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The London Eye

United Kingdom
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

Discover The London Eye

The London Eye was built to celebrate the new millennium in 2000. At a height of 443 feet, it was the tallest wheel in the world at the time. It should have been dismantled in 2005 but, owing to its success, it has kept its place on the Thames' riverside. It takes 30 minutes for the giant ferris wheel to complete a full revolution, so sit back, relax, and enjoy to 25-mile long, bird's eye view of the English capital.

The London Eye

The London Eye , Right under the London Eye , United Kingdom
Right under the London Eye

You can see for up to 25 miles in all directions from the wheel

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The London Eye , Modern versus old , United Kingdom
Modern versus old

The contemporary wheel stands in contrast to the 1920s County Hall

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The London Eye , A close up of one of the wheel's pods , United Kingdom
A close up of one of the wheel's pods

Here, passengers are looking south down the Thames

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The London Eye , Looking north up the Thames , United Kingdom
Looking north up the Thames

In the foreground, Hungerford and Golden Jubilee Bridges with Waterloo Bridge in the background

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