The capital city of England and Britain, London, has a huge choice of fantastic visitor attractions, from the amazingly historic to the very new. The majority of the visitor attractions are known all ’round the planet (for example, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace). Among the recently created are the London Aquarium, Millennium Bridge, Millennium Dome and the London Eye.
The Merlin Entertainments London Eye (to give it its proper name), is more usually named, simply, the London Eye or,occasionally, the Millennium Wheel (because it was built as part of the Millennium celebrations). It was opened officially by the then British P.M., Mr. Tony Blair, on the evening of the thirty first of December however, unfortunately there was a number of technical issues and it was not opened to the public until March. It was, at that time, the highest Ferris wheel on the planet having a height of one hundred and thirty five metres.
The enormous wheel can’t be missed in Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank of the River Thames looking over to the Houses of Parliament below. From inside one of the 32 pods towering over London you are able to see a great many the many landmarks of London, the already mentioned Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s and Hampton Court Palace are to name just a few, what a fantastically unique way in which to see nearly all of London and, more thank likely, one of the reasons it is one of the most popular paid for attraction in London.
The London Eye’s first flight is at ten ‘o clock in the morning however the ticket office opens at 9.30 am. The Eye closes at 9.30 pm between August and July, 8pm between April and October and at 9 pm for the other months of the year.
Visitors traveling by car will be pleased to discover that there are 3 car parks close by. For coaches there is parking very close to the Eye (Telephone:) +44 (0)870 990 8886) for details.
The simplest way to get to the London Eye is via the Tube, just get off at one of the following tube stations; Embankment, Charing Cross, Westminster, or the closest Waterloo. It is also possible to travel by boat, get off at Waterloo Millennium Pier.
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October 17 2009 05:55 am | Destinations