The London eye is a giant Ferris wheel. It is situated right on the south bank of the river Thames. It was also known as the Millennium wheel. It is known as coca cola London eye from the mid-January 2015 due to sponsorships. It was erected in the year 1999 and was inaugurated by Mr. Tony Blair, Prime minister of England then. It has a height of 135 meters and a diameter of 120 meters; it is the highest Ferris wheel in Europe. It offers highest and nearly 360 views of London. It is the most popular and highly paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. It has over 3.5 million visitors on a yearly basis. It has 32 air-conditioned capsules attached to the outer circumference of the wheel and are rotated by electric motors. Each capsule is 10 tonnes with a capacity of 25 people; people can move or sit inside the capsule.
Which tube station is nearest to the London Eye?
Waterloo is the closest London Tube station to the London Eye. It is only 480 meters, if one is walking via Chicheley St and can reach in 6 minutes. Taxi goes via York Rd/A3200 and Chicheley St and takes 2 minutes without traffic. Buses (Bus no. RV1) take 3 minutes to reach and are available in every 10 minutes. Buses are available from 6:00 am to 12:00 am every day from the station to the London Eye. The other stations near the London eye are Charing Cross, Embankment, and Westminster. All are within walking distance range.
The Waterloo tube station is located inside the Waterloo Station, which also contains mainline railway station. It lies on the south bank of the Thames and falls in fare zone1. It is in-between; Embankment tube station and Lambeth North tube station on Bakerloo line, Westminster station and Southwark station on Jubilee line and Embankment and Kennington stations on Northern line.