Closed-up view of London Eye passenger capsules, UK, London


  • Code:  2202491
  • Loopable:  No
  • Duration:  26 s
  • Aspect:  16:9
  • Alpha / Matte:  No
  • Model Release: No
  • Property Release: No
  • License:  Royalty-Free
  • Location: LONDON, United Kingdom

(LONDON EYE 17a) Closed-up view of London Eye passenger capsules, UK, London. The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London,England. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, and since 20 January 2011, EDF Energy London Eye following a three-year sponsorship deal. The wheel's 32 sealed and air-conditioned ovoidal passenger capsules, designed and supplied by Poma, are attached to the external circumference of the wheel and rotated by electric motors. Each of the 10-tonne capsules represents one of the London Boroughs and holds up to 25 people, who are free to walk around inside the capsule, though seating is provided. The wheel rotates at 26 cm per second so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes.