The London eye

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by Γεράκης Σπύρος

The London Eye,

also known as the Millennium Wheel, is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.London.eye.manycapsules.arp.750pix

It is Europe’s tallest observation wheel, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, with over three million visitors annually.

Built in 1999, the London Eye consists of 32 capsules, each able to hold up to 25 people. The wheel rotates slowly, taking about 30 minutes for a complete round.   From the top of the wheel, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of London, including landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

The London Eye is a popular tourist destination, and there are a number of different ways to experience it.  Visitors can buy standard tickets, which allow them to ride in a capsule for one rotation.  There are also a number of special packages available, such as champagne capsules, private capsules, and even wedding capsules.

If you are planning a trip to London, the London Eye is a must-see. It is a great way to see the city from a different perspective, and it is sure to leave you with lasting memories.

Here are some additional facts about the London Eye:

  • Height: 135 meters
  • Diameter: 120 meters
  • Number of capsules: 32
  • Capacity per capsule: 25 people
  • Rotation time: 30 minutes
  • Opened: 31 December 1999

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