top visitor attractions and does not hold the deals ourselves.