The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the south bank of the River Thames, between Westminster Bridge and the Golden Jubilee Bridges. It is one of the principal landmarks of London and the most popular paid tourist attraction – visited by over 3.5 million people annually. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft).
The London Eye, or Millennium Wheel, was officially called the British Airways London Eye and then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye. In 20 January 2011, its became known as the EDF Energy London Eye and since September 2014 it is formally known as the Coca-Cola London Eye.
The London Eye is a relatively easy landmark to photograph from a distant but difficult close up. The best places are along Victoria Embankment on the north side of the River Thames, Jubilee Gardens and from the bridges. However you can also get some interesting shots from further away – such as the south side of Waterloo Bridge or Lambeth Bridge, and from the river boats.
The London Eye experience is well worth doing but I prefer the mornings if it is sunny as sun is behind you and the crowds a little thinner.
I will cover these views in a future post