In March we played host to a French exchange student, meaning we became tourists in our own city. Although we had been on the London Eye twice in the past, London’s ever-changing skyline means each new visit offers new sights.
It’s an impressive structure, standing at 443 feet tall and with a diameter of 394 feet. When it was constructed in 1999 it was the largest ferris wheel in the world. It held that title for seven years before the Star of Nanchang (525 feet tall) took its crown, but as at 2015 it remains the largest ferris wheel in Europe.
In every direction London’s iconic structures spring into view. St Paul’s Cathedral; the City of London; Canary Wharf; the Walkie-Talkie (which reflected the sun’s rays and melted cars when it first opened, until a screen was put over it); Downing Street; The Shard; the Houses of Parliament – they are all laid out for you to see.
- The London Eye: N 51° 30.200 W 000° 07.180
- Date of Visit: 8 February 2015