London Eye

 
London Eye
08 May 2016 Price range : 50 - 100 USD
London Eye is one of the most famous giant wheels in the world. It is situated in London, UK, on the south bank of the Thames River that is also known for a famous …More
London Eye is one of the most famous giant wheels in the world. It is situated in London, UK, on the south bank of the Thames River that is also known for a famous bridge - London Bridge. Initially, the wheel wanted to be the biggest in the world but currently is the 3 rd one, after Nanchang and Singapore.
London Eye is known in Britain under several names, in 1973 when it was inaugurated, received the official name British Airways London Eye and then took the name Millennium, in 2011 was named EDF Energy London and the name known worldwide remained London Eye.
It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world and the most popular paid tourist place in the UK. Every year this place is visited by approximately 3.5 million people.
London Eye, or Millennium Wheel, is a giant observation wheel, located in London, the South Bank of the River Thames. The entire structure has a height of 135 m and the wheel diameter is 120 m.
London Eye is an architectural marvel that imprints in the minds of tourists the banks of the River Thames in London, it is a popular tourist attraction in the travel itinerary of any visitor to the British capital.
The idea of building the London Eye came to a couple of architects - David Marks and Julia Barfield. They have imagined the idea of ​​a Ferris wheel where people can enjoy a beautiful view of London. The London Eye project was funded by British Airways and the Tussauds Group. Today it is owned by Merlin Entertainments Group, which is the parent company of Tussauds Group. The official name of this magnificent structure is Merlin Entertainments London Eye.
London Eye had the official opening ceremony on the 31 st of December 1999 under the leadership of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, but was opened to the public only in March 2000.
Since opening in 2000, the London Eye has become a symbol of London, visited by over 3.5 million tourists annually. Designed by a team of architects husband and wife, David Marks and Julia Barfield , this impressive engineering accomplishment had began its career as the Millennium Wheel , a symbol of the 20th century's ending and the beginning of the 21st century and was sponsored by the Tussauds Group, also the owner of the Madame Tussauds Museum and British Airways.
The wheel offers an excellent view of London, on a clear day the visibility is about 40 km. In the evening, from the London Eye, the capital has a spectacular image. The observation cabins provide full visibility in all directions. A cabin capacity is of 25 people.
The ride takes 30 minutes. It moves about 10 inches per second and that is why passengers can enter and leave the capsule without stopping.
If you didn't have the opportunity to see these capsules in reality, it is good to know that there are 32 capsules attached to the giant wheel, all with air- conditioning and they are spacious enough so that people can stand inside, they can move around and take pictures of the panorama.
London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in Europe, and third worldwide after Singapore Flyer (165 m height) and Star of Nanchang (160 m height).
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