The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is an iconic observation wheel situated on the South Bank of the River Thames. Standing at 135 meters (443 feet) tall, it was the world’s tallest observation wheel when it opened to the public in 2000. The London Eye offers panoramic views of the city, providing a unique perspective on landmarks such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace.

Each of the London Eye’s 32 sealed and air-conditioned capsules can accommodate up to 25 people, offering a 30-minute slow rotation for a complete view of the cityscape. The structure has become a symbol of London and a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike, offering stunning vistas both day and night. Additionally, the London Eye frequently serves as a focal point for various cultural events and celebrations in the capital.

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