The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, has become one of the most recognizable sights of London. At 443 feet tall, the attraction offers the second highest views over London (second only to the observation deck on the 72nd floor of The Shard) and is Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel. It is currently the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.
Slowly rotating above the Thames in the heart of the capital, the London Eye is visible from a lot of central London. It’s opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, so easy to find and, obviously, has a lot of transport options close by. The nearest underground station is Waterloo, but Charing Cross, Embankment and Westminster are all only a short walk away. Some riverboat services also stop at the London Eye Pier.