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London's frozen skyline

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.

The sculpture was hewn from a block of ice six metres long Credit: London Eye Team

Cirque du Soleil to perform on the London Eye

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 performers outside the Royal Albert Hall Credit: PA Wire

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.

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London Eye is 'one of London's well-loved sights'

“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."

– David Sharpe, Divisional Director at Merlin Entertainments

London Eye's 50 millionth visitor

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 Anderson family were the 50 millionth on board the London Eye Credit: EDF Energy London Eye

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