Are you thinking of an incomparable way to see the beautiful city of London? Then London Eye is the perfect pick for you. In essence it is a huge Ferris wheel which resembles huge spokes of a bicycle wheel. Situated in the heart of the city, on the South Bank of the Thames, between Hungerford Bridge and Westminster Bridge, this is one of the major landmarks which attract tourists.
It is also the tallest Ferris wheel in the whole of Europe and the most paid tourist site in the UK. This enormous wheel has 32 air-conditioned and sealed ovoidal passenger capsules making this whole magnificent experience a comfortable one. The capsules have been made out of glass and allow the passenger to have a great 360 degree view over the city.
The London Eye was officially opened on the 31st of December 1999 by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair but was publicly opened on 9th March, 2000. This spectacular landmark was first referred to as the “British Airways London Eye” and later “Merlin Entertainment London Eye”. From 2011 it has been officially known as the “EDF London Eye”.
Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of the Parliament and Big Ben are few of the famous landmarks you could spot while you travel to the top. This attraction would definitely let you witness the beauty of the city in a different perspective be it day or night.
If you go to visit this attraction do not forget to head to its gift shop. There you would be able to purchase a variety of gifts and souvenirs that you can take back with you and which offer fond memories of your incredible journey on this awe-inspiring ride.
If you are on the lookout for accommodation in the city a good choice would be London serviced apartments with easy access to the city. While you explore the British capital, stay in the comfort of a luxuriant Mayfair serviced apartment surrounded by museums, elegant restaurants, trendy boutiques and many more. Ascott Mayfair London is one such option that offers travellers an amazing experience in the city.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.