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The London Eye

The last time we were in Seattle there was a huge Ferris wheel out by the water. It  reminded me of when I rode the London Eye a few years ago. The London eye has capsules that hold up to twenty-five people and moves so slowly that you can barely tell you are moving. The Seattle Great Wheel holds fewer people, but is very impressive to see from a distance at night.  I rode the London Eye, and hope to ride the Seattle Great Wheel some day.

The Seattle Great Wheel was built-in less than a year, but its story goes back much further than that. Seattle businessman Hal Griffith had envisioned a Ferris wheel in the city for nearly 30 years, but it wasn’t until he realized he could build one on his own pier that his dream became a reality. I would recommend clicking here to read more about the history of the Great Wheel and information for rides.

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames in London, England. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually. Click here to read the rest of the article.

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. For information on a London Eye River Cruise, click here. The video is worth watching. If you want to impress that special someone in your life, a private capsule might be the perfect idea.

If you are planning a trip to London or Seattle, riding the Eye or Great Wheel would be an adventure for the whole family.

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