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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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    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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    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 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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    The Yuppie is terrified of heights, so a trip to the top was out of the question. But stopped by to see the landmark just the same. It's brilliant for photographers, either shooting from the top, or just as a subject!

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    A bit pricey but it's worth it. I'd recommend going on it before sunset, the view's amazing.

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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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    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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    Europe’s largest Ferris wheel delivers an unobstructed 360-degree view of London. The wheel was built in celebration of the millennium and has become the world’s most famous. More than 3 million tourists annually take a slow spin inside one of the giant glass observation spheres high above the Thames. Each sphere holds up to 28 people. You can ditch the crowds by booking a private capsule in advance.

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    Overpriced, overcrowded but not overestimated. A must do when you are in London, an impressive experience and a privileged view on the city. If possible, try to avoid weekend days and day time.

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    Just across the river is the London Eye! The London eye is great if you take the 'fast track' ticket. You will not have to line up for long. Make sure you get out at the clear point in the day and be confident in the capsule - don't just let the other guests take the view... take your space and enjoy it too.

    You can hire the capsule just for yourself too ! With champagne

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    Slightly touristy, but the views from the London Eye are incredible! I can't even begin to estimate the numbers of photos I was snapping to map out my walk from the day before. I'd even say it is the modern version of what the Eiffel Tour is to Paris.

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    The end of the second millenia was nigh and many people around the world was worried about the 'end of the world'. What did the Brits do? Building the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world of course :) Since its opening on the 31st of December 1999 (they really didn't care if it were still exist the day after) the London Eye had becoming an iconic landmark for the capital, and the most popular paid tourist attraction. I must admit, the view from above were breathtaking when I had my chance to ride on it. The capsule itself, enough for 25 people, is pretty big. You can go around and look out of the glass window freely. The wheel itself doesn't normally stop rotating, it's slow enough to allow passenger to get on and off. And since 2005, the site has been even more famous as it has been chosen to host the annual New Year celebration with all the great fireworks display. One thing I would really like to advice you is check the weather forecast before you go on a ride, because you want to spend this much money, you would want the best experience, and a bad weather is just gonna be disappointing.

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    Spotless ... The best view of london.

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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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    there is not such an important thing except seeing London at the top. but this view has made me fall in love with London♥♥
    (competition winner- kaplan int. colleges)

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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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