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London Eye (Millennium Wheel)

London England
1999-12-31
The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is an observation wheel in London, England. At the time it was erected, it was the largest/tallest observation wheel in the world, although there are now larger wheels, such as The Star of Nanchang, which was opened in May 2006. The Singapore Flyer, which will have an overall height 30 meters greater than the London Eye, is due to open in early 2008.

It was opened by British Prime Minister Tony Blair at 20:00 GMT on December 31, 1999, although it was not opened to the public until March 2000 because of technical problems. Since its opening the Eye has become a major landmark and tourist attraction.

The London Eye stands 135 metres (443 ft) high on the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England, between Westminster and Hungerford Bridges.

The Bird's eye for this location is very good!
Read more at Wikipedia. Bird's Eye View View Larger Map

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