Enjoy the view of The London Eye was opened in 2000 and is 135m high. It has 32 glass-walled observation capsules, each holding 25 observers, offering visitors breathtaking views for up to 25 miles (40 Kms) around the capital city. On a clear day Windsor Castle can be seen on the Western Horizon. One entire revolution takes approximately 28 minutes.
The London Eye was formally opened by the Prime Minister Tony Blair on 31 December 1999, but did not open to the paying public until 9 March 2000 because of a capsule clutch problem. The London Eye was originally intended as a temporary attraction, with a five-year lease.