See London From Above on the London Eye

The London Eye is one of the newest additions to the London skyline, but it’s already become an iconic piece of architecture that will no doubt be important to London for many decades to come. The EDF Energy London Eye is a large ferris wheel. In fact, this is the highest observation world in the whole world.

The London Eye has 32 capsules that spin round at a relatively slow pace. Each one of the capsules weighs 10 tonnes, and can hold up to 25 people at a time. You’ll spin round, right up to the top, and begin a 360 degree views of the whole city from right at the top. The wheel moves slowly enough to get a real opportunity to take in the scenery. In fact, on the wheel you’ll be able to see more than 55 different landmarks in London. All of this can be done in just 30 minutes, which is how long it takes the wheel to go round.