The London Eye; Top Tips to Beat the Queues

November 1st, 2017 / London Eye / No Comments »

1. London Eye Tips; Book Online

Take advantage of online savings when you book online at London Eye where you can also avoid the first queues of the day at the ticket booths. On busy days this initial queue for tickets can be substantial but tickets purchased online allows you to bypass this queue and make straight for boarding line.

To make a booking go to The London Eye – online savings of up to 10% off standard price tickets.

Follow our Guide to London Eye Deals packed with up to date information on 2 for 1 vouchers, online promotions & even free ticket offers!


London Eye Views of London 600


2. London Eye Fastrack Tickets

A fastrack ticket allows you to bypass the majority of the boarding queues for The London Eye by making use of a dedicated priority entrance. Whilst this fastrack ticket will not completely avoid the queues, (London Eye suggest you should anticipate up to a 15 minute wait during peak times), it will substantially reduce your waiting times. Ideal for those planning to pack in a number of sights during a trip to London.

3. London Eye Tips; Choose Your Line Wisely

If you have booked online tickets, then ensure you have joined the correct line for BOARDING rather than queuing to purchase tickets as these are 2 distinct lines. It may seem like simple advice, but many a person has joined the wrong queue so if in doubt check with a member of staff before joining a queue!

Fastrack ticket holders should report to the Priority Entrance directly in front of the London Eye rather than joining the standard boarding queue.


night view of the houses of parliament

Houses of Parliament at Night, (photo Phil Loach)


4. Tips for the London Eye; Timing

Timing is everything, particularly during busy times, if you are looking to beat the queues. London Eye states that the busiest times of the day to visit are between 11am & 3pm so worth bucking the trend and visiting outside these hours. Closing times vary at London Eye so worth checking out the times on the day of your visit and plan accordingly.

5. Tips for the London Eye; Whatever the Weather?

When planning a visit to the London Eye, it is clearly important to choose your day wisely so don’t forget to check the weather forecast before you visit.



london eye & london sea life aquarium on the south bank

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


6. Tips for the London Eye; Flexibility

If you have any flexibility on when you visit London Eye, then an off peak visit will not only reduce your wait times but your ticket costs too. When booking online, cheaper price tickets are available on quieter days & times so worth playing around with the date to see the range of ticket prices available to you.

7. The London Eye & Merlin Passholders

Merlin Passholders can gain entry onto the London Eye plus a range of other attractions including LEGOLAND Windsor, Warwick Castle & London Sea Life Aquarium during the year. Keep an eye out for restrictions on use with standard passes that includes no entry during the month of August, bank holidays, 14 February or between 29 & 31 October.

Premium Merlin Passholders have no restrictions on use & can join the priority entrance to avoid the bulk of the queues too.

Remember we’ve plenty of Cheap Ticket Options for London Eye including 2 for 1 vouchers and even a fee ticket offer that runs each year.


view from the top of the London Eye

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

London Eye; Practical Information

Don’t Forget Your Camera; snap away from within your capsule of great views over London including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, River Thames & the London skyline.

Pack a Mac; the boarding queue is located outside so you’ll be subjected to the unpredictability of the English weather.  Always worth having a waterproof close-by just in case the weather turns on you.

Lockers; unfortunately there are no lockers at the London Eye.  There is a left luggage facility within Waterloo Station, just a short walk away, charges apply.

Picnics; unfortunately no food & drink is allowed within your capsule unless served by staff from the London Eye during an experience package.

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