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London Eye

Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
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    Despite of various replicas of the London eye, such as the Singapore flyer and the Roue de Paris (ferris wheel), none of those would never stand as high and bright as the London Eye since it was literally the tallest one from 2000-2006! Even though it is not as tall as the high roller (US) or the Singapore flyer, it is still world famous and well known because of where is stands. Standing in the central of London on the side of the Thames river, it lights up the dark night skies and fascinates the hundreds of thousands of tourists every year with its beauty and functionality.

    The Ferris wheel had brought up countless people to 130 meters above ground level and allowed them to enjoy the beautiful and breathtaking panoramic view of London's architectures, landmarks, and colors.

    In order to go into the Ferris wheel, you have to walk down this path surrounded by brightly lit trees on both sides that give you one of the most magical feelings ever! If you walk across the modern bridge you get to capture the London eye, parliament and Big Ben in one picture!! It's very amazing capturing three historical, well-known, and gorgeous landmark/architectures!

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    I do not get a giant ferris wheel in the middle of London. I only half-way got the one in Chicago's World's Fair when the ferris wheel was innovative.

    That said, younger people seem to enjoy seeing London while taking a ferris wheel spin.

    This is something that you would either love or hate to do - no middle ground.

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    The London Eye is the giant Ferris wheel that lets you look at London without bothering to climb a church like all the other cities make you do. Also it has giant pods that made me think/really, really hope that at the end they would just pop us off and plunk us down in the river where we would then have a good old-fashioned 007 chase scene.

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    London Eye is Europe's tallest Ferris wheel, there is always long line to get on the London Eye, the view on top is amazing. We waited night time and the line was much shorter, if you want to go during the day, be sure to get the fast pass!

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    The ride to the top of the London Eye is well worth the time and money. Make sure you pick a good day and you will be rewarded with fantastic views. I would recommend a evening ascent to take advantage of the beautifully illuminated city.

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    Good place to go and can see many tourists from all over the world. An experienc on the London Eye will lift you high enough to see up to 40 kilometers on a clear day and keep you close enough to see the spectacular details of the city unfolding beneath you.

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    I didn't go up because I heard it was very expensive and the line was insanely long. It's probably a really good view of the city, but not one I'm willing to wait an hour for.

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    This is such a stunning attraction, and a must for those who are not scared of heights and want the ultimate view in London without getting into a helicopter.

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    I highly recommend this to anyone who's visiting London or to anyone who already lives there and hasn't tried going onto the large wheel. The sights you'll see up high are amazing and well worth the amount you pay for the ticket. The ticket is a day pass, so you can buy it early morning and then come back later in the evening to catch what London looks like at sundown (the ride stops at 9PM). It's very beautiful!

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    The EDF Energy London Eye (commonly the London Eye, or Millennium Wheel, formerly the Merlin Entertainments London Eye and before that, the British Airways London Eye) is a giant 135-metre tall Ferris wheel situated on the South Bank of the River Thames in the English capital. It is also described as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel". The site is adjacent to that of the former Dome of Discovery, which was built for the Festival of Britain in 1951.

    It's expensive, it seems architecturally out-of-place, and the wait can be insufferable. However, the payoff is outstanding, and with a view that the British would call "Lovely". I was in the pod with around 15 other folks and at times I was conflicted on which view I should be paying attention as we spun around for 30 minutes or so.

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    Very touristy, but not to be missed! The line is always long but it's worth it. This is the best view of the city and overall a very unique experience.

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    I walked along the river at night near the London Eye. Though I did not go on it-- it's a nice thing to look at. If you feel like taking a stroll at night (and not going out and getting piss drunk, which is your other option), this is a great option. Take a few photos. It's beautiful during the day, but my vote is a night shot.

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    This is the first attraction that I visited in London. I cannot forget my first day in London. I had booked a taxi for a day with a company called Totally Driven and the driver who came to pick me was the one who suggested me this attraction. He also suggested Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Madame Tussauds. At the beginning I was not much interested in London Eye, since I need to wait for long to collect the ticket and moreover it's just a giant wheel. Once it started moving, I started enjoying with full of excitement to reach the top. It was an amazing experience and I suggest London Eye for all the first time visitors. Worth visiting!

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    there is not such an important thing except seeing London at the top. but this view has made me fall in love with London♥♥
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    I think its safe for me to say that you can't go to London and not visit the London Eye. Its a must do for all London travellers. I suggest going around dusk, it's when the view is most beautiful.

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    A gigantic ferris wheel! You get really awesome 360 views of all of London in very nice enclosed, air conditioned carriages. As long as you don't mind heights!

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    The London Eye is one of the tallest Ferris Wheels in the world. It's prominent location along the Thames is a nod to the old cities thriving culture and modernity. Personally, my fear of heights precludes me from ever going in so tall and precarious-seeming a contraption, but it's nice to look at.

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    Quit expensive, but it is for sure a "must go" place in London. If you can, try to go in the sunset. :)
    ps: probably there will be some waiting line.

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    I thought it was kind of overrated. The views were gorgeous of course, as you would expect, but the huge queues and crowded capsules really take away from that. If you can secure some kind of ticket online that exempts you from queuing, go for it.

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    London Eye is a really cool experience especially at sunset and when it's not packed. But be warned the line is long.

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Known as both the London Eye and the Millennium Wheel, this huge 450-foot ferris wheel on the South Bank gives a fabulous bird's eye view of London, if your stomach is strong enough. Its inception in the beginning of 2000 honoured the Millenium; and the spectacular views stretch for 25 miles on a clear day to include views of Windsor and Tunbridge Wells. Up to 25 people can fit in each of the wheel's "capsules." The wheel turns surprisingly slowly-it takes thirty minutes to go round, so there's plenty of time to spot landmarks and take photos. There's a menace looming high above the River Thames, across from Big Ben and the House of Parliament. I kid, I kid. It's just the London Eye, a giant ferris wheel that offers the best views in London. The lines may be long, but the entire ride around the wheel takes about 30 minutes, so you'll get plenty of time to enjoy the view when you finally make it to the front.

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