London Eye is the giant ferris wheel by the River Thames. You can’t really miss it even if you’re so busy taking selfies at the Parliament Hall where Big Ben is. During the day, I wasn’t really impressed, especially when London is gloomy and cloudy. There’s nothing to be awed at, really. Unfortunately, on the day I decided to try it, I was discouraged by the long queue at the ticket booth. I have no patience lining up in a searing summer day. And on the last day, I went back with a friend but it’s the same scene – a never-ending queue. I tried to book online but for strange reason my credit card was denied. So, I just abandoned the plan of riding Europe’s largest Ferris Wheel. Maybe, next time?
London Eye has two other names: Coca Cola London Eye and Millennium Wheel.
It is 135 meters tall and passengers are treated to a 360-degree view of the city.
Not so much impressive during the day, but at night it’s on fire! Simply flaming gorgeous! 😉
The Millennium Wheel is London’s most-visited tourist attraction.
There are 32 high-tech glass capsules with interactive guide in different languages.
On a very clear day, you can see as far as 40 kilometres from where it stands.
As you go up, you can follow the pulsating course of the mighty River Thames. One slow rotation takes about 30 minutes.
Make sure to watch the 4-minute 4D video presentation about London Eye. It comes with the ticket. See it before you embark on your trip – up the London sky!
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