VIDEO

Be Sure To Get A Comprehensive View Of London When Aboard The London Eye

The highest point available in London from where you can see all of London is atop the London Eye. In some ways, the London Eye is akin to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The London Eye is symbolic of the ethos of London. 

Once among one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world, it can boast to be the tallest Ferris wheel among all the contenders in Europe. It has been open to the public since March 2000. it is located in the Jubilee Gardens, London.

It was supposed to be a part of the Millennium celebrations the city of London. It was formally inaugurated by Prince Charles on December 31, 1999, although it was opened to the public only in March 2000.

The London Eye has been completed with a budget of 70 million British pounds. On an average, it attracts about 3.5 million visitors every year. It has a height of 135 metres. With this it has emerged as the most popular tourist destination in London which is paid for.

A number of architects contributed their minds to the successful building of the London Eye. The London Eye is open to tourists and everyone who can pay for the tickets. You are offered a seat in any of the 32 sealed and air-conditioned capsules. Electric motors rotate the capsules that find themselves stuck to the outer part of the wheel. The capsules move just 26cm in a second. A single revolution takes almost half-an-hour. The rotating capsules are stopped only to make way for the elderly and disabled passengers to get on and get off the capsules.

 

Austin tops 'Best Places To Live' list

Austin tops 'Best Places To Live' list

U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of the Best Places To Live in the USA and Austin topped the list for the second straight year. FOX 7 Austin photojournalist Mac Sherwood spoke to some Austinites about what it is that makes Austin so special.

What Is Special About Safety Harbor in Tampa Bay, Florida?

What Is Special About Safety Harbor in Tampa Bay, Florida?

Safety Harbor is a city on the west shore of Tampa Bay in Pinellas County, Florida. It is a wondrous and magical place referred to as the jewel of Tampa Bay. What makes Safety Harbor special from the other cities and towns in Tampa Bay and the entire state of Florida? Healing Waters The Safety…

U.S. Hotel Chains Looking at Panama City

U.S. Hotel Chains Looking at Panama City

Panama City is strategically located at the Pacific entrance of the world famous Panama Canal, and not only does it offer spectacular weather for vacations, the city is also a hub for international commerce and banking. It is one of the three cities in Central America to have the status of a…

Chicago’s Most Expensive Home Sold to Ken Griffin

Chicago’s Most Expensive Home Sold to Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin, philanthropist, hedge fund manager, an American investor and chief executive and founder of the Citadel, a global investment firm, is known for his interest in unfinished condos, and his latest purchase confirmed that. In November last year, Ken Griffin made a deal with JDL Development…