But, just over 104 years earlier, another great Ferris wheel was opened in London â€“ The Great Wheel
This was a 300ft tall wheel, which compares quite favourably with the 440ft diameter of the London Eye frankly considering that it was built a hundred years earlier.
Unlike the Eye though, it was not that popular and closed just 12 years later, in 1906 due to lack of customers.
SUPPORT THIS WEBSITE
This website has been running now for over a decade, and while advertising revenue contributes to funding the website, it doesn't cover the costs. That is why I have set up a facility with DonorBox where you can contribute to the costs of the website and time invested in writing and research for the news articles.
It's very similar to the way The Guardian and many smaller websites are now seeking to generate an income in the face of rising costs and declining advertising.
Whether it's a one-off donation or a regular giver, every additional support goes a long way to covering the running costs of this website, and keeping you regularly topped up doses of Londony news and facts.
If you like what you read on here, then please support the website here.