The UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction.
Lambeth, London, London, SE1 7PB.
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel
on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.
The structure is 443 feet tall
and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet.
When it opened to the public in 2000
it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel.
It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism,
outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement.
In fact, it has become the UK’s most popular paid for visitor attraction.
it was intended as a temporary structure,
able to be dismantled and transported to a new location,
and had planning permission for just five years.
But with millions boarding it every year,
its popularity has prompted its lease to be extended.
Today it is a permanent fixture
on the London skyline
and a beautiful symbol of modern London.