I feel very fortunate to have seen myself this very popular attraction in London. The London Eye has 32 air-conditioned capsules, each can accommodate up to 25 persons. The glass capsules on the outer side of the rim allows the passengers to have a 360-degree view over London.
The wheel moves slow enough for people to get on a capsule while it is moving. It takes about 30 minutes for the wheel to complete a turn.
At 135 meters high, this was once the tallest observation wheel in the world until it was surpassed by the Star of Nanchang in 2006 (160 meters), Singapore Flyer in 2008 (165 meters), and Nevada’s High Roller this year (167.6).
Since I’m afraid of heights, shall I embark? 🙂