An extraordinary part of the London skyline, at 135m high, the EDF Energy London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. Launched in 2000, it has become the city’s most popular paid attraction and provides an unrivalled view of the city; on a clear day, visitors can see all the way to Windsor Castle.
Conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the London Eye took 7 years to build and has won over 75 awards. The 3.5 million visitors a year enjoy the leisurely rotation, which takes 30 minutes and offers views of over 25 miles across the city; one of the most impressive ways to see London, the Eye is a fantastic outing for all the family.
EDF Energy London Eye,
Westminster Bridge Road,
Tel: 0871 781 3000
Directions from Safestay
Bus 12 from stop Z on Heygate Street towards Oxford circus or bus 148 towards White City; alight at Westminster Bridge/ County Hall (stop D).