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Along the riverbanks in London

In the seventies of the last century the River Thames in London was cultural undervalued and underused. Of course the main tourist attractions have always been the Tower Bridge and The House of Parliaments with the Big Ben.

Since the second part of the nineties this image has changed dramatically. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre opened in 1996, Oxo Tower Wharf a year later and in the year 2000 the museum Tate Modern, the Millennium Bridge and the London Eye. In 2007 new facilities were introduced for the National Film Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall got a facelift.

The riverside walkway between Tate Modern and the London Eye was built in 2008. That year over twenty million Londoners and tourists walked along the edge of the river.

The Shard is dominating the London skyline since June 2012. The 87-storey building along the Thames is 310 metres high and is 'filled' with high-quality offices, top-restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La hotel, exclusive residential apartments and London's highest viewing gallery.

17D-Foot bridge with St.Paul's

The London Millennium Footbridge is linking Banksite with the City and sited between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. The bridge is also a straight connection between Tate Modern and St. Paul's Cathedral.

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The London Eye has become an iconic landmark to be seen up to 40 kilometres in all directions. Since the opening in 2000 this is the UK's most popular paid for visitors attraction. Each year more than 3,5 million people are turning around in the 32 capsules, experiencing stunning views high above the London skyline at 135 metres. 

Constructing the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in the world was a huge operation. The wheel cables include 16 rim rotation cables, and 64 spoke cables, which are similar to bicycle spokes. Each rotation takes about 30 minutes.

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The Houses of Parliament with the Big Ben.