The London Eye
Riverside Building, County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7PBBritish Airways London Eye, or just "The London Eye" as it is more commonly and affectionately called, is one of the most imaginative and audacious projects ever seen. Sweeping the skyline at 135 m, London Eye is the world's largest observation wheel and the fourth tallest structure in London, with only Canary Wharf, Tower 42 and London Telecom Tower standing taller. A unique accomplishment of engineering and design, it offers
The London Eye - Facts and FiguresHeight:135 meters (443 feet) Circumference: 424 meters (1,392 feet) Weight of wheel and capsules:2,100 tons Total length of cables: 6 kilometers Number of high tech, fully enclosed capsules: 32, each able to hold up to 25 people comfortably Number of revolutions per year: an average of 8,000 (turning continuously) Number of passengers per
The London Eye - Turning a Dream into RealityArchitects David Marks and Julia Barfield first came up with the idea for the London Eye as an entry for a Millennium celebration competition. The London Eye thus continues the great tradition of celebratory structures, such as the Eiffel Tower built for Paris in 1889. It took seven years and the expertise of hundreds of specialists from five European
Location and Hours of OperationBritish Airways London Eye is located on the South Bank of River Thames, Waterloo Train Station Tickets start at 8.50 Pounds for adults and 5 Pounds for children under 16. Children under five go free. The London Eye is open all year. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm during the winter and 9.30am to 10pm during the summer.
Tickets can be booked in advance by calling (020) 0870 5000 600 in London, England. Group bookings can be made by calling (020) 0870 400 3005 in London, England.
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