Like an Eye of a storm, London Eye a remarkable and a 135m tall breathtaking structure sits in the epicentre of the hustle and bustle of London.
The London Eye, the largest and the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, is one of the best ways to see the entire city of London first hand.
Innovative 4D theatre experience elevates your mood and gives you a warm up before your journey to experience London at your feet.
Popularly known as the Millennium Wheel, London Eye was built for the Year 2000 millennia celebrations. This celebratory monument to the new era was opened on the 31st of December 1999 by the then prime minister in power, Tony Blair.
A predecessor to the London Eye is the Great Wheel, which was built for the ‘Empire of India Exhibition’ at Earls Court.
Envisioned by the revolutionary architects Frank Anatole, Nic Bailey, Steve Chilton, Malcolm Cook, Mark Sparrowhawk, and the husband-and-wife team of Julia Barfield and David Marks, this colossal London Eye never ceases to impress tourists.
While being among the massive structures protruding into the timeless skyline, you’ll be flabbergasted.
It has 32 ‘pods’ that can accommodate up to 28people in each capsule which rotates at an eased pace. Hence, there is enough time to enjoy yourself and to take lots of photos for the next 30 minutes.
Additionally, It is interesting to note that each pod is named in the order. However, 13 is missing as it was and still is considered an unlucky number.
A quote from Sir Richard Rogers the winner of the 2007 Pritzker Prize (architectural prize) sums up the London Eye so simply. He states, “The Eye has done for London what the Eiffel Tower did for Paris, which is to give it a symbol and to let people climb above the city and look back down on it. Not just specialists or rich people, but everybody. That is the beauty of it. It is public and accessible, and it is in a great position at the heart of London.”
London Eye is the most visited paid attraction thrilling around 3.5million visitors a year, is located on the Southbank of the River Thames. It is just a walking distance from the many compelling attractions that London has to offer.
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