Bad news for any money grabbing landlords who may have been planning to convert that last spare room into a support strut for the London Eye just in case it got itself evicted from the South Bank. It turns out that it's staying put.
Following a judicial review British Airways London Eye - the genius group that insist on calling each turn of the wheel a 'flight' - have coughed up enough cash to keep everyone happy according to Managing Director David Sharpe:
"I am delighted that the British Airways London Eye will now be preserved on its current site for the enjoyment of generations of Londoners and visitors for many years to come. Our iconic British landmark can now look forward to a long and prosperous future"
That's £500,000 a year to the South Bank Centre which should help keep the thing well oiled at least.
Love it we do, but we'll only really accept its iconic status once James Bond has bedded or shot someone on it. We don't mind which as we still have a soft spot for the Dome and all he did was fall on that.
The new lease will secure the wheel its place on the Thames for the next twenty five years. That means we'll update this post around 2031when the whole rent argument is bound to flare up again...