Wow. It is impressive. To begin with the danged thing is over 400 feet tall! And the gondolas or capsules each hold 25 people and during the ride you can sit down or walk around in the gondola and look out over the city of London in any directions.
From the top you can look out and see about 25 miles.
For you folks that like statistics and facts, the Ferris wheel is cantilevered over the Thames River, weighs 2,100 tons, and is taller than Big Ben.
The wheel doesn’t ever stop turning even for loading and unloading passengers. It rotates so slowly that getting on and off isn’t a problem even for the handicapped. Wheel chairs are no problem.
This is a picture of Westminster bridge.
We are near the top of the wheel here... don't look down.
All the little people...
And that concludes our picture tour of the London Eye. :)