Two ice sculptors have carved the most famous buildings in the capital from a huge block of ice. The sculpture next the London Eye Skate rink launched the Frostival festival, and took twelve hours to create.
Entertainers from Cirque du Soleil are due to perform on the London Eye today as they announce their return to the Royal Albert Hall in January next year.
Cirque du Soleil began with a group of 20 street performers in Québec in 1984 and to date, their performances have been seen by over 100 million spectators worldwide.
– David Sharpe, Divisional Director at Merlin Entertainments
“To reach 50 millionvisitors since our opening in March 2000 is a testament to the popularity ofthe London Eye, a structure that has become one of the most recognisable andwell-loved sights in the London skyline. It is now as integral to the capital’ssilhouette as Big Ben, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament and we arevery proud to reach this milestone. London is the best city in the world and theLondon Eye is the best place to see it from; we are looking forward towelcoming the next 50 million guests in the years to come."
The London Eye has welcomed it's 50 millionth visitor. It opened it's doors in March 2000 for the first time. To commemorate today's milestone, the Anderson family were given a private capsule with champagne.
Three generations of the family were at the Eye with visiting American grandparents Gregg and Sandy joining Eric, his wife Caroline and their children Stefan, Heidi and Martha.
The London Eye is expecting to welcome it's fifty millionth visitor later today.
The lucky 50 millionth visitor will be treated to a ride in a private capsule, complete with champagne.
The cleaning firm Karcher are currently spending three weeks cleaning the London Eye. But they have also tackled the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.
Phil Springall from cleaning firm Karcher explains the process of cleaning the London Eye.
The London Eye has been a fixture on our skyline since the turn of the Millennium and not once in that period has it had a full clean - until now.
Glen Goodman reports.
The team who are cleaning the London Eye are no strangers to tackling some of the world's most iconic landmarks.