“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."
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