London Eye in popular culture
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- Flushed Away (2006): seen as Roddy and Rita float over Kensington.
- Cars 2 (2011): seen during the final race of the World Grand Prix in London.
- Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012): seen in the London sequence.
- Namaste London (2007): seen in a song.
- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007): the team must prevent the Eye falling into the Thames.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007): seen during a Wizard Chase scene.
- Run Fatboy Run (2007): seen in the background at nighttime.
- The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005): two characters from the comedy show The League of Gentlemen ride the Eye, much to the confusion of nearby tourists.
- Agent Cody Banks 2 (2004): has a scene in a capsule.
- Thunderbirds (2004): Thunderbird 2 lands next to the Eye.
- Wimbledon (2004): has a scene in a capsule.
- A Knight's Tale (2001): a wooden replica is seen is an establishing shot of 14th century London, one of several deliberate anachronisms in the film.
- Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002): seen when Austin Powers enters his new London headquarters.
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013): seen collapsing into the Thames as the rest of London is obliterated.
- 28 Days Later (2002): seen motionless in scenes of a deserted London.
- 9 Songs (2004): has a scene in a capsule.
- If Only (2004): has a scene in a capsule.
- Flood (2007): seen in the opening credits, and later when a devastated London is shown in long shot.
- The Day the Earth Stopped (2008): is destroyed by a giant robot.
- The Smurfs 2 (2013): seen in the trailer, rolling over London Bridge.
- Mass Effect 3: seen in the trailer, as London is attacked.
- Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition: a Chance card reads "Pay 1.5 million to have all 32 capsules of The London Eye washed and polished."
- Live performances
- BBMak's "Back Here"
- Kano's "Feel Free"
- R.E.M.'s "Aftermath"
- Status Quo's "The Beginning of the End"
- Stephen Gately's "New Beginning"
- Take That's "The Flood"
- Strange Affair (2005), by Peter Robinson: pages 190-94 (McClelland & Stewart paperback).
- The London Eye Mystery (2007), children's mystery novel.
- Un Lun Dun (2007) by China Miéville: the London Eye is said to have come from a dream about the UnLondon-I, a giant water wheel.
- Netherland (2008), by Joseph O'Neill: pages 253–55 (Vintage paperback).
- Death Note: seen in episode 11.
- Phineas and Ferb: in the episode "Elementary My Dear Stacy", the boys' waterslide loops around Big Ben and finishes at the Eye.
- The Simpsons: in "The Regina Monologues" episode, Homer and Marge Simpson ride the Eye in search of their children (Bart and Lisa) and their capsule becomes a detachable flotation device.
- Becky and Barnaby Bear: in "The River Thames" episode, Barnaby visits the Eye.
- Tracy Beaker's Movie of Me: has a scene in a capsule.
- Dead Ringers: Jon Culshaw dresses as The Doctor and warns people not to listen to the messages over the speaker system because "It's a trap!"
- Hustle: an episode opens with a confidence scheme trying to sell someone the Eye.
- Doctor Who: in the 2005 episode "Rose", the Eye is used as a communication/control device for the Nestene Consciousness.
- Sherlock (TV series): appears in the opening credits.
- Tripping Over: in the season 1 finale, Tamsin and Sam hold their wedding in a capsule.
- The Bachelorette: in season 8, Emily and Jef have their first dinner date in a capsule.
- Spy: a surveillance exercise is run from the Eye.
- The Amazing Race: in 2007 season 7, teams go to the top of the Eye to search for a location with the help of binoculars.
- The Girls Next Door: in 2006 season 2, Holly, Bridget, and Kendra visit the Eye.
- Making the Band 4: in 2009 season 3, Day 26 rides the Eye while discussing the demise of Danity Kane.
- EastEnders: in a 2001 episode, Jim proposed to Dot in one of the capsules.
- Neighbours: in a 2007 episode, Karl proposed to Susan in one of the capsules.
- New Year Live, BBC One's New Year's Eve special: fireworks went off from the Eye when Big Ben chimed midnight.
- One of the current series of BBC One station identification spots features a stylised representation of the Eye, used because the theme of the series is a circle representing "One".