Oct 16 2013

Holiday Lets London fabulous upmarket holiday stay

Until 2013 the highest view of London was seen from the south of River Thames by the 443 feet London Eye, the first largest Ferris wheel ever in Europe visited by nearly 3.5 million people annually.  Quite definitely eye catching given to its enormity as you can see an elephantine ‘bicycle wheel’ spin in reverie if it were to have a soul in the midst of London’s skyline – looming over in many tourist photo back grounds. This tourist hot spotter was opened in 1999 by the Prime Minister, Tony Blair.  Though it no longer provides the highest view it is one of the icons that illuminate the London skies every night and also every New Year is accompanied with a display of fireworks from the wheel itself. Also this colossal icon was privileged to participate in the commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II where it had one of its passenger capsules named as the Coronation Capsule.

“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”. – Sir Richard Rogers, winner of the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

The wheel spins at 0.9 km/h and one revolution takes about 30 minutes. It has 32 capsules each weighing 10 tons that can carry 25 passengers. Despite its slow moving speed the wheel does stop in order to assist elders and the slow. The wheel is decorated with LED lights that can be digitally operated.

A new 4D Experience and ticketing hall has been designed as a pre flight agenda for the visitors.

Ideal to accompany your short stay is a short 30 minute tour where you can enjoy panoramic views of London. If you have children, the view of over whelming scenic London is recommended, after all the thought of spinning in an elephantine ‘bicycle wheel’ would be elating enough for a youngster. London Eye is one of the attractions in London, a well budgeted stay at a self catering accommodation such as Holiday Lets London will leave more room in your wallet to visit other attractions we have mentioned such as the Westminister Palace , Globe Theatre, Big Ben etc.

Holiday Lets London is one of the many London Holiday studios but stands out as one of the best due to its popularity in easy booking, trust worthy payments and yes off course the best flats for rent in London for the price you pay.