British Airways London Eye, the capital's fourth tallest building,
after the Canary Wharf, NatWest and BT Towers, offers unsurpassed
views of the city.
Cantilevered out over the Thames,
the capital's stunning new landmark is the largest observation
wheel in the world. The structure was built by British
Airways to celebrate the millennium.
Facing the Houses
of Parliament across the Thames, the London Eye
sweeps the skyline at 443 feet. The wheel's central
hub and spindle are connected to the outer and inner rims
by eighty fine cable spokes.
The 32 passenger capsules,
positioned on the outside of the wheel structure, can carry
25 passengers each. Constantly revolving, the London
Eye can carry up to 15,000 passengers a day, passengers get
on and off whilst the Eye is in motion, don't worry it's a
lot easier then it seems!
The trip takes 30 minutes and
on clear days visitors can see over 25 miles in each direction.
If you nothing else in London,
Tickets: available on-site on
first-come-first-served basis, recommend telephone to book