At 135 meters, the London Eye Ferris Wheel, the world's largest, with 40 kilometers of breathtaking panorama on a clear day. The gradual flight in one of 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and offers spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and St Paul's Cathedral.
For a different perspective visit at sunset and come see the lights of the city and the skyline awash with vibrant colors. Visit the London Eye after dark and enjoy the capital impressive buildings all lit.
Since opening in March 2000, the London Eye has become a landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK's most popular paid visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people per year.
A breathtaking feat of design and engineering, can see the passengers in the London Eye's capsules up to 40 miles in all directions.
The London Eye is the vision of David Marks and Julia Barfield, husband and wife architect team. The wheel design was a metaphor for the end of the 20th Century, and used the time turns into the new millennium.
In 2000, the London Eye known as the Millennium Wheel.
The London Eye has won over 75 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement since opening March 2000.
Interesting things you never knew about the London Eye
Teamwork: It took seven years and the skills of hundreds of people from five countries, the London Eye a reality.
VIEW fit for a queen: You can see about 40 km (25 miles) from the top as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day.
Flying High: The London Eye welcomes an average of 3.5 million customers annually. You would have written off 6680 British Airways Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets to the number of aircraft to move!
DING! ! DING: The London Eye can carry 800 passengers per revolution - equivalent to 11 London red double-buses.
Heavyweight Champion: Each of the 32 capsules weighs 10 tonnes. To put this figure, it's the same weight as £ 1,052,631 coins!
SLOWLY but surely: Each rotation takes about 30 minutes, which leaves a capsule with a stately 26cm per second or 0.9 km (0.6 miles) per hour - twice as fast as a tortoise sprinting, allowing passengers a step- and off without stopping the wheel with
The only way is up: The circumference of the wheel is 424m (1.392ft) - meaning that if it unravels, it would be 1.75 times longer than the UK's tallest building - One Canada Square in Canary Wharf.