The London Eye, London

The London Eye

About The London Eye

The London Eye is one of London's newest landmarks specially-built to open the 21st century, although it was not open for the New Millennium celebrations as planned.

At 135 metres, it is the tallest wheel of its kind and sits on the South Bank of the

River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Rotating at a speed of 1 mph, it takes 30 minutes to go through a complete 360°.

People ride the Eye in one of 32 oval-shaped glass bubbles. Famous landmarks visible in the panorama include The Embankment, Charings Cross and Waterloo stations, the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben, Whitehall and many more!

The Eye has provoked other countries to challenge its size. There are plans to build a 175m wheel on the Las Vegas Strip and the Chinese have countered this bid with plans for a 200m wheel in Shanghai.

Address

London Eye

nr County Hall

Belvedere Road

London SE1 7PB

Travel

London Eye is situated on the Southbank of the river Thames between Hungerford and Westminster Bridges.

Nearest Rail: Waterloo/Charing Cross

Nearest Tube: Westminster(Jubilee/Circle & District lines - Exit 1 Westminster Pier)/Waterloo (Jubilee/Bakerloo/Circle & District/Waterloo & City lines - Exit 6 Southbank)