Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the London Eye was launched in 2000 to celebrate the millennium. At 135m, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel and there are 32 capsules.
Originally, the Eye was intended as a temporary structure, able to be dismantled and transported to a new location, and had planning permission for five years. But with millions boarding it every year the lease was extended.
Address: The London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
Nearest tube: Westminster
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