London is one of the greatest and busiest cities of Europe. It is popular for its hundreds of tourist destinations and also known as a business capital. There is no scarcity of fun activities once you are in London. London Eye is one of the youngest major tourist pulls in the city. It is world’s largest Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames. The height of this magnificent wheel is 135 meters (443 ft) tall and it has a width of 120 meters (394 ft). It was first introduced in the month of January 2000 as a gift, landmark of the new millennium to the mankind.
One can easily imagine the shrill thrill of riding a Ferris wheel like this. That is why visitors from all over the world come to visit this wheel in London every single day. The surprising fact is that is has more visitors per year than Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramid of Giza combined. London Eye allows view up to 25 miles away in a bright sunny day. One can see some of the major architectural constriction and famous London places from the London Eye. Some of these sites include Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Covent Garden, Westminster Abbey etc.
The weight of this astonishing wheel is more than 2000 tons. The Ferries wheel consumes about 150 KW in every turn. London Eye was made with patience and high skills. More than Seven years were taken to build this gigantic structure. Brains from five different countries combined to make this masterpiece.
The capsule moves about 25cm /second making almost thirty rotations each minute. The slow rotation helps to view the beautiful sights longer and better and also allows you enough time to come out smoothly off the wheel without having to stop it. The wheel takes almost 800 persons along for the ride per turn and turns about a astounding 60,000 times a year. There are total thirty-two capsules in the wheel but they are numbered from 1 to 33 leaving unlucky 13 out of the equation. Each of these capsules holds twenty five passengers but to satisfy all type of customer’s needs, there are private capsules also. There are a number of package one can chose from like Champagne and Canapés Private Capsule, Champagne Capsule, Afternoon Team Capsule, Brunch Capsule, Green and Black’s Chocolate Tasting Capsule, Vinopolis Wine Tasting Capsule etc.
London Eye is opened daily at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. as people from all over the world fly to London to visit London Eye and have the experiment of a lifetime. Of course the Ferris wheel is closed on Christmas day and ten day during mid January for repairs and maintenances. One must book a ticket beforehand to avoid getting rejected on the spot as a huge number of tourist visit the Ferris wheel as mentioned before.
Author Bio : You must be excited and ready to visit this amazing Ferris wheel but don’t forget to book a London airport taxi service online beforehand. Booking an airport taxi will save you both time and trouble in an unknown country. So have fun and memorable holiday.