Newest Review: ... a 20% discount but also means you don't have to queue to buy tickets. A family of four ticket costs just over £50. There is still a queue... more
Big Wheels keep on turning
Member Name: Gary_Flower
Advantages: You get great views of London
Disadvantages: If you dont like hights dont do it.
The London Eye is a Observation wheel in the centre of London. The wheel was opened for the Millennium celerbration on 31 December 1999 by Tony Blaire. As it was opened for the Millennium it is also known as the Millennium Wheel. The wheel is 135 metres (443 ft) high which makes it the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. The attraction has become the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.
The London Eye carries 32 sealed and air-conditioned egg-shaped capsules and each one represent one of the 32 London Boroughs. They are attached to its external circumference and holds 25 people who are free to walk around inside. The wheel moves very slowly 26 cm per second and takes about 30 minutes to do a whole revolution.
The look of the Eye is like a huge spoked bicycle wheel. In the evening the lighting for the London Eye is something you must see. The colours change throught he evening and looks amazing. Since 1 January 2005, the Eye has been the focal point of London's New Year celebrations, with 10-minute fireworks displays taking place involving fireworks fired from the wheel itself.
When you ride the wheel it is something that you will always rememeber. It takes awhile to get to the top but the view is something else. You can see for miles (depending on the weather) I don't really like hights but you does reallly feel high in this because you are taken up so slowly. If you havent tried it you must and at £17 a ticket it is a great price.
Summary: £17, bargin
More reviews in the field of Sightseeing National
- Great alternative to Hanley
- Don't be Sour at Stour(head)
- Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire
- See rare animals and evidence of extinct ones at the seaside
- Rip off merchants
- A gardener's paradise. Logan Botanical Gardens.
- Out with the old, in with the new
- A Tudorific Day Out
- Eton Mess-less
- Time Travel the Easy Way
- Deal Castle (Kent)
- Skomar Island (England)
- Studland Beach (Studland, Dorset)
- Hestercombe Gardens (Taunton, Somerset)
- The Smallest House in Great Britain (Conwy, North Wales)
- Dovecot farm (Northants, England)
- Newton's Cove (Weymouth)
- Cardiff Castle
- Dorney Court (Windsor)
- Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (Weymouth)