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Cleaning the London Eye

A team of cleaners, complete with abseiling equipment, climbed up the London Eye during the night to start giving it a clean. The project will take three weeks and is being done by the cleaning firm Karcher.

The team will clean two or three capsules each night, removing the thirteen years of grime that has built up since the Eye started operating. However during the day, the Eye will operate as normal.


Straight jacket appeared to catch fire in Eye stunt

Video footage from the television production company shows onlookers gasping as the daredevil's straight-jacket appeared to catch fire.

With just seconds to spare, he threw his jacket to the ground - to rounds of applause from those watching below.

The stunt was shot for the new show The Incredible Mr. Goodwin shown on TV Channel, Watch.

500 date on London Eye

Memorable first date? Singletons play table tennis on the London Eye. Credit:

Last night 500 single people dated on the London Eye in 32 different dating experiences - London's biggest ever dating event.

Rabbits get a cuddle Credit:

Some capsules were turned into petting zoos with 50 rabbits, others turned into karaoke and cinema rooms. Some had ping pong tables and comedians entertained daters in others.

A happy couple Credit:

One capsule even offered people the chance to hop on single and get off married.

London Eye illuminated in honour of puzzle book favourite

The London Eye was illuminated in red and white - to match Wally's stripy jumper. Credit: ITN

The London Eye was lit up in red and white last night to celebrate the 25th birthday of Where's Wally - the star of the puzzle books written by Hampstead author Martin Handford.

They've sold over 58 million copies worldwide since 1987.

More than 58m copies of the Where's Wally books have been sold worldwide. Credit: Where's Wally.
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