London Architecture
The London Eye
Official name: The British Airways London Eye
Also known as
The Millennium Wheel
Address
Jubilee Gardens
London, England SE1
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Basic Information
Designed by David Marks and Julia Barfield
Type Entertainment Venue
Maximum height 450 feet/135 meters
Neighborhood: South Bank
More Information
  • October, 1999: Two Spanish environmental protesters climbed the wheel and spent two days in its girders.
  • August, 2000: A Dave Rolstone of Wales climbed up the Wheel to protest United Nations economic sanctions against Iraq.
  • 20 December, 2000: Kurds and Turks angry about how a series of prison riots in Turkey were handled took over the wheel. The riots were sparked by the burning deaths of a number of prisoners on hunger strike. Some of the protesters doused themselves with gasoline and threatened to set themselves on fire