The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3 million visitors annually. It has made many appearances in popular culture.
The structure is 135 metres tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel. Its height was surpassed by the 160 metres Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 165 metres Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 167 metres High Roller in 2014. Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel". (Wikipedia)