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Stamps celebrate 10th birthday of London Eye

  • 11 August 2010
  • From the section London
London Eye stamp sheet
Image caption The commemorative sheet features 10 London Eye-themed images

Stamps celebrating 10 years of London Eye in the capital have been released by the Royal Mail.

The London Eye Commemorative Sheet features 10 big wheel-themed images.

They include views of London from the Eye, the wheel on the skyline and a sketch entered into the competition in 1993 to create a millennium landmark.

More than 38 million visitors have enjoyed panoramic views of the capital since the London Eye went up on the South Bank in 2000.

Royal Mail Stamps spokesman Philip Parker said: "The London Eye is a striking addition to the capital's skyline, providing a contemporary touch that works in combination with other famous London landmarks.

"This commemorative stamp sheet celebrates the 10th anniversary of this hugely popular visitor attraction, combining superb photographs with the story behind this magnificent feat of precision engineering."

David Sharpe, divisional director of Merlin Entertainments, said: "The London Eye has far exceeded any of our initial expectations when we opened in 2000.

"Ten years on and we've achieved fantastic success, with over 38.5 million visitors from all over the world coming to enjoy what has become the most iconic landmark in the capital."

The sheet of stamps costs £13.50.

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