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The London Eye 2 For 1 Tickets

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Updated: August 17, 2023
 By Margaret

This post provides information about how to get 2-for-1 tickets to the London Eye when using the National Rail, including a description of all the steps necessary to get this deal.

How to Get 2 For 1 London Eye Tickets

The National Rail offers a 2-for-1 discount on tickets for many top London attractions, including of course the London Eye. 

This is one of the most notable landmarks in all of Europe, and it offers some of the best panoramic views of London's skyline from the 135-metres/meters tall capsules of what is essentially a giant ferris wheel.

Each ticket is good for a 30-minute ride on the London Eye. Their pods and facilities are accessible by wheelchairs.

The view from London Eye. Image source: Pixabay user Noelsch.
The view from London Eye. Image source: Pixabay user Noelsch.

Some of the more notable attractions you can see from each pod on a clear day include:

  • View From the Shard
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Westminster Bridge
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Big Ben

This deal is offered to anyone who purchases a rail ticket for transportation to the landmark.

Here are the steps you must take to get this discount:

1) Purchase a Valid National Rail Ticket

Only the following ticket types are eligible for this deal:

  • Advance
  • Anytime
  • Off-Peak Times
  • Gatwick/Stanstead Express
  • Travelcards (only at National Rail station)
  • Printed/Mobile tickets with the National Rail logo
  • Season tickets
  • Annual Gold Cards
  • Gold Record Card
  • National Rail issued smartcards

2) Purchase Tickets at a National Rail Station

Tickets purchased for the London Underground are not eligible for this discount.

In order to get this deal, you must purchase your train tickets at a National Rail station. Waterloo is the closest National Rail Station to the London Eye.

3) Your Tickets Must Be Used to Travel to the London Eye

Your National Rail ticket must show that the destination was close to the London Eye, serving as proof that you used the ticket to travel to the attraction where you will get the 2-for-1 discount.

The closest stations less than a mile away are as follows:

  • Waterloo
  • Charing Cross
  • Waterloo East
  • Blackfriars

4) Hold on to Your Train Tickets

You have to present both your National Rail tickets and a 2-for-1 voucher for the London Eye in order to receive this discount. 

If a National Rail employee asks for your ticket, tell them you plan to use the 2-for-1 discount and show them the voucher.

5) Print Out the 2 For 1 Voucher

Go to the Days Out Guide website and print out a 2-for-1 voucher for the London Eye. This voucher is required in order to be eligible for the deal. 

Luckily, you can do this a few days in advance, as vouchers don’t need to be validated on the same day that they are printed.

6) Tickets Must Be Purchased on the Same Day

Although you can download and print out the vouchers a few days ahead of time, you must purchase both your National Rail tickets and London Eye tickets on the same day.

If you have a weekly railcard, you can visit the attraction on any of the 7 days of its validity.

7) Some Attractions Have Blackout Dates

Depending on how busy/popular the London Eye is at any given time throughout the year, some dates will likely be blacked out and vouchers will not be available for these days.

This measns you won't aslways be able to visit atr the best time, and peak times are far more likely to have blackout dates.

To avoid this issue, we recommend using the 2 For 1 deal out of season or during the shoulder seasons.

8) Skip-the-Line Tickets Aren’t Usually Possible

Since you need to provide both the voucher and National Rail tickets in order to get this discount, it is typically impossible to skip the line for tickets. 

However, in the case of the London Eye, the tickets offered through this 2 for 1 deal are actually from, which means you have to make advance booking and choose a time slot/slots.

This is one of the only 2 for 1 deals you can actually get online, and that means you can actually get skip the queues. That said, fast track tickets and fast track entry will not be possible.

9) Oyster Cards Are Not Eligible

This deal is not offered to Oyster Card holders.

National Rail tickets must be provided along with a voucher in order to get this deal, so no contactless payment methods are eligible.

Things to Consider

While there are a lot of steps you must follow, it’s really not all that difficult to get London Eye 2-for-1 ticket. 

Once you understand how it works and what is required, it should only take about 10-15 minutes of planning (and printing) to enjoy this discount.

How Much Can You Save?

The London Eye is just one of over 150 attractions in London that offer 2-for-1 tickets for National Rail ticket holders. 

This is one of the easiest ways to save money on dozens of popular activities in London, allowing visitors to save a full 50% on admission.

That said, you may also want to consider a London tourist discount pass or other discounts because these services are excellent alternatives that can save you between 10% - 50% off.

Since we’re specifically talking about the London Eye, let’s take a look at the actual numbers to show you how much you can save using the 2-for-1 discount:

Normal London Eye Tickets Price:

  • £28.80 for 2 one-day travelcards
  • £65.00 for 2 full-price adult London Eye entrance
    • Total cost: £93.80

2 For 1 Ticket Price:

  • £28.80 for 2 one-day travelcards
  • £32.50 for 2 full-price adult London Eye entrance
    • Total cost: £61.30

This is a savings of over £30, which covers the price of both National Rail tickets.

That said, if you plan to use a different type of transportation, there are still several different ways to get cheap London Eye tickets.

Top London Attractions with 2 for 1 Tickets

The Days Out Guide and National Rail offer their 2 for 1 promotion at a lot of the best attractions in both London and the greater UK. Here are a few of the more notable landmarks where this deal is available.

The 2 for 1 deal works much the same way with these activities as with the London Eye. For even more information about these and other locations included, check our full post covering the London 2 for 1 deal.

These attractions are all included in other discounts, multi attraction tickets, and combo tickets as well, and you can learn more by reading our post covering London tourist passes.

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An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries. Read More...
Updated: August 17th, 2023
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