Blackfriars Bridge (part four)

Arnos Grove

St James's Park

St Magnus the Martyr

Design and construction


Grange Hill

Westminster bridge (part two)

Gold dagger handle

Ealing Broadway

East Ham

Sudbury Hill

Lambeth bridge (part three)

John White, Portrait of a member of the Secotan or the Pomeioc tribe

Papyrus from the Book of the Dead of Nedjmet

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EDF Energy London Eye timelineLate 1998
Construction started on the EDF Energy LondonEye, a huge international effort involving hundreds of people.

October 1999
The London Eye was raised over the River Thames.

March 2000
The London Eye officially opened to the public.
EDF Energy PartnershipThis year saw the start of an exciting three-year partnership between the London Eye and EDF Energy, and with it a new vision for London.

Already part of the Mayor's Green500 scheme, which aims to reduce the capital's C02 emissions, the London Eye is now powered by EDF Energy. As Britain's largest producer of low carbon electricity, the energy company has guaranteed that every unit of electricity consumed by the London Eye will be matched with one generated from a low carbon source.
AwardsSince its launch in March 2000, the EDF Energy London Eye has won over 80 awards for national and international tourism, accessibility marketing campaigns, business innovation and outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement.
Charity and community supportThe EDF Energy London Eye is committed to making a contribution to the long-term development of the surrounding community, and to supporting charities through funding and other means.

One per cent of the revenue generated by the London Eye every year is donated back into the community, including local regeneration and charity projects. Organisations ranging from the Florence Nightingale Museum and St Thomas's Hospital to a youth sports coaching programme and a first aid training scheme for local school children have received funding.
London Eye BarracudaIn March 2011, the EDF Energy London Eye added the Barracuda to its growing river fleet.

A vintage river cruiser, decked out in opulent Art Deco style, the Barracuda is moored on the South Bank and can be hired as part of private or corporate events taking place at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium or the London Eye.