Monday, April 30, 2007

The London Eye

Wow... what an awesome ride!
The London Eye is an amazing ferris wheel that offers spectacular views of London.

The British Airways London Eye is the world's tallest observation wheel at 135m high. Located on the banks of the River Thames it offers fabulous views over London.

Since opening for The Millenium, the London Eye has become an impressive landmark in London on the Thames. It has become so popular, despite it's pricey admission, that it is the most popular UK visitor attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people a year (an average of 10,000 a day). An amazing feat of design and engineering, passengers in the London Eye's capsules can see up to 40 kilometres in all directions, in complete comfort and safety. The views are spectacular!

I am not one for "tourist traps", but if you visit London, you shouldn't miss this. Great fun, and terrific photo opportunities!


Dana said...

What would a "tourist trap" be? I don't mind things like this...they get the visitors because they are worth it.

As "traps" I think more of those little cheesy roadside things which are taking advantage of nearby attractions. But that is just me and my private dictionary. : )

Judy Aron said...

A tourist trap is a place that is a common visiting spot of tourists and usually features overpriced items for sale.
It's not good or bad.. it just is.