The London Eye

The London Eye

Erected in 1999, the 135m (443 ft), London Eye was at one time the world’s largest Ferris wheel, conceptualized and designed by Marks Barfield, a husband and wife architectural team. The couple submitted their concept for a gigantic observation (Ferris) wheel as part of a competition to design and construct a landmark for the new millennium. Located along the River Thames London’s South Bank, this spectacular landmark should definitely be on your "Things to Do" list.

 

More About the London Eye

 

While it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel when it was built in 1999, its height was exceeded by the Star of Nanchang (160 m/520 ft) in 2006; in 2008 that wasn't beaten by the Singapore Flyers (165 m/541 ft) Singapore Flyer and in 2014 by the High Roller in Las Vegas (167.6m/550 ft) High Roller.

 

London's Eiffel Tower

 

The London Eye has accomplished for London what the iconic Eiffel Tower did for the "City of LIght"; Paris, by giving it an impressive representation and providing locals and visitors alike a way to soar above London where they can enjoy magnificent views. The true beauty of the London Eye is that it's so accessible to the public and ideally situated in the heart of London, within easy access to a wide variety of other entertainment options including dining, shopping, hotels and more; all within walking distance. In addition, you can get to and from the London Eye via the river and cruising down the Thames is a wonderful experience as well.

 

London Eye Capsules

 

There are 32 capsules on the London Eye (one for each borough in London) and each capsule (weighing 10 tons) can carry up to 25 passengers. The spacious, air conditioned capsules provide seating, however passengers are free to walk around as well, enjoying the unparalleled, 360 degree views over London. From this magnificent Ferris wheel, passengers will see world famous landmarks that include Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and more; on clear days the views extend as far out as forty km (25 miles).

 

Capsule Packages for Special Occasions

 

Private capsule packages are available that are sure to make any event a memorable one including extra rotation that give guests plenty of time to enjoy food and drinks along with the breathtaking views. A few of the most popular packages include the Tapas capsule, Champagne and Canapés capsule, Wine and Finger foods capsule and more.

 

Bespoke Cinematic Addition

 

Long with the unrivaled views of the city, the London Eye's the bespoke cinematic addition provides another enchanting and engaging way to experience London, further enhancing the overall experience of a visit to the United Kingdom’s most popular attraction.

 

While planning your visit to the London Eye, the views are worth seeing both during the day and at night, however it's less crowded during the evening hours (the view are just as spectacular at night). The Ferris wheel turns slow enough for passengers to board while it's moving and a complete turn takes around 30 minutes. The London Eye is wheelchair accessible as well.

 

The London Eye is open daily except for Christmas Day, December 25 and during its yearly maintenance which in 2015 will be January 5th through the 16th.

23.1.2015 | Pedros | Cities |
The London Eye
The London Eye
The London Eye
The London Eye
The London Eye
The London Eye
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