Visitors to the popular London Eye ferris wheel were last night appalled at the behaviour of the users, stating that the Valentine’s day spirit had gotten unnecessarily raunchy.
The Eye had been specially lit in sultry red hues for the most romantic day of the year so that couples could enjoy the view of traffic jams around Big Ben, occasionally being interrupted by men uncomfortably proposing to their girlfriends. However, the clever marketing trick quickly backfired when it seemed that partners realised that the dim scarlet lighting provided the ultimate opportunity to make love.
The activities were first noticed when eagle-eyed observers spotted naked buttocks pressed up against the glass walls, followed by the precarious shaking of the whole structure. As more riders boarded the wheel it became clear that this was not just an isolated incident, but that every pod was filled with 20 couples getting at least one crafty shag during the 30 minute ride.
Current sponsors of the Eye, EDF Energy, have fiercely denied all accusations that this was a planned event, stating it was “was not unusual for capsules to be filled with people who had turned up alone, wearing leather catsuits and drawing numbered tokens out of bags”.
Reports that MPs had reserved their own wipe-clean capsule for the evening have yet to be confirmed.