The 1990s in London: The London Eye was winched into place, and the drive to Kensington Palace became a sea of flowers as people paid their respects after the death of Princess Diana. Have a look at this decade in London through the eyes of the photographers who captured it.
Husband-and-wife team David Marks and Julia Barfield came up with the idea for the London Eye in response to a 1993 competition asking Londoners to design a new landmark celebrating the millennium. The contest was a bust, but Marks and Barfield's idea caught on, and the wheel opened on March 9, 2000 Source Cntraveler
Aldwych Tube Station opened in 1907, but closed for the duration of the second world war. It was used to hide and transport museum pieces, and provide shelter from aerial bombardments. It reopened after the war, then closed permanently in 1994 due to lack of use. Since then it's been used as a film location, and you can occasionally tour it. Source Acidcow
In 1997, plans were announced for an £8 million cable car to take the vast crowds expected to visit the Millennium Dome across the river from Canary Wharf. It was expected to open in October 1999, in time for the excited visitors to the Dome. The cable car would have carried 5,000 people per hour at a cost of 2 per single trip lasting just 3 minutes. The idea was scrapped in 1998. Source Ianvisits
In 1994 Oliver Peyton restored a splendid art deco ballroom near Piccadilly Circus and named it Atlantic Bar & Grill. Once described as the whole reason that everything happened, this place was legendary. You could be there drinking great wines, champagnes and cocktails with a fresh plate of oysters in a secluded booth and wile away the evening. It was the bar every bar wanted to be when it grew up. In place now is the stylish Brasserie Zedel. Source Diffordsguide