5 Things To Know About London Eye

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London eye is one of the world’s giant Ferris wheels in the world. Its located in London, United Kingdom that’s why it popular with the name of London Eye. London eye is located on the south bank of the world’s popular river “River Thames” which is also popular for a bridge on it named as  “London Bridge”. It was used to be the world’s tallest Ferris wheel in the world, but now its on the 3rd position after Nanchang and Singapore flyer respectively. The construction of the London bridge was started in March 1998 and than it was opened for public in March 2000. So, that was a little introduction of London eye now we are going to discuss 5 things you should not about London eye.

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5 Things To Know About London Eye
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1. Different names of London eye

London eye is known by different names in United Kingdom. It also known as Millennium wheel. But when it was opened for public in 1973 it was officially called British airways London eye, than the name of London eye was changed to Merlin entertainments London eye. But since January 2011 its called EDF energy London eye. But its still commonly known as London eye across the world.

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2. World’s tallest wheel

Although its not the world’s tallest Ferris wheel but its used to be world’s tallest Ferris wheel. But its still world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. Here is little difference between cantilevered observation wheel and simple Ferris wheel. Cantilevered wheels are attached to the support from just one end but simple Ferris wheels are attached from both ends.

world's tallest contilevered Ferris wheels

3. Most Popular tourist attraction

It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. The tallest Ferris wheel in the Europe and the most popular paid tourist spot in the United Kingdom. One can imagine the popularity of the It by the fact that “London eye receive more visitors than Taj Mahal in India”. Almost 3.5 million people visit this place  every year.

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4. Speed of the London eye

It moves with the speed of 26 cm almost 10 inches per second. It does not usually stop to take passengers unless passenger is disable. Because with the speed of 26 cm per second normal person can easily enter or leave the capsule.

5. Attached capsules

If you have not seen this giant wheel in real or if you have seen that in only photos than you probably don’t know about the capsules attached with this Ferris wheel. There are 32 air conditioned capsules attached with London eye. In those capsules people can freely sit and walk.

capsules attached to London eye

So, these are the 5 things you should know about “London eye”. If you are going to visit it  for the first time than you should aware of these facts.

London eye official website :  www.londoneye.com

 

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