Thursday, 5 June 2008

Ferris Wheel In Greenwich

A London Eye-styled observation wheel is to be erected by the Thames in a historic maritime site this summer.The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is due to open a 60-metre high Greenwich Wheel on Saturday, June 21.

The wheel's 36 capsules each seat six adults and two kids and will rise above the London skyline between 10am and 10pm every day, every 12 minutes.

Greenwich council originally opposed the application for the wheel on the grounds that it would spoil the skyline.Traders in Greenwich Market supported the tourist attraction during the temporary closure of the Cutty Sark.

Prices start at £7 per adult and £4.50 per child. Private capsule hire costs £30, and a VIP capsule including leather seats and a DVD player costs £50. Champagne can be taken up for an extra £30.The wheel will be open until September 28. Tickets are expected to sell out fast. To book visit, or visit the site in person from June 21.
From Bexley Times

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