The Significance of the London Eye – The tallest Ferris wheel in the World

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Taking its spot as the most visited attraction in London, the giant wheel nicknamed the ‘London Eye’ stands tall by the River Thames. It was opened in the year 2000 and immediately gained popularity for the stunning view of the city of London!

London Eye | Image Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/97006177@N00">Michal Osmenda</a> from Brussels, Belgium, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:London_Eye_(1302205182).jpg">London Eye (1302205182)</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode" rel="license">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
London Eye | Image Credit: Michal Osmenda from Brussels, Belgium, London Eye (1302205182), CC BY-SA 2.0

Interesting facts

The superb giant wheel reaches a height of 135m, which beats the wheel at Yokohama Bay in Japan which used to be the tallest by 30 meters. The wheel has 32 state-of-the-art capsules, giving the wheel a capacity big enough to carry 15,000 people (25 people per capsule). The award-winning landmark attracts millions of people each year!

Stunning views

This humungous observation wheel is a cloud buster that towers over many iconic landmarks in London. Get a birds-eye view of monuments like the Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and much more! The skyline of London is clearly visible from above, visitors will be able to see over 40 kilometres far on a clear day! The view is absolutely wonderful in the night when the city and the wheel are lit up in various colours.

Tickets

The London Eye is obviously the highlight of the entire city! Therefore, if you are accommodated at hotels in Bayswater London, the popular hotel Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel, for example, it is best to set out as early as possible to get tickets. However, there is no guarantee that there will not be an enormous queue waiting to greet you. To avoid the hassle, try booking tickets online for the thirty-minute ride.

More information

The London Eye not only provides brilliant views, in fact, the place is a venue for events. Screening through the website will allow you to check the calendar for events to time your visit accordingly. What’s more, it offers a special facility that makes it possible to tie the knot aboard the wheel!

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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