To see the historic city of London from height can be a mind blowing experience. The spectacular view can be best seen by the amazing London Eye. The London Eye is the name of giant Ferris wheel located on the South Bank of the River Thames, London. This amazing giant Ferris wheel is also known as the Millennium Wheel.
The London Eye has been associated with several organizations since its inauguration in 1999. At first it was officially named as the British Airways London Eye. The other names associated with the Ferris wheel include Merlin Entertainments London Eye and EDF Energy London Eye. Currently it is known as the Coca-Cola London Eye, after an agreement which was signed in September 2014.
The astonishing built of London Eye includes the height of 135 meters (443 ft) and diameter of 120 meters (394 ft). It has been the world’s tallest Ferris wheel till 2006. The wheel is currently the tallest in Europe and is also described as “the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel” by its operators. The architects include Frank Anatole, Nic Bailey, Julia Barfield, Steve Chilton, Malcolm Cook, David Marks and Mark Sparrow haw.
As the name indicates the ride in the London Eye offers the view of London skyline. London Eye is the second highest public viewing point in London. The London Eye is amongst the most popular paid tourist attraction of United Kingdom as it attracts over 3.5 million visitors annually. The location of the London Eye adds a lot to its popularity. It is located in between the Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge with adjoining Jubilee Gardens.
The tourists during their ride can easily spot Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. James Park and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Wembley Stadium, Tower Bridge, River Thames, House of Parliament, Big Ben and other popular spots. London is not a city of sky scrapers so the view is vast and one can see the London as never before. The capsules are very comfortable and tourists enjoy every minute. The view can be amazing at different times. The pleasant weather can add a lot to the experience.
The Google rating for London Eye is 4.4 stars. Most of the visitors are awed by the experience. The visitors are entertained by the bird view of London. There are several steps which include tickets which can be bought on spot as well as online. There are two rows. The fast track ticket is priced high but saves from the hustle of crowd. The 4D short film is shown prior to the ride. The rotation completes in 30 minutes at a slow pace. There is a special package for the tourists to visit at two different times, day and night both. The experience is marvellous and most tourists enjoy the view, ride and facilities.
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