Today, London Eye is perhaps the best way to admire London and his majesty. This giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames is 135 meters tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 meters. This makes it the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. The beauty of it is that is public and accessible to all who maybe don`t have the time to visit the entire city so they can take a look from the above.
The Eye was built at a cost of £70 million pounds. On a good day guests can enjoy a view of up to 25 miles away! The wheel rotates extremely slowly; 26cm (10in) per second – which is about 0.6 miles per hour.
Visitors ride the Eye in one of 32 (one for every London Borough) capsules that are specially designed to remain in the same position as the wheel revolves. Each capsule, capable of holding up to 28 people, is sealed and air conditioned so remains comfortable inside regardless of the weather.
The nearest London Underground station is Waterloo, although Westminster and Embankment are also within easy walking distance.
London River Services operated by Thames Clippers and City Cruises stop at the nearby London Eye Pier.
Adults: £ 29.16
Children from 4 to 15 years: £ 29.16
Children under 4 years: free