London eye

London eye is a giant Ferris wheel in the British capital

London eye (London Eye) – one of the largest Ferris wheel in the British capital . The wheel is located in Lambeth on the South Bank of the Thames. Another name of this attraction — ” the Millennium Wheel “. December 31, 1999 the London Eye was inaugurated.

The height of the London eye (London Eye) is 135 m from the base. Later, the “London eye” yielded a similar attraction in Singapore. It is also planned to build a few more rides. The wheel was designed by architects husband and wife team, David marks and Julia Barfield.

In clear weather, with 135-metre high wheel (about 45 floors) with stunning views of London and its environs. To make it clearer, 135 meters — about level 45 floors! For example right in front of me (or rather, even under a;)) you can see the famous big Ben and Westminster Palace.

London eye (London Eye) . features 32 transparent capsules-cabins, each of which can accommodate up to 25 people. At the same time the attraction can take 800 people. And for his closecombat is already more than 3.5 million people! Space in cabins is possible to order champagne and strawberries, if desired — prokatitsya “Cupid’s Capsule” for two (the waiter).

The wheel rotates with a constant speed of 26 centimeters per second (about 0.9 kilometers per hour) to one revolution takes about 30 minutes. The wheel does not stop to take on your “Board” passengers, as the speed allows passengers to enter and exit at ground level. The wheel stops only to disabled and elderly people to be able to land (landing safely).

Is this attraction in Lambeth . Every year the London Eye is visited by over 3 million people.

1 January — 5 January: 10:00 — 20:30, 6 Jan — 17 Jan: closed for technical reasons, January 18 — April 4: 10:00 — 20:30, 5 APR — 21 APR: 10:00 — 21:30, 22 APR — 24 may: 10:00 — 21:00 (at weekends until 21:30), 25 may — 1 June: 10:00 — 21:30, 2 Jun — 28 Jun: 10:00 — 21:00 (weekends until 21:30), 29 Jun — 31 Aug: 10:00 — 21:00 (on Fridays until 23:30), September 1 — December 27: 20:00 — 20:30. Entrance: standard ticket: GBP 19,2, standard child ticket: 12,3 GBP, child under 4 years: free, standard seniors: 15,3 GBP.

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