London Eye


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The London Eye is a huge Ferris wheel built on the South Bank of London in 1999.


The London Eye is a major feature of London’s skyline. It is also known as the Millennium Wheel. From the top of the London Eye you can see things about 25 miles away. On a clear day, you can make out Windsor Castle. You can view more than 55 of London’s most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes.


More than 3 and a half million people every year go on the London Eye and it can carry 800 people every revolution.


It has already become an iconic London building. It is a focal point for London’s New Year firework display and was lit up in the colours of Union Jack to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.