Why is the London Eye not a Ferris wheel?
Unlike your traditional Ferris wheel, the London Eye is actually supported by an A-frame on one side, and the carriages don’t hang below, they’re placed outside the wheel’s metal rim and righted by motors. Confusing, but true. … If it were not a wheel, it would actually be taller than its arch rival, the Shard.
What can you see from the London Eye?
London Eye – what can I see? You will see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth Clock Tower (Big Ben), Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s, The Tate Museum, Tower Bridge, The Shard, not to mention the longest and most intricately styled stretches of the famous Thames River.