London Eye View -Tour View – Buying a Ticket for the London Eye? Check it out here! Millennium Wheel
No trip to London is complete without seeing and even being on a London Eye trip / tour. On a good day you can see all around the South Bank of the River Thames. Sometimes called the Big Wheel – or the Millennium Wheel – when it was first installed back in 1999 – it has become an incredibly popular attraction.
The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. It is now known as the Coca-Cola London Eye due to a certain sponsorship deal!
There are 32 sealed air conditioned ovoidal passenger capsules which represent the 32 London boroughs. Each capsule holds a maximum of 25 people and you can actually walk around the capsule while it is moving – the rotation is very slow! The original wheel was owned by The Tussauds Group, British Airways and Marks Barfield who were the original architects – but Tussauds bought their partners out in 2005 and 2006. The Blackstone Group bought Tussauds out in 2007 – but the London Eye has stayed true to the core as a principal tourist attraction for anyone visiting London for a weekend shopping or sight seeing trip.
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London Eye -Full Tour View – Buying a Ticket for the London Eye? Check it out here! Millennium Wheel
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