London Eye is standing majestically 135 meters high at the western end of Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames at Westminster Bridge Road. It is a major paid tourist attraction of this popular city of London.
This massive entertainment wheel is an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. It is the world's tallest observation wheel and attracts over 3.5 million visitors a year.
It was opened in 2000 and was known as the Millennium Wheel. Now it is operated by Merlin Entertainments and popularly known as London Eye.
The 32 egg-shaped capsules, each representing the 32 boroughs of London, carries about 25 passengers in each capsule. It is amazing to know that this gigantic wheel carries around 10,000 visitors every day, and it allows for a full 360 degree-panorama when you are at the top of the wheel, with a stunning view of London, including many famous landmarks of the city.
The observation wheel takes about 30 minutes for a complete turn. If you happen to visit on a clear day you can see as far as about 25 miles.
The gigantic wheel is quite an engineering marvel, and is more spectacular at night.
When you are in London don't miss this engineering marvel. It can be one of your memorable experiences.
For more information, visit the official website