What will students see and do?

Experience a classroom with a bird’s-eye view of London and spend 30 minutes up high in one of the London Eye’s 32 pods!

Depending on the learning outcomes of your visit, you may like to download the London Eye’s free, easy-to-deliver creative Pod Plans to help engage and inspire students during their visit.

Students will locate and categorise London’s main physical and human features into north, south, east and west compass positions.

They will be asked to analyse the impact of London’s architecture on its environment, culture, and tourism industry and understand and compare the impact of great artists, architects, and designers throughout history.

During their time in the pod, students will immerse themselves in the capital, seeking out the landmarks, exploring the Thames, and using data to evaluate the purposes of the different buildings in London’s skyline. All while 135 metres above the River Thames!

Self-guided flight itinerary

  • Welcome to the London Eye – familiarise yourself
  • Brief introduction to the London Eye
  • Starter task – Skyline facts
  • Main activity
  • Take a break – you’ll be at the very top!
  • Main activity
  • Plenary task – Skyline facts
  • End of flight on board the London Eye

Teaching resources provided

The London Eye offers free ‘Pod Plans’, which teachers can download and share with students to complete during their London Eye experience. The resources are specifically designed to support the KS2 and KS3 curriculum in history, geography, PSHE, art, and more.

Created for use in the classroom prior to arriving at the London Eye, there are also lesson plans to prepare and excite students for their visit. Again, these are available for KS2/3 and have different activities to engage students. Topics include ‘Exploring the Thames’ (KS2 geography) and ‘London then and now’ (KS3 history and geography).

With three hours’ worth of content for before and after an educational visit to the London Eye, these activities truly engage students while on their trip and help them learn more about the capital, its history, and its landmarks – all in line with the curriculum.

Details of risk assessment

A London Eye risk assessment is available here.


Don't miss our downloadable A-Z guide on completing a risk assessment

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Facilities on-site

  • Gift shop (card payment only)
  • Toilet facilities are available in the London Eye ticket office

Opening times

Opening hours vary depending on the time of year. Find specific daily opening hours here.



Teachers may claim two free planning tickets.

£9.95 per pupil (Sept–March*)
£15 per pupil (April–July*)

Excluding weekends and specific dates listed here.

Primary schools are entitled to one free teacher for every five full-paying students. Secondary schools are entitled to one free teacher in every 10 full-paying students.

Travel arrangements

Waterloo is the closest station (tube and train) to the London Eye and is about five minutes away, walking.

The London Eye is located in Zone 1 and is well connected by the Bakerloo line (brown), Jubilee line (grey), Northern line (black) and Waterloo and City line (turquoise). Exit the station and follow signs for the South Bank.

Embankment, Charing Cross, and Westminster are also within easy walking distance from the London Eye. There are also many London buses that drop you within walking distance of the attraction.

If you’re bringing a group by coach, you are welcome to book a complimentary coach-parking bay. You have 20 minutes to drop off and 20 minutes to pick up your group.


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