For a breathtaking experience and inimitable panoramic views, contemplate London from one of the 32 cabins of the tallest Ferries wheel in Europe. You can enjoy the London Eye 4D Cinema Experience before climbing to the top of the Ferris wheel. This 4-minute film provides great images of London with impressive special effects including different smells, bubbles and realistic fog.
A tour lasts about 30 minutes and will allow you to calmly admire Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. If the day is clear, you can see up to 40 metres away, so it is best to take advantage of this panoramic view.
Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
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The London Eye is the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in Europe and one of the most popular attractions in the United Kingdom. It is located on the south bank of the river Thames in London.
The London Eye was formally opened by the Prime Minister Tony Blair on 31 December 1999, but did not open to the paying public until 9 March 2000 because of a capsule clutch problem.
The London Eye was designed by the husband-and-wife team of Julia Barfield and David Marks of Marks Barfield Architects. The project was European with major components coming from six countries: the steel was supplied from the UK and fabricated in The Netherlands by the Dutch company Hollandia, the cables came from Italy, the bearings came from Germany (FAG/Schaeffler Group), the spindle and hub were cast in the Czech Republic, the capsules were made by Poma in France (and the glass for these came from Italy), and the electrical components from the UK.
It was built to celebrate and commemorate thge beginning of the new millennium: the original name was in fact The Millennium Wheel. The presence of the wheel was originally planned for only 5 years, but that period was soon extended to 20. Since than the huge steel construction has changed its name in London Eye and has become one of the symbols of the city. In December 2001, operators submitted an application to Lambeth Council to give the London Eye permanent status, and the application was granted in July 2002.
Useful information for your visit to the London Eye.
It is located in the heart of London on the south bank of the Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.
The address is: Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB
To visit the London Eye the times are as follows:
Closed: 25th December.
To reach the London Eye:
Metro stops: Westminster (420 mt), Waterloo, Charing Cross, Embankment
Buses: 211, 77 and 381