Saturday, December 30, 2000

London Eye to close

The London Eye, aka the Millennium Wheel, is to close for safety checks from January 15 to February 9. The welds on the wheel will be checked over and the air conditioning filters changed. The latter is welcome as the pods can be extremely hot on a sunny day as my trip last spring confirmed.
The wheel opened late in March 2000 and has been a roaring success, unlike the dismal Dome, attracting 3.4 million visitors against a first year target of 2.2 million.

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