We rode the London Eye Monday Night. The London Eye is the largest Ferris Wheel in the world.
It is so pretty at night. The pictures don't do it justice.
Here is a picture of the group of us that rode the London Eye. (The lighting/reflection is kinda bad)
- The London Eye welcomes an average of 3.5 million customers every year. You would need 6,680 fully booked British Airways Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets to move that number of fliers!
- The London Eye can carry 800 passengers per revolution - equivalent to 11 London red doubled-decker buses
- Each rotation takes about 30 minutes, meaning a capsule travels at a stately 26cm per second, or 0.9km (0.6 miles) per hour - twice as fast as a tortoise sprinting; allowing passengers to step on and off without the wheel having to stop
- The height of the London Eye is 135m (equivalent to 64 red telephone boxes piled on top of each other) making it the fourth tallest structure in London
- The spindle holds the wheel structure and the hub rotates it around the spindle. At 23 metres tall, the spindle is around the size of a church spire and, together with the hub, weighs in at 330 tonnes: over 20 times heavier than Big Ben