Iconic England: London Eye
Colour fine art print of an iconic sunlit London Eye with a British Airways plane rising against a gathering summer storm.
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). It is currently Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.5 million visitors annually.
When erected in 1999 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel, until surpassed first by the Star of Nanchang in 2006. 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". It offered the highest public viewing point in the city until 2013.
Each of the 32 ovoidal capsules, weighing 10 tonnes, 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 (10 in) per second (about 0.9 km/h or 0.6 mph) so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes.
Printed 19 x 25 inches (48 x 64 cm) on Fuji Gloss, a Professional colour paper from the Fuji Crystal Archive range which, with its gloss finish, accentuates the colours to give a punchy, rich feel.
Our fine art printing is performed only by a professional, market-leading, custom printer based in the United Kingdom whose output has been hand checked by us. All paper and processes are of archival quality. Other sizes of prints are available.