3.5 million visitors every year, make the London Eye, one of the best places to hang around in London.
London Eye is the landmark for the new Millennium, on the south bank of river Thames in London. The Eye of London proved to be a significant source of tourist attraction around the globe. Some record shows that the London Eye made a record of having a higher number of visitors than the Eiffel Tower. The wheel got 12.5 million pounds up gradation in the year 2009, which would reduce its carbon emission making its future bright. It would also help to conserve 20% of electricity consumption. A couple named David Marks and Julia Barfield designed the London Eye structure.
To win the confidence of the people who visit the London Eye, the entire structure built so strongly that it consumed 1700 tonnes of steel and 3000 tonnes of concrete to stand like a giant dragon. It took 1.5 years to complete the construction. The rim has a diameter of 122 meters.
How does it work?
They design the observation wheel to move slowly enough to make the people peep entire London with a 360-degree view during its ride. Takes approximately 30 minutes to complete one ride. The wheel rotates like a bicycle wheel, but motorised. This is one of the tallest ferry wheels of England, it stands on top in the list of what to see in London.
London is full of buildings and the London Eye has given an altogether a different ambience for the tourist to visit. It has roughly 3.5 million visitors every year, making it one of the best places to hang around in London. Supermodel Kate Moss made a record for UK celebrities by visiting the London Eye 25 times. It carries 800 passengers in a single ride. It also provides private rides and special packages with various facilities to make the ride luxurious.
Bookings and packages for the London Eye
For private and package ride you must book in advance to avoid last-minute hurdles. Fluorescent tubes lit the Eye at night, which is a very costly operation for the team to manage. Every morning the wheel goes under monitoring through computers and human resource to avoid any accidents.
The Christmas Eve makes the London Eye colourful as it is transformed into a perfect winter destination and it becomes the focal point on the river bank. It is being highly reviewed by tourist attraction on various internet sites. It has developed its own websites to facilitate its prospects for visitors to go through the highlights. The key success factor has been the development of the website as a dominating the marketing of the Eye. The online booking increased for the eye at a remarkable rate in the year 2004.
Are you in a fan of amazing gifts of mankind? The simplest answer is given by 30 million visitors within 8 years of the opening. People from all over the world who travel thousands of kilometres to visit the wheel and stay amazed.
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How to book the Ticket?
The answer is very simple. Just click on the link below and follow the instruction and make your reservation.
How to get to there?
If you have the ticket for Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours, the service will take you right next to the London Eye. Otherwise use the London public transport. However, we recommend getting more information about Oyster Card, Visitor Oyster Card or Contactless Cards for managing your travel costs in London.
The following bus routes stop at the London Eye (Westminster Bridge Road)
The Westminster underground station on District and Circle (Green or Yellow Line) is a few minutes away and Also Waterloo Station on Jubilee (Gray Line) is 15 minutes walk to the London Eye.