Tuesday, 16 June 2015

London Eye or Millenium Wheel in London

16th June 2015

I have been on London Eye many times before so this time I decided to stay in the local pub and took some photos from different  places around London Eye.

The journey on the wheel takes 35 minutes.


It is a famous landmark here so it is very crowded





Each of the 32 ovoidal capsules weighs 10 tonnes and can carry 25 people
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally published as the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, then theEDF Energy London Eye. Since mid-January 2015, it has been known in branding as the Coca-Cola London Eye, following an agreement signed in September 2014.[
The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). When erected in 1999 it was theworld's tallest Ferris wheel. Its height was surpassed by the 160 m (520 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014. Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel".
It is currently Europe's tallest Ferris wheel,[10] and offered the highest public viewing point in London[11] until it was superseded by the 245-metre (804 ft)[ observation deck on the 72nd floor of The Shard, which opened to the public on 1 February 2013. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.5 million visitors annually, and has made manyappearances in popular culture.
The London Eye adjoins the western end of Jubilee Gardens (previously the site of the former Dome of Discovery), on the South Bank of the River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge, in the London Borough of Lambeth.




8 comments:

  1. I don't like heights like that so have never gone up in it!

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    1. I can say I love travelling on the wheel because views are fantastic

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  2. Oh dear! I wouldn't dare go up for the ride. The wheel is so big and I am afraid of heights.

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  3. 35 minutes is a long ride on a ferris wheel. Not sure I could go up quite that high anymore.

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    1. Yes some people are scared in the capsules and praying for God.

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