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The Queen's Walk, opposite London County Hall, London, SE1 7PB

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Introduction - last minute.com London Eye

  • last minute.com London Eye is situated on the South Bank of the river Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament.
  • The Ticket Office is located inside County Hall, which is the building directly next to the London Eye.
  • There is a Gift Shop attached to the exit from the London Eye and also a standalone Iconic Gift Shop which is located next to the ticket office.
  • All areas can be accessed from the Queen's Walk walkway which runs parallel to the river.
  • This Detailed Access Guide covers the London Eye itself and the gift shop at the exit.
  • ">To view the Detailed Access Guide for the Ticket Office, 4D Experience and Iconic Gift shop please click here..

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • The London Eye provide training to operational front-line staff for assisting disabled guests.
    They also provide inclusivity and diversity training to managers.

On Street Parking (Chicheley Street)

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Chicheley Street.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 200cm x 600cm (6ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • There are parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Payment signs are not provided.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Chicheley Street.
  • Comments View
    • There is coach parking on Belvedere Road (shown in Photograph 5).

South Bank Public Car Parks

  • This section provides information about a number of public cars parks around South Bank.
    For more information about access and parking charges please visit the individual car parks.
    South Bank is located in the congestion charging zone.

Approach (Belvedere Road)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There is a wide walkway that links Belvedere Road and Queen's Walk at the side of County Hall.
      Customers that travel to the London Eye by coach, bus or taxi are likely to use this approach.
      The accessible entrance to the ticket office is located off this walkway.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.

Access To (London Eye Capsules)

  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The initial ramp slopes upwards with a slight gradient.
      The width of the ramp is 145cm.
      The ramp has handrails on both sides.
      There is a bag security check point at the top of the ramp.
      The ramp has 2 lanes.
      The minimum width of the lanes is 113cm.
      The ramp have handrails on both sides.
      At the top of the ramps there are security barriers with 4 openings.
      Openings 1 and 2 have flat access.
      The opening widths are 112cm.
  • Stairs View
    • The steps are used for Fast Track ticket users and join the rest of the queue after the security check point.
      The steps can be overcome by using the ramp.
    • There are 4 steps.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

London Eye Capsules

  • There is level access from the security barriers to the capsules.
  • However, there is a small gap between the boarding platform and the capsules.
  • Staff use a portable ramp with a width of 75cm to bridge the gap for wheelchair users.
  • The capsule opening width is 140cm.
  • Staff can provide assistance when needed.
  • All capsules have the same interior layout.
  • There is a central wooden bench with a height of 48cm.
  • The minimum passing width next to the bench is 95cm.
  • There are 2 grab rails which run around the capsule at heights of 48cm and 98cm.
  • There is a 200cm x 230cm space to the rear of the wooden bench which could be used for turning.
  • There is an intercom system which can be used to contact the ride operators.
  • The height of the intercom system is 122cm.
  • The internal capsule width is approximately 258cm.
  • The internal capsule length is approximately 680cm.
  • The internal capsule height is approximately 250cm.
  • The capsules have a vinyl floor.
  • The capsules are air conditioned.

Access From (London Eye Capsules to Gift Shop and Exit)

  • Description View
    • Staff will put the portable ramp in place for those needing to use it to alight the capsule.
      The exit from the London Eye is via a gift shop area.
      The gift shop is accessed via a 3 section ramp.
      The ramp has a downwards slope with a slight gradient.
      The minimum width of the ramp is 130cm.
      The ramp has handrails on both sides.

Gift Shop

  • The gift shop has a dual height photo counter.
  • The counters are 92cm and 112cm high.
  • There are patterned and glazed backgrounds behind some of the counters.
  • The gift shop has a dual height payment counter.
  • The counters are 90cm and 110cm high.
  • There is a glazed background behind the payment counter.
  • All card readers are moveable.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the gift shop.

Exit (Eye via Gift Shop)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located in the gift shop.
    • The exit area/door is not clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is ramped/sloped.
    • The exit door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this exit.
    • The door(s) open(s) by sliding.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 186cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pavement outside the exit.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the ticket office building opposite the London Eye.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are located in the ticket office building opposite the London Eye.

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