Oct 24 2007

London Eye

London Eye
For a bird’s eye view of London, the London Eye provides spectacular views over the city’s famous landmarks, buildings and river. Soaring above London on one of the worlds tallest observations wheels is an unforgettable experience.

Located on the South Bank of the River Thames, the London Eye is a distinctive highlight of London’s horizon and offers unrivalled views over the capital. Rising 135 metres (443 feet) above the city the observation wheel contains 32 air conditioned and fully-enclosed capsules. Rotating at less than a mile an hour, a full rotation or “flight” takes thirty minutes. A breathtaking feat of design and engineering, passengers in the London Eye capsules can see up to 25 miles (40 kilometres) in all directions. It permits view’s of London from an entirely new perspective, and passengers can see parts of the city that are generally not visible from the ground.

Since its opening in the year 2000, the British Airways London Eye has become the most popular paid-for UK attraction, drawing over 3.5 million people a year (an average of 10,000 a day). It took the skills of hundreds of people from five countries and seven years to make the London Eye a reality. However there’s much, much more to the Eye than its amazing views and engineering. It has become an iconic symbol of London.

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