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A day in London

At Asian Business School, we believe in learning through experience and exploration. With the PGDM 2013-15 batch nearing the end of their educational tour, below are fun facts regarding some of the attractions visited by the students:

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft). Supported by an A-frame on one side only, the Eye is described by its operators as “the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel”. It is currently Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, and offered the highest public viewing point in London. The London Eye adjoins the western end of Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank of the River Thames between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge, in the London Borough of Lambeth. The wheel’s 32 sealed and air-conditioned ovoid passenger capsules are attached to the external circumference of the wheel and rotated by electric motors.

Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying waxworks. Madame Tussauds wax museum has now grown to become a major tourist attraction in London, incorporating (until 2010) the London Planetarium in its west wing. Today’s wax figures at Tussauds include historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and famous murderers.

Buckingham Palace is the London residence and principal workplace of the monarchy of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing. The original early 19th-century interior designs, many of which still survive, included widespread use of brightly colored scagliola and blue and pink lapis. The state rooms, used for official and state entertaining, are open to the public each year for most of August and September, as part of the Palace’s Summer Opening.

We hope you had a fun filled learning experience.

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