London Eye to celebrate tenth birthday with dramatic light show

The Merlin Entertainments London Eye will light up the South Bank tonight (9 March) with an extravagant fireworks show to celebrate its tenth birthday.

London Eye to celebrate 10th birthday with dramatic light show
London Eye to celebrate 10th birthday with dramatic light show

From 7pm, visitors will enjoy an impressive light show, with those booking a flight receiving a free glass of Pommery champagne.

"Everyone at the London Eye is thrilled to be celebrating this important landmark with our visitors, who have been so important along the way, and we can't wait to see it all come to life on the day," said David Sharpe, managing director of the London Eye and divisional director of London Midway Attractions.

The Merlin Entertainments London Eye has welcomed more than 36 million visitors over the past nine years.

It is currently undergoing a £12.5m upgrade, which is due to be completed in time for the 2012 Games.

Its owner Merlin Entertainments pulled the plug on a £1bn-plus stock market flotation last month, due to tough market conditions.

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