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Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the world’s
most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison,
armory and even a zoo. The ancient stones hold within them dark secrets,
as fortified vaults shine with priceless jewels and historic uniformed
Beefeaters stroll the grounds. Situated in Central London, just a
stone’s throw from the River Thames, the Tower of London is one of the
city's premier attractions.
Among all the historic attractions of London the London Eye is
one of the more recent and contemporary attractions. The Eye is a huge
Ferris wheel located on the edge of the Thames River in the Jubilee Gardens.
The wheel was built as part of the millennium celebrations and has changed
name several times due to different ownership and sponsoring, at present it
is officially called the EDF Energy London Eye. The wheel took 1.5 years to
build and was designed by David Marks and Julia Barfield. It is constructed
from 1700 tons of steel and has foundations made with 3000 tons of concrete.
The wheel is 135 meters high and has a diameter of
120 meters, it was completed in 1999. The wheel has 39 sealed egg shaped
capsules which can each hold up to 25 people. Each capsule is 8 meters long
and weighs 500kg. In each capsule there is air-conditioning, seating
and interactive screens which give information about the sites you can see
below in London. One full revolution of the wheel takes about 30 minutes and
at ground level the passengers get on and off without the wheel actually
stopping; as the Eye rotations at such a slow rate (26cm per second).
From the capsules passengers have a 360 view of
London and most of the famous landmarks can be seen from the wheel. There
are a number of combination tickets available for the wheel as well as
tickets which include a boat ride down the Thames which brings you to the
Airport transfers are
round trip (flights details are required)
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