London Eye is a must experience. the iconic London eye with part of its supporting struts housed in a glass and mesh 'box'. At the base is a dedication to Peter Korevaar (16th May 1941 - 8th February 2003), the technical director and senior site engineer during the design, construction and erection of the London eye a tribute to Peter Korevaar We were getting ready to board the London Eye.. Boarded.. The EDF Energy London Eye (commonly the London Eye , or Millennium Wheel , formerly the Merlin Entertainments London Eye and before that, the British Airways London Eye ) is a giant 135-metre (443 ft) tall Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames , in London, England. Since 20 January 2011, it has been officially known as the EDF Energy London Eye following a three-year sponsorship deal.