• Posted:Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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Happy Birthday, the London Eye

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Happy Birthday, the London Eye
Those of you currently staying in hostels in London are very well placed to celebrate the birthday of one of the city's most iconic landmarks, the London Eye, which is turning ten.

If you're in the area, I highly recommend that you head straight down to the big wheel and hop aboard, not least because you'll be able to enjoy the trip with a glass of champagne in your hand as you take to the London skies.

According to the Daily Mail, the Eye is one of the most popular attractions that the Big Smoke has to offer, with over 36 million people having taken a turn on it since it was installed in the year 2000. What's more, it's had its fair share of appearances on the silver screen, having featured in the likes of Neighbours and cartoons such as The Simpsons, while celebrities have also come along to enjoy the ride. Kate Moss has been on it 25 times, apparently, although Hollywood actress Jessica Alba is currently winning the A-lister race with 31 rotations.

If you do decide to head from your hostel to see the city from up above, do me a favour and see if you can persuade the people in charge to let you travel in pod number 13. The paper noted that this is left empty for superstitious reasons, but it would be good to be able to say that you were the first person to have a go in it!

However, if you can't get there quick enough and miss out on the festivities this afternoon, no matter. There are lots other things to do in the area, such as The London International Antique and Artist Dolls, Toys, Miniature, Teddy Bears and Vintage Fashion Fair that's going on over March 14th. Have fun!

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