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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Madame Tussauds, London

Madame Tussauds is famous for the long line of eager tourists waiting outside and one of the most exciting things about visiting this attraction was avoiding the ominously long queue! I feel ashamed that Thoroughly Modern Milly, as an ambassador for London, has never visited before as this place has become a rite of passage for tourists visiting our city.
I wasn't prepared for what is housed in this great turquoise dome. The waxworks are plentiful, each room more impressive than the last. Sometimes it is even tricky to distinguish between the masterful sculptures and the mimicking visitors. The camera flashes are constant as visitors pose sillily with their favourite celebrities. I can't mock too much as I did my fair share of tourist participation and was particularly excited to have my photo taken with my childhood idol John Travolta. Other favourites include a ravishing Johnny Depp, the legendary Michael Jackson and some hilarious Royal Family statues.
This attraction isn't just a museum of waxworks, there are various interactive experiences to take part in too. We tried the terrifying Chamber of Horrors, took a ride on the Spirit of London train and watched the impressive 4D Marvel Superheroes Experience... all included in the ticket price. It is good to know that Madame Tussauds is constantly evolving, bringing in new, relevant waxworks all the time, and offering exciting extras for those revisiting.
I left feeling like a much more complete Londoner, Madame Tussauds is certainly a place everyone has to visit once.
Visit the Madame Tussauds website to book your tickets here.

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