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The London Eye – Panoramic Views across London

By August 21, 2013Blog

 

Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, the London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel that attracts thousands of visitors every year. The entire structure is 394 feet wide and 443 feet tall, making it the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.

The popular tourist attraction is also known as ‘The Millennium Wheel’, although its official title is ‘The EDF Energy London Eye’. It is one of London’s most instantly recognisable silhouettes, and many people enjoy the fantastic views this once in a lifetime experience offers.

If you’re visiting the capital city then going on the London Eye is a must-do activity. With its panoramic views you can see other London iconic spots including Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.

Unique Experience

The London Eye is definitely a great experience that is completely unique. Even if you go on it more than once, with the changing weather, it will be a different encounter every time.

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The London eye is one of the most iconic sights of London.

The London Eye is the only attraction offering a constantly moving 360 degree perspective of central London. The gigantic Ferris wheel literally never stops moving, and gives you the chance to see the city from the rooftops as well as from down by the riverside.

Visitors from across the world enjoy the amazing panoramic views across London every year. There is nowhere else in the capital that offers you such a unique and exciting experience as this.

Iconic Attraction in the Heart of London

Many postcards and tourist souvenirs boast pictures and photographs of the London Eye. It has truly become one of London’s most iconic attractions, and is recognised globally as a symbol of the capital city.

As it is situated right in the heart of London, on the edge of the River Thames, it is in the perfect location for viewing the whole city. You can look out every side of the London Eye’s carriage, meaning that whether you want to look north, east, south or west, you can see everything.

On a completely clear day, you can see as far as Windsor Castle, which is 25 miles away from the London Eye itself, so you might even see the Queen! Each rotation takes approximately 30 minutes, giving you ample time to sit back and enjoy the wonderful views of England’s capital city.

Great to Share with Everyone

One of the greatest things about the London Eye is that you can enjoy it with a huge variety of people. Whether you want to see the sights of London with friends, family or your partner, it’s a perfect activity to take part in.

Some people have even proposed on the London Eye, after all, what’s more romantic then a privately hired out carriage and the sight of the lights of London by night? Hiring out carriages for private functions such as proposals, or even a hen party activity is a great idea.

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The London Eye is near plenty of public transport spots in London

The London Eye itself can carry up to 800 people at one time, so you share the experience with people you know, as well as others that you don’t. You are normally placed in carriages with people you don’t know, so you can even make friends and bond over the beautiful panoramic sights.

Conclusion

The London Eye is definitely one of London’s most iconic attractions that you must go on when you’re in England’s capital city. The panoramic views are incredible and are truly a once in a lifetime sight. 

 

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