The highest point available in London from where you can see all of London is atop the London Eye. In some ways, the London Eye is akin to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The London Eye is symbolic of the ethos of London.
Once among one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world, it can boast to be the tallest Ferris wheel among all the contenders in Europe. It has been open to the public since March 2000. it is located in the Jubilee Gardens, London.
It was supposed to be a part of the Millennium celebrations the city of London. It was formally inaugurated by Prince Charles on December 31, 1999, although it was opened to the public only in March 2000.
The London Eye has been completed with a budget of 70 million British pounds. On an average, it attracts about 3.5 million visitors every year. It has a height of 135 metres. With this it has emerged as the most popular tourist destination in London which is paid for.
A number of architects contributed their minds to the successful building of the London Eye. The London Eye is open to tourists and everyone who can pay for the tickets. You are offered a seat in any of the 32 sealed and air-conditioned capsules. Electric motors rotate the capsules that find themselves stuck to the outer part of the wheel. The capsules move just 26cm in a second. A single revolution takes almost half-an-hour. The rotating capsules are stopped only to make way for the elderly and disabled passengers to get on and get off the capsules.