The London Eye is Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel; a masterpiece and at the peak of engineering, it is now the attraction that represents the founding of a worldwide icon.
There are 32 glass capsules (pods) rotating at approximately 30 minutes, it offers you the best and an ever-changing view of the entire London. Inside the capsule, guides introduce you to each of the iconic landmarks.
Photo by Ian Sane
This giant Ferris wheel took a year and a half to construct. Over 1,700 tons of steel and 3,000 tons of concrete was used in the construction.
Twenty-five passengers can be accommodated in the futuristic-looking glass pods. The dimension of these capsules is eight inches and weighs about a massive 500 kilos. They are 25 meters each with extended spindle constructed from Czech Republic. The diameter of the rims are 122 m and about 200 times as that of an ordinary bicycle wheel.
The London Eye Ferris Wheel
This giant Ferris wheel turns slowly which is just enough visitors and tourists who are currently moving to embark. A turn takes approximately half an hour. Each of the passengers has a wonderful view of London from the glass pods.
Buckingham Palace, the House of Parliament and St. Paul’s Cathedral are among the amazing views to admire. On a clear day your are going to see over 45 kilometers (25 Miles).
Buy Tickets for the London Eye Online and Skip the Queue (Lines)
Be sure you get your tickets because lines can be long. Both for ticket purchases and also for embarking.
The London Eye has been very popular and which has drawn interest to extent of the South Bank of the Westminster Bridge and the bridges walk. There is also this County Hall is a must-visit palace which houses Shrek’s Adventure London, the London Dungeon, the Sea Life London Aquarium, and a resort. Nearby Jubilee Gardens provides a chance for young people to operate the queues and crowds right below the wheel is a good spot to jump onto a few of those normal riverboat which stops off between Westminster and also the Greenwich.
Ticket prices vary depending on the sort of package desired (Night and Day Experience, Guided Tour Expertise), but the typical admission for adults begins at 26 pounds (roughly $34.40). To see a complete list or to book your ticket online, head to the London Eye website. Also, you’ll find that the London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) off the Waterloo Tube stop.
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