“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
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As the 4th wheel in the world, The London Eye is chosen to propose and celebrate wedding by many couples, even it is become a restaurant on the occasion of the festival. With a height of 135 meters, The London Eye is currently the 4th largest rotation in the world but isnot in the top of 20 tallest works in Lodon.
It take 30 minutes to go off around The London Eye and it moves with the speed of 0,9 km/h.
The couple David Marks and Julia Barfield proposed the idea of costructing the London Eye in a contest which is about designing the new work to celebrate the Millennium in 1993. The constest broke to pieces but Marks Barfield’s idea became famous and the wheel was opend in 9th March, 2000 despite the slow progress and technical reasons.
With more than 3.5 milions players each year, the London Eye is now the location to buy tickets that attract tourists most in the UK. And the free popular one is British Museum with more than 6 milions tourists each year.
In British, Kate Moss is the star with the most experience at the London Eye with 25 laps. And American star holds this record is Jessica Alba with 31 times.
The London Eye has 32 cabins is symbolic of 32 districts of the city), but is numbered from 1 to 33. In here, there is no cabin no.13 because of the unlucky number.
All wheels in London weighed more than 1000 tans, costs one billion pounds. Before assembling at the currently location, the parts of the London Eye was focused and moed to 8 temporary islands in the Thames river. However, during constructing, one cabin was broken before being raised and must be changed.
One special thing of the London Eye in comperison with the other wheels in the world is that it has one side supported. The wheel has the same composition is Orlando Eye opening in the summer os this year.
More than 5 thousands people have proposed on London Eye since it opened until now. If you want to do the same thing in a private cabin, you have to spend $559, including champagne. More than 500 weddings also celebrated in here and the first one occurred in 2001.
In a restaurant in London, the wheel becomes a place to eat on high. The famous chefs as Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud serve meals at one of the 10 cabins for patrons.
There is a few people climbing on this wheel. Magician David Blaine performed standing at the top of one cabin when Lodon Eye turned right round in 2003. In 2004, a man weared as a spider man and climbed in 18 hours to call attention to paternity in the UK.
On paper, selfie sticks are allowed to use in London Eye although they are banned in many other sightseeing places as the National Gallery of Art and the Wembley Arena.