At 135m, Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has already won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement.
Excerpt from ‘London Eye’
To see a birds-eye view of London, this is one of the best places to see it, especially if it a clear day in the skies. The London Eye takes 30 minutes to complete one full rotation and it feels like you are almost not moving, the only indication is the constantly changing perpespective of the skyline.
Like Big Ben, Westminister and the Thames, the attraction is always a feature during big celebrations particularly the fireworks at New Years, so it is no surprise why it is such a draw for visitors and on many bucket lists.
Is it worth the price? At 19.35/£23 a ticket, this isn’t cheap and the price very much reflects the fact that it is in a prime location in the capital city and a massive draw for tourists. Other similiar, yet smaller attractions in the UK do not charge near this much, the York wheel being around £7. If you happen to be travelling by National Rail to the city, take advantage of the 2-4-1 offer on this attraction (and many others), then I feel it is worth the money as it is half the cost between you.
The area around the London Eye is teaming with other smaller attractions, as well as shops, cafes and open spaces which will sometimes have street performers ranging from dancers to singers and even comedians – You’ll be surprised at what you come across!
A panoramic view on a cloudy day, so imagine what you could see and how far on a clear day…
Remember the camera!