Who opened London Eye?

Why is it called the London Eye?

Why is the London Eye called so? The London Eye is the largest observation wheel in the world, built in 1999 on the south bank of the river Thames in London. Standing 135 metres high, it gives one a panoramic view of London up to 25 kilometres in all directions. Therefore, it’s called London Eye’.

Is London Eye Safe?

Is the London Eye scary? If you’re afraid of heights, airplanes, observation towers, glass elevators, or glass floors, 135 m seems an audacious challenge, but truth be told, once you’re inside a capsule, you feel surprisingly safe like you’re in a glass cocoon. … In a nutshell, London Eye is anything but scary.

How much does the London Eye make a year?

T he London Eye is officially the capital’s biggest ever tourism “money-spinner”, with record profits of more than £29 million last year. More than 3.5 million people paid between £10 and £29.70 for a “flight” in one of the wheel’s capsules, boosting profits by almost a fifth, according to the latest financial figures.

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