16 September 2011

London Eye - a Panoramic View from Britain’s Iconic Landmark

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Britain is one of Europe’s most enigmatic counties. Rich in culture and heritage sites, its pastoral country sides and stunning landscapes offers many destinations of interest for travellers. London, the country’s largest city is a fusion of arts, culture, politics and fashion. Its unique buzz and exceptional attractions caters to a wide range of visitors.

For visitors travelling to London, a site not to be missed is a ride aboard the London Eye. Located opposite the Houses of Parliament on the borders of the South Bank of the river Thames, the London Eye is easily accessible by tube, rail, bus or even a boat ride. Standing a giant 443 meters tall it is considered to be the most popular of attractions available in London and the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.

Also known as the Millennium London Eye, this observation wheel was inaugurated in 1999 on the eve of the new millennium and is designed with 32 egg-shaped capsules, with the ability to carry approximately 800 passengers. Each ride takes about 30 minutes with passengers allowed the freedom of either walking around or being seated inside the capsule.

Once on board, passengers will have magnificent views spanning over 40 kilometers. Landmark sites in London such as the Big Ben, Waterloo Station, Crystal Palace and the Houses and grounds of the Parliament building are some of the stunning scenery on view once on board this Observation masterpiece.

Facilities on offer in and around the London Eye include gift shops and cafes. Souvenirs and guidebooks are among the range of merchandise available for visitors to purchase. For those seeking respite, a visit to the Zen Café, offers not only snacks, cold and hot drinks but also excellent views of the London Eye.

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