London Eye is a popular icon of London that always attracts many tourists and the main destination for international visitors.
“London Eye” is also called the Millennium Wheel which is the biggest observation “wheel” in the world with the height of 443 feet. London Eye spins on the Thames River, London that has been operating since the end of 1999. It was designed by David Marks and Julia Barfield with 32 capsules on the wheel. Each capsule is air-conditioned. The wheel can spin 0,26 meters per second. Each complete round will take about half an hour. By that speed, the wheel doesn’t need to stop for any passengers to embark while moving except for handicapped people.
The London Eye was constructed per part. Each part was floated and assembled on the Thames River. The Eye, the short name of the London Eye, was inaugurated by Mr. Tony Blair, British Prime Minister, on December 1999 and has been open for public since March 2000. The delay was due to technical issues.
It has been operated by Tussauds Group and sponsored by the British Airways with its jargon “fly and flight” to describe London Eye tour.
London Eye offers an extraordinary sensation for whoever, ride the capsule and it is challenging for some people. It will take you to a “short tour” to see the exotic city view of London. Be ready with your camera to shoot some moments while “flying” in the sky.
Have different experiences with London Eye at night. The city is showered by colorful lamps and the Thames River reflects the lamps that illuminate from the “Eye”. From a distance, you can see another London City’s icon, Big Ben that solidly stands and looks graceful.
Just for your convenience, book your ticket at the earliest possibility to avoid a long queues you may experience with. It will be very crowded during the day time and it is less during night time. However, at night you can experience the great view of London and feel how romantic the atmosphere is.
After rolling up, you still have another attraction of joining a boat or cruise trip for Thames River sightseeing. It would be perfect those who visit the place for the first time. Some of tour agencies will offer you a complete tour at London Eye.