London's Top Tourist Attraction.... The London Eye

@Darkwing (21588)
April 30, 2007 9:41pm CST
The British Airways London Eye, or Millenium Wheel, is the world's tallest observation wheel at 135 metres, almost 443 feet high. Standing on the banks of the River Thames it offers unrivalled views over London; its capsule passengers being able to see up to 40 kilometres, almost 25 miles, in all directions, in complete comfort and safety. Since opening at the turn of the century, the London Eye has become an iconic landmark, with a status that can be compared to Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Eros and the Tower of London. A source of pride for the whole country as well as the capital, the London Eye is the most distinctive addition this century to the world's greatest city, loved by Britons and tourists alike and visited by over 3.5 million people a year; on average, 10,000 a day. You can even take a champagne flight on the London Eye, if you wish, but it costs extra. In fact, it costs just over double the normal price of £14.50 for an adult flight. The wheel carries 32 sealed and air-conditioned passenger capsules attached to its external circumference and one revolution takes about 30 minutes. If you want to take an aerial view of London, then this is the place to go. The Wheel moves very slowly, so it's comfortable to ride in. Fancy a flight???
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• United States
15 May 07
Wow, if only I were rich in fiscal means! I never say if only I were rich, because I'm actually quite wealthy, just not in money.
@Darkwing (21588)
15 May 07
Hockeygal... you have a marvellous outlook on life and I believe that if you really want to get to London, you will, by hook or by crook. Brightest Blessings.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 May 07
Oh how cool it this now ya all over there need to send me a ticket you gabs and She 77 lolololololol
@Darkwing (21588)
15 May 07
Lolol. Would that be a plane ticket or a London Eye ticket, Lakota? :-) It would certainly be great if you could make it over here and I'm sure Gabs and She would agree with me. You never know what might happen!!! Brightest Blessings and thank you for your response, my friend.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
1 May 07
Hi Love, Wow I did not know that The London Eye was the tallest observation in the world that is simply awesome. I would really look forward to seeing this oh that is not too expensive for what you receive and I am quite sure that you would get your monies worth. xx
@Darkwing (21588)
1 May 07
It probably hasn't, or won't remain the tallest observation structure for long, but at the time it was built, it was. No, I suppose for all those wonderful views and a half hour's flight, £14.50 isn't too bad a price. Thank you for your response Kathy, and Brightest Blessings.