The London Eye has become one of the must-see tourist attractions in the English capital. It was built for the new millenium and opened to the public on 9th March 2000 after a slight technical hitch. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, standing at 443 feet, and it sits on the banks of the River Thames in Lambeth.
The wheel has 32 pods or capsules and it rotates at a speed of just over 1/2 mph, giving passengers a fantastic aerial view over London with plenty of time for taking photos. Tickets are best bought in advance and the Eye is open all year round except for a few weeks in January. It operates from 10am or 11am until 6pm or 8.30pm in summer.