The London Eye
As one of London’s most popular attractions, the lastminute.com London Eye was looking to welcome back visitors from across the UK and overseas following its closure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support this activity Merlin Entertainments, the owner of the lastminute.com London Eye, wanted to give the rotating structure a new lease of life.
Offering 360-degree views across the city, the lastminute.com London Eye is one of the most photographed attractions in London.
With a predicted influx of visitors, Merlin Entertainments was hoping to revamp its 32 viewing pods, with a substantial budget for the makeover.
The first phase of the project including 16 sections of support steelwork took place in 2021 and the second part of the project has been scheduled for 2022.
Despite enduring the wettest summer for several years and uncharacteristically low temperatures, the first half of the project was completed in line with the initial schedule, with approximately 2000 litres of paint used.
Mark Robinson, Head of Technical Projects, Merlin Entertainments: “As the lastminute.com London Eye reopened in Spring of this year , we wanted to welcome our visitors back with a fresh, new look. As Europe’s largest observation wheel and a source of great pride for London, it was critical for us to partner with a specialist painting contractor that could meet our high standards and handle the logistical complexities involved. Wardle Painters Ltd has gone above and beyond in giving the attraction a complete revamp and we’re delighted with the results.”