Built in the late 1990s to celebrate a new millennium, the London Eye has become an icon of modern London, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in London. From the capsules you will have views stretching 25 miles in all directions, offering a unique perspective on London.

On this excursion, you will take a sightseeing boat tour along the River Thames followed by a trip around the London Eye with panoramic views over London.

Key Information

  • We will be assembling the group at the ‘Alert’ statue on Imperial campus (see number 5 on the map below, or go to https://w3w.co/quick.guitar.seated) at 1.20 pm.
  • We aim to leave Imperial by 1.30pm and walk 10 mins to Gloucester Road station.

  • We will take the Circle and District Line eastbound to Westminster station.

  • We will exit the station (exit 1) and cross Westminster Bridge to our meeting point in Jubilee gardens (see pink X on map below, https://w3w.co/hill.longer.react). If you prefer to make your own way, you may also meet us here at 2.25 pm.
  • Please note we have bookings for a particular boat so we cannot wait for you!
  • After regrouping, we will board a boat tour departing from the London Eye Pier, before going on the London Eye itself.

  • The team of friendly volunteers will have your tickets for both the boat tour and the London Eye. There will likely be some queueing involved.

  • After the ride (approx. 4.30 pm), you will make your own way back to your accommodation etc. We encourage you (especially if the weather is nice!) to take the opportunity to explore South Bank with its many restaurants, bars, exhibits and world-class art venues; e.g. the Tate Modern is ~20 mins walk along the river and open until 6 pm.

  • If you are heading back to Imperial directly from the London Eye, the most straightforward route is back the way you came. Walk to Westminster tube station and take the Circle and District Line westbound to South Kensington.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ICAP team.