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  The Magnificent Millenium Wheel - The London Eye
by infodiva

Whenever I stand beneath the British Airways London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, my mouth falls open in awe. I feel like a goldfish, gaping at the sheer magnitude of this giant Ferris Wheel which stands on the South BanK of the River Thames.

It opened in 1999 and it is the largest observation wheel in the world. It stands 135 metres (443 feet) high on the western end of Jubilee Gardens in Lambeth, London.

It is adjacent to London's County Hall, and stands opposite the offices of the Ministry of Defence.

Designed by architects David Marks, Julia Barfield, Malcolm Cook, Mark Sparrowhawk, Steven Chilton, and Nic Bailey, the wheel carries 32 sealed and air conditioned passenger capsules attached to its external circumference. It rotates at a rate of 0.26 metres per second or 0.85 feet per second (about 0.9 km/h or 0.5 mph) so that one revolution takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Honestly, it is best to have at least 2 Martinis before climbing on board. It is awfully high and for those of you who suffer from such maladies, the odd Martini is the surest way to enjoy yourself despite yourself.

Address: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London
Directions: British Airways London Eye
Riverside Building
County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7PB

Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Phone: 44 (0)870 220 2223

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2006
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