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02/02/00
Eye Over London At Last
- Big wheel turns round first passengers

THE LONDON EYE is turning at last, taking its first passengers up the heavens above London from where they can experience one of the most spectacular views in the world.

The Eye - a huge ferris wheel opposite the Houses of Parliament next to the Thames - has been hit by a series of technical problems which prevented it opening in time for the Millennium celebrations as planned but engineers are now confident they have ironed out all the difficulties.

But don't rush down to the South Bank expecting to hitch a ride just yet. Today's passengers are mainly journalists and members of the public whose bookings scheduled for last month and before failed to materialise. The full opening of what is likely to become one of the capital's major tourist attractions won't be until early March. Tickets are priced at UKP7.45 for adults and UKP4.95 for children.




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