TQ3079 : County Hall and London Eye

taken 8 years ago, near to Lambeth, Great Britain

County Hall and London Eye
County Hall and London Eye
Viewed here from the embankment at Westminster Bridge, the London Eye is Europe's largest Ferris wheel. The entire structure is 443 feet tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet; it is claimed that you can see for almost 25 miles from the top of the wheel on a clear day. When installed in 1999, it was originally intended to be a temporary structure, able to be dismantled and transported to a new location, and had planning permission for just five years but its popularity has prompted its lease to be extended. Today it is a permanent fixture on the London skyline.
London Eye
The London Eye at a height of 135 metres (443 ft), is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, and has become the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over three million people in one year. At the time it was erected, in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.

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TQ3079, 3189 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre 
River (from Tags)
River Thames 
Category
Building of civic importance   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 306 798 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1716N 0:7.1680W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 303 797
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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