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About London Eye in London

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London Eye In London

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About London Eye in London

A Giant Ferris wheel is located on the Thames’ South bank in London. This 443 feet high structure having a 394 feet diameter has been publicized as the London Eye. People enjoy the breathtaking views atop this beautiful wheel.

This masterpiece was designed by famous architects Nic Bailey, Frank Anatole, Steve Chilton, Mark Sparrowhawk, David Marks, Julia Barfield and Malcolm Cook. The public was allowed to visit the London Eye in the year 2000.

Design

There are 32 capsules on the London Eye which are air-conditioned, sealed and attached to the outer side of the Eye. Each of them represents the Boroughs of London, but they are numbered from 1 to 33 since they have excluded number 13 due to the superstition of bad luck.

Ownership

It has been passed-on from British Airways and Tussauds group to Merlin Entertainments; later, it was named as “The Merlin Entertainments London Eye”.

  Fun Facts about the London Eye  
  • London Eye travels at the speed of 0.6 miles per hour, which means you can complete a ride in 30 minutes.
  • More than 3.5 million tourists come and visit this beautiful place and make unforgettable memories with their loved ones.
  • It has 32 capsules for carrying passengers, and interestingly there are 33 capsules because they have excluded number 13 out of superstition.
  • From the top of this Ferris Wheel, if you are lucky to visit it on a clear day, you might be able to see Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Almost 5000 people confessed their love for each other and got engaged on the London Eye since its inauguration. The first wedding of its kind took place on the London Eye in the year 2001.
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    Is the London Eye open on all days?

    No matter the weather, the London Eye is open on all days except on Christmas.

    What are the visiting hours for London Eye?

    The Ferris wheel is open from 11 am to 6 pm.

    What is the entry fee for London Eye?

    Tickets from the counter for adults are GBP 26 and for children is GBP 21.