London Eye

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.

Visitor information

Regular events:

  • The London Eye is the backdrop for London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks and therefore closes in the early afternoon.


Address: The London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Nearest pier: Westminster (Pink Route and Blue Route)

Nearest tube: Westminster

  • District Line
  • Circle Line
  • Jubilee Line


  • Northern Line (Charing Cross branch)
  • Bakerloo Line
  • Jubilee Line

Useful to know: 

  • Large bags, rucksacks and suitcases are not permitted onboard – maximum bag is 18″ x 13″ x 8″ or 46cm x 33cm x 20cm.
  • Baby buggies that do not fold down are not permitted onboard.
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