The London Eye is a monster Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Otherwise called the Millennium Wheel, its official name was initially distributed as the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, then the EDF Energy London Eye (between January 2011 and August 2014) and is right now called the London Eye. From late January 2015, the London Eye will be supported by Coca-Cola.
The whole structure is 135 meters (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a breadth of 120 meters (394 ft). At the point when raised in 1999 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Its tallness was surpassed by the 160 m (520 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014. Upheld by an A-casing on one side just, dissimilar to the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is portrayed by its administrators as “the world’s tallest cantilevered perception wheel”.
It is right now Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, and offered the most astounding open review point in London until it was superseded by the 245-meter (804 ft) perception deck on the 72nd story of The Shard, which opened to people in general on 1 February 2013. It is the most prevalent paid vacation spot in the United Kingdom with in excess of 3.5 million guests every year, and has shown up in mainstream culture.
The London Eye abuts the western end of Jubilee Gardens (long ago the site of the previous Dome of Discovery), on the South Bank of the River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge, in the London Borough of Lambeth.