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    This Is London

    by alycat Written Feb 25, 2003

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    London Eye--For some twilight tranquility, take an evening flight and marvel at how enormous London actually is.

    London aquarium--After 2pm, when the last of the school groups have packed up their pokemon or harry potter lunchboxes and gone home, the London Aquarium becomes a tranquil place to spend an afternoon. Explore the darkened walkways and see marine life from around the world, including the only zebra shark in UK.

    Palm House at Kew Gardens--Built between 1884 and 1888, this classic piece of Victorian architecture is home to Kew gardens' collection of tropical trees, so many I dont even know their names. Plants which have become endangered or even extinct. Place not be missed.

    Fountain near Buckingham Palace
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    Flight on London Eye.

    by A2002 Written Dec 19, 2002

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    Get on the London eye on a clear day to have a bird's eye view of London. The journey on the London eye will take approximately 45 minutes. It moves very slowly, but not slow enough for taking clear night pictures.

    On top of the London eye.

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    The London Eye from Westminster Bridge

    by seamus_waldr Updated Dec 5, 2002

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    From Westminster bridge, with your back to the Houses of Parliament, you see the old GLC building, now a hotel, Aquariium and, if you are to believe the new James Bond film, the entrance to an unused Tube station now perloined by MI6!

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    The London Eye

    by seamandrew Written Nov 17, 2002

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    The London Eye is one of the largest Ferris wheels you will ever see. It was created during the Millenium celebrations (built in 1999) and has a lifespan of 5 years. It has become so popular though that London is leaning on keeping it permanently. It's open from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm. It's a 30 minute ride. It was sponsered by British Airways. It offers a spectacular view of London.

    The London Eye

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    London Eye

    by Imbi Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The London Eye - the Giant Observation Wheel, became operational in January 2000. Standing proud in London’s Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames the British Airways’ London Eye, was a focal point of the Nation’s celebration of the New Century. The Wheel is the largest of its kind ever to be built, at a height of 135m (450feet) and 1600 tonnes, it is a new landmark for London, to mark the new Millennium.

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    London Eye

    by Imbi Updated Sep 28, 2002

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    The London Eye - the Giant Observation Wheel, became operational in January 2000. Standing proud in London’s Jubilee Gardens, on the South Bank of the River Thames the British Airways’ London Eye, was a focal point of the Nation’s celebration of the New Century. The Wheel is the largest of its kind ever to be built, at a height of 135m (450feet) and 1600 tonnes, it is a new landmark for London, to mark the new Millennium.

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    The London Eye.

    by Rieke Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The London Eye.
    The British Airways London Eye is the world highest observation wheel (at least, that’s what they say!) Tube : near Westminster and Waterloo – you can’t miss !

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    The London Eye

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The London Eye
    A relatively new addition to the collection of riverfront attractions this great city has to offer. The Eye is sponsored by British Airways and offers some incredible views of Central London.
    Personally, I don't think it adds much visually to the city's quaint appearance, but you'll never get a better look at the House of Parliament.

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    The London Eye

    by Chamsa Written Dec 4, 2002

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    The idea of a giant wheel is not new, but still good! Like the Viennese Riesenrad it provides a fantastic view of the city. Over the top is also the price. (So consider The Monument, see off the beaten paths) TIP: you don't have to board exactly, so do when you think that the light is right.

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    London Eye

    by softballteam Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    The London Eye is a huge ferris wheel that moves at 5 mph. As it slowly ascends and descends you have an opportunity to see much of London from the sky. Each cabin is encapsulated and has air conditioning. The ride is for about 20 minutes, so if you are afraid of heights I would suggest you stay below

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    The London Eye

    by challenger Written Sep 8, 2002

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    The largest wheel ever built, it promises stunning views over all of London. Queue time can be quite long, especially in High Season, but it’s worth the wait for the half-hour ride. The carriages are very futuristic and you can take nice pictures from the very top of the ride looking over the city as well as the carriage behind you.

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    In London you can see the...

    by antz Written Sep 7, 2002

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    In London you can see the British Airways London Eye, which is the worlds highest observation wheel. Like most of the attractions in London is costs about £8.50 for adults. To get there, the nearest underground is Waterloo station.

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    The London Eye

    by ChrsStrl Updated Sep 5, 2002

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    Visit the London Eye - a wonderful panorama of London unfolds. I've done it twice, now, once during a bright day and once deliberately timed so that we got the sun going down and the lights coming on.
    Wonderful views, a way to appreciate the river, which was London's lifeblood for centuries. It's fun trying to spot the landmarks!

    The London Eye from St James' Park

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    British Airways London Eye...

    by FreeCloud Written Sep 2, 2002

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    British Airways London Eye (thanks SkyLink for name correction!)

    More photos in travelogue (text later, 2002-Apr-19)
    The British Airways London Eye is claimed to be the largest ferris wheel in the world, with a diameter of 465 ft. It rotates at a speed of one round in every 30 minutes. It moves so slowly that one can hardly tell if it is rotating without a reference.

    To save the waiting time for the ticketing queue, one can purchase ticket online with the official website with a credit card. You need to choose a date and time of flight (yes, they call that a ‘flight’!), e.g., 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM etc. In early April, an adult ticket was 9.5 GBP, plus 0.50 GBP fee if purchasing ticket online.

    Once you confirm your purchase, the website will give you a confirmation number, save this with you for later use when you go to there to collect your ticket. (This confirmation number may not be used normally, but just in case).

    It is required that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the your flight time. Enter the ticketing purchasing/collecting place via the County Hall entrance, swipe the credit card you used when purchasing your ticket online at one of their ticket collecting machine. Voila, your tickets should come out without any problem. The boarding queue is formed outside of the County Hall.

    Since the length of the boarding line (boarding time) varies by time/season etc, you may not get into a capsule at the exact time you requested – not that scientifically accurate. E.g., if your tickets stated your flight time should be 19:00, you may board either before or after 19:00.

    Since the Eye rotates very slowly, there would be no problem of anyone to get on and off while it keeps moving. The Eye will stop for anyone with physically disability or in a wheelchair.

    The Eye has about 30? Capsules, each with a capacity of 25 people. A bench is set at the center for those who want/need to sit down.

    When your capsule almost reaches the end of the flight (one round), an announcement would ask you to stand to the northeast or southeast corner of the capsule, if you want to have your photo taken. Make sure that you face outside to the corners they mentioned (the announcement is not very clear where you should face to, however). There are labels in the capsule for north, east and so on. After your capsule reaches certain point, a camera outside would flash onto you for the photo. After you disembark, collect your photo before exit, 5 GBP for a copy of a 5x7 in, and more for an A4 size. The photo will be you and the whole capsule.

    It is not always easy to take a photo of yourself with the scene you see while inside of the capsule, due to the reflection on the glass wall or lighting direction and so on. Therefore the aforementioned ‘official’ photo could be an option.

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  • London Eye aka Millenium Wheel

    by LuckyPhil Written Aug 26, 2002

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    For around 30 minutes you can travel on this whirlygig thingy - I did it once and it was ok, second time we went at dusk with our own champagne (alright, so it was fizzy wine then!) a wonderful experience - I'd recommend booking into the Oxo Tower for dinner afterwards, makes for a great 'romantic' or 'friends' evening

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