The London Eye is the famous observation wheel located in front of Big Ben in London.
It is the Europe’s tallest observation wheel. Above all, is a tourist attraction in the United Kingdom. In fact, over 3 million visitors annually decide to go up there.
In short, the structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall. The wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). In March 2020 the London Eye celebrated its 20th birthday.
However, the London Eye was formally opened to the paying public on 9th March 2000. Firstly, it was originally intended as a temporary attraction. Secondly, the giant wheel has become the symbol of London. For example, is the London Eye that every year hosts the most spectacular fireworks in the world.
From this modern spinning wheel, you can see most of London landmarks. Certainly, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Shard, most of the river Thames. Also, the Tower of London, The Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and so much more.
From the top of the wheel, you can see about 75km away assuming there was nothing obscuring the line of sight.
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