Three Millionth Customer Flies On The Eye

24th Nov 2000

This weekend saw British Airways London Eye, the world’s biggest observation wheel, welcome its three millionth customer for a flight.

Some Fun Facts!

Since the start of full operations on 1 March 2000, the London Eye has turned 7,181 times
á Each capsule has travelled over 1,940 miles since the first turn in March
á If the Eye was rolling, it could have travelled to Egypt
á Recent celebrities who have flown on London Eye include Steps, Callista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), Graham Norton and Martine McCutcheon.

About British Airways London Eye

Sweeping one of the world’s most famous skylines at 135m high, British Airways London Eye is London’s fourth tallest structure and the world’s tallest observation wheel.


Its gradual 30 minute, 360 degree rotation gives passengers the kind of birds-eye vantage usually reserved for airline passengers. Spectacular panoramic views can be enjoyed from 32 fully enclosed, high tech capsules, each accommodating up to 25 people. Visitors can see for over 25 miles in each direction.

Tickets can be booked in advance on 0870 5000 600 priced at £8.50 for adults and £5 for children. Group bookings can be made on 0870 400 3005.




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