The London Eye is the largest Ferris wheel in Europe. It is 135 meters tall. The construction began in 1998 and it was finished in 2000. It took the architects 7 years to design.
It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. It has become the UK´s most popular visitor attraction.
From the top you can see things about 25 miles away. One revolution takes 30 minutes and it doesn´t have to stop when people step on and off. The London Eye carries every revolution 800 people. More than 3 and a half million people go on the London Eye every year. There are 32 capsules and each one can carry 25 passengers. One capsule weighs 10 tonnes without passengers. They are big enough that you can sit or walk around. The capsules are numbered from 1 to 33 because they omitted the number 13 for superstitious people.
In my opinion we should go there because you have the greatest view above London. You can never see the buildings in this unique way.
Written by Julia Sauerwein