The London Eye is London's Jubilee proud of gardens overlooking the River Thames. It is amazing how on one hand the modern appeal was accepted by the Londoners. Have you ever thought of that? This is how the Millennium Wheel rising began and equally historic sights of London.
The construction and opening of the Wheel
The wheel is 135 meters above the River Thames, is a masterpiece of engineering, architecture and construction. On December 31, 1999, the British Prime Minister Tony Blair, wrapped in the world's fourth tallest structure in London. It was designed for six different architects and weighs 1,800 tonnes. The wheel is located right next to the Palace of Westminster, opposite the clock tower Big Ben. It is owned by Merlin Entertainments is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe.
The wheel has 32 capsules enclosed air-conditioned glass egg-shaped and each capsule can accommodate 25 people. It takes around 30 minutes to complete and visitors can look at the city of up to 40 km in all directions. Is regarded as the highest observation wheel and projecting the outcome of the struggle of 7 years by architects.
Travelling in the eye
The ferris wheel attracts over 3.5 million each year. People call walking of flights, which was sponsored by British Airways. All capsules are comfortable and the wheel runs at a constant speed. It does not stop when travelers passing through or off. The wheel carries 800 passengers, equivalent to travel in 11 double-decker buses in London. Tickets for the tour are based on the type of cartridge you choose for your trip. You can take an ordinary capsule, the privatization of a capsule or choose a capsule of Cupid. Travelers can walk inside the capsule and there is a wooden bench in the center.
When privatizing a capsule, it can also make arrangements for any celebration. You can ask for drinks and all they want to party guests. Celebrate any occasion in the eye is special. Night walks are amazing.
Modern Tourist Spots
The London Eye is currently the most visited tourist attraction in London. Any traveler to the eye can see other attractions of London as the Imperial War Museum,The Globe Theatre, The Oval Cricket Ground, The Tate Gallery, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, The Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, The National Portrait Gallery, Buckingham Palace, The British Museum and The Telecommunications Tower. There are plenty of sites to see throughout the eye.