Travel Diaries: London’s Eye

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London-EyeLondon’s pride and joy; London’s Eye! It was opened to public in March 2000 to signify the new millennium and the turning wheel representing the passage of time. The idea of design and its completion was accomplished with the help of architects Frank Anatole, Nic Bailey, Steve Chilton, Malcolm Cook, Mark Sparrowhawk, and the husband-and-wife team of Julia Barfield and David Marks.

Millions of people visit London’s Eye from around the world and it is the most popular tourist attraction of London. It consists of 32 individual capsules and each capsule can carry 25 people. The wheel turns continuously starting from 10 A.M at the pace of 26 cm per second, due to which people get into the capsules easily by stepping inside the slow pacing capsules.

The view is remarkable from atop the London Eye; it serves as a link to symbolize London’s history and present-day existence. It is the largest accommodating Ferris-wheel of its kind in the entire world. Visitors can sit, stand and even eat inside a capsule of the London eye.

A remarkable fact about London eye is that it has no capsule number 13. The entire rotation finishes in 30 minutes during which it reaches its zenith at the height of 443 ft.  Visitors have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of viewing London from every direction up to 40 kilometers. It weighs up to 2,100 tons that makes each capsule weight about 10 tons.

I am sure your wish to visit this marvelous monument is increasing bit by bit. Then why wait at all? Get your immigration formalities done and hop on to a flight today! It is a lifetime experience worth a ride.

See you in London!

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