Tuesday, April 6, 2010

London Eye

The London Eye (sometimes called Merlin Entertainments London Eye) is an extremely large passenger-carrying Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames in Central London in the United Kingdom. The London Eye was formally opened by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair on 31 December 1999, but it was closed to the public until March 2000 because of technical problems. Its height is 135 metres (equivalent to 64 red telephone boxes piled on top of each other) and it is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. From its top you can see the territory around 40 km. The London Eye welcomes an average of 3.5 million customers every year. You would need 6,680 fully booked British Airways Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets to move that number of fliers! It can carry 800 passengers per revolution (25 passengers per each capsule) - equivalent to 11 London red doubled-decker buses. Each of the 32 capsules weighs 10 tones. To put that figure into perspective, it's the same weight as 1,052,631 pound coins. Each rotation takes about 30 minutes, meaning a capsule travels at a stately 26cm per second, or 0.9km per hour.

Opening times
•October to March daily 10.00am - 8.00pm
•April daily 10.00am - 9.00pm
•May and June Sundays to Thursday 10.00am - 9.00pm
Friday and Saturday 10.00am - 9.30pm
•July and August daily 10.00am - 9.30pm
•September daily 10.00am - 9.00pm

Tickets & Prices:
Adult (16 plus) £17.88
Child (4-15 years) £9.50
Child under four FREE
Senior (60 plus) £14.30
Senior (60 plus) £14.30
Family of four** £49.28


  1. Guys I tryed that place last year. It was wonderful. I liked, and saw to all London places from that eye. turn time is about 30 minutes We took many photos in. I suggest all people that.

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