London Eye, London
Enjoy a wonderful view of England's capital city from the London Eye
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About London Eye
A Giant Ferris wheel 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. Formerly known as Millenium Wheel, London Eye in England is the world’s fourth tallest ferris wheel. Visitors can hop on to this wheel, and enjoy a ride of 30 minutes for an exhilarating experience. Attracting around 3.5 million people every year, it is one of the major attractions of the city of London. As it offers a panoramic view of the London city up to 25 kms in every direction, it has been named, London Eye. The public was allowed to visit the London Eye from the year 2000.
For an enticing experience, visitors can hop on a 40 minute London Eye river cruise along the River Thames. And, enjoy the sightseeing of major attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
History of London Eye
Built in between the year of 1998 and 2000, London Eye was intended to stand for a shorter duration. However, having proved to be one of the popular attractions of the place, it has been turned into a permanent fixture on the skyline of the city. Though, the official opening ceremony of the London Eye was held in the year of 1999, but due to some technical issues it was not open for public view until March 2000.
Architecture & Design of London Eye
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. This masterpiece was designed by famous architects Nic Bailey, Frank Anatole, Steve Chilton, Mark Sparrowhawk, David Marks, Julia Barfield and Malcolm Cook.
Interesting 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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How long does it take on the London Eye?
It takes around 30 minutes to enjoy a ride on this attraction.
Is London Eye included in the London Pass?
Though, London Eye is not included in the London Pass, one can explore this attraction through London Explorer Pass which covers 20 major attractions of the city.
Why is the London Eye so popular?
Being the fourth biggest observation wheel on the landscape of London, standing with the height of 135 metres and diameter of 120 metres, it is one of the must-visit hotspots on a London tour.
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