The London Eye was built to celebrate the new millennium in 2000. At a height of 443 feet, it was the tallest wheel in the world at the time. It should have been dismantled in 2005 but, owing to its success, it has kept its place on the Thames' riverside. It takes 30 minutes for the giant ferris wheel to complete a full revolution, so sit back, relax, and enjoy to 25-mile long, bird's eye view of the English capital.
You can see for up to 25 miles in all directions from the wheel© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
The contemporary wheel stands in contrast to the 1920s County Hall© Lothar Schulz / age fotostock
Here, passengers are looking south down the Thames© Index StockPhotolibr / age fotostock
In the foreground, Hungerford and Golden Jubilee Bridges with Waterloo Bridge in the background© stockbrokerxtra / age fotostock