Tuesday, 21st June 2005 by James Turnbull
The London Eye is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames. You can see for 25 miles in each direction when the capsule is at its highest – an amazing height of 135 meteres. The wheel can carry in excess of 15,000 passengers each day, and is one of London’s biggest attractions.
According to the official site it is not a Ferris Wheel, ‘… for three reasons, firstly that its capsules are enclosed, secondly that they are positioned on the outside of the wheel and thirdly that the whole structure is supported by an A-Frame from one side only.’