Things To Do Near London Eye

Towering over the south bank of the River Thames, the London Eye is a must see landmark for any visitor to London

Completed in 1999, this giant observation wheel offers some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the city. On a clear day, you can spot iconic sights like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Buckingham Palace, all while comfortably ensconced in a rotating pod. But the London Eye's appeal goes beyond the views from above. Its prime location places you right in the heart of the action of lively London, with plenty of exciting things to explore both before and after your spin on the wheel.

Attractions and Days Out Near The London Eye

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

One of the best things to do near the London Eye with little ones. Take the short walk over to the Sea Life aquarium and dive into an underwater world of vibrant colours, tropical fish and excitement. Explore over 14 themed zones housing over 500 species of marine life, including sharks, stingrays, and penguins and learn a little about all the different species that call the aquarium their home. 

Jubilee Gardens

Immerse yourself in art, culture, and entertainment at the Southbank Centre. This vast complex houses various performance venues, cinemas, art galleries, and restaurants. 

National Theatre

Witness a world-class performance at the National Theatre. This renowned theatre company stages a diverse range of productions throughout the year, from classic plays to contemporary dramas.

Shakespeare's Globe

 A truly wonderful choice of things to do in London near the London Eye. Take a trip back in time to Elizabethan England at Shakespeare's Globe. This open-air theater faithfully recreates the Globe Theatre where Shakespeare's plays were first performed. 

The London Dungeon

Experience London's dark and gruesome history at the London Dungeon. This interactive walkthrough exhibit features actors, special effects, and scenes depicting London's most notorious historical events. Not recommended for young children or the faint of heart!

Burger and Lobster 

Another great choice of things to do near the London Eye is enjoy something delicious… where else to go than the iconic London staple Burger & Lobster? The nearest Burger & Lobster to the London Eye is Leicester Square, located just under 2 miles away, and a very reasonable 20 minute walk. On the walk over, browse the menu online and think about all those delicious dishes on offer. Think juicy and flavourful Lobster Rolls, tasty Whole Lobster and the most delicious flavourful burgers!

Oysters in London
Burger & Lobster combo with green background
Lobster on a plate with champagne on a red background

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