The London Eye

Opened in 2000, designed to create a millennium landmark. The London Eye designed by architects, Marks and Barfield, is now one of London's most recognizable and popular landmarks. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in London.

The London Eye also known as the Millennium Wheel, is the largest observation wheel of its kind and the only cantilever structure of its kind in the world. It is 135 meters high with 32 space age capsules each holding 25 people. The capsules rotate at a stately speed of a few inches every second.

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The views from the London Eye are magnificent. You can see 40 kilometres in all directions with views over London's most famous landmarks including St Paul's Cathedral, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and as far as Windsor Castle.

Queues of people line up to travel on the London Eye. The wheel keeps moving and people hop on and off. The journey lasts 30 minutes, is gently paced, and is particularly spectacular on clear sunny days.

The London Eye is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, Jubilee Gardens, adjacent to the London Aquarium and London County Hall.

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NearestTube: Westminster. Follow signs for Exit 1, Westminster Pier. The London Eye is within 5 minutes walking distance from the station - you can't really miss it.