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Photo Friday: London Eye.
Happy Friday educational travelers!
I hope you haven’t been pranked too much on this April Fool’s Day. For today’s photo, one of our student tours currently overseas was in London and enjoyed a nice ride on the London Eye.
Positioned on the South Bank of the River Thames, the London Eye offers spectacular views of the city below as it rises nearly 450 feet into the air. Opened in 2000, as part of London’s Millennium celebrations, the London Eye is Europe’s biggest ferris wheel. The London Eye has become the most popular paid tourist attraction in all the United Kingdom. Making it a popular activity among students and their teachers on an educational student tour, the trip takes 30 minutes offering ample time to take in all of London and its beauty.
Famed British architect Sir Richard Rogers described the London Eye as the following :
“The Eye has done for London what the Eiffel Tower did for Paris, which is to give it a symbol and to let people climb above the city and look back down on it. Not just specialists or rich people, but everybody. That’s the beauty of it: it is public and accessible, and it is in a great position at the heart of London.”
So take a break from the museums and visit one of the city’s most recognized landmarks. You won’t regret it!
Have a great weekend,