The Millennium Wheel keeping a check over London City since 2000’

Located in the heart of London, along the river Thames between Westminster and Hungerford Bridges, the London Eye is situated across the river from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. At 443 ft tall, London eye is not a Ferris wheel but the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel and has come to be one of London’s iconic structures and modern symbol of the capital.

Originally built as a temporary structure to mark the 2000 millennium, London’s magnificent Ferris wheel remains one of the city’s best-loved attractions to this day. On average, the London Eye receives more visitors per year than the Taj Mahal or the Great Pyramids of Giza even after not being a world’s wonder.

The observation wheel turns slow enough for people to embark while it is moving. A complete turn takes about thirty minutes and carries around 800 passengers at a time. It is meant to deliver great views – not a thrilling ride. The glass capsules on the outer side of the rim, give passengers a great 360-degree view over London. Many famous landmarks are visible including Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. On a clear day, you can see as far as forty kilometers.

If you are in London, a trip on the London Eye is truly captivating. Make sure you get your tickets in advance, lines can be very long, both for embarking and for ticket purchases. It’s less crowded at night and the views are even more spectacular.
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