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Member Name: djw08
Advantages: a few good wax works
Disadvantages: Herded like cattle, very poor models, unenjoyable
We had always wanted to go Madame Tussauds, unfortunately we were a little disappointed. Madame Tussauds is located about two minutes away from Baker street tube station and it is open from 9:30am - 5:30pm. We paid £25 each and in our opinion this was too much. The staff seemed a little moody and we never got service with a smile. The staff seemed to be quite efficient but lacked any sort of manners which again spoilt the experience.
I don't really know what I had expected but after 45minutes of queuing we were herded into a room and we felt like cattle the rest of the ay round. Tourists were pushing and it was impossible to get a decent photo without the models actually looking 'wax-like'.
There are wax figures of most stars such as pop stars, Hollywood stars and a few member of royalty. We were a little disappointed that some figures were restricted and we were not allowed to take photos, after paying £25 it seems a little unfair to not be able to take photos.
After the 5th waxwork I decided to rush along and get it over with it wasn't the pleasurable, fun experience I had been expecting and I was really quite disappointed about the money spent on the day out.
The wax works do look lifelike and in some cases it's believable to think "oh look at the queen" then a tourist walks in front smirking "oh look at er aint she wonderfuuuul" then we realised where we were.
I really enjoyed the Chamber of Horrors as I am quite into spooky, gory things my girlfriend however did not appreciate that and spent most of the time squealing. We were warned before hand to not enter if kids could be sacred I wasn't actually counting on having problems with my 26 year old partner though! I enjoyed finding out a bit more about jack the Ripper and thought this was the best part of the day.
We must say the best part of the day was the short 'black cab' ride at the end where we can have time to sit and reflect on some of the history of London. I enjoy learning about history and this was the part that interested me most of all.
After this we went into the planetarium, there really is not much to say about this, it was rather dull and boring but it fitted well with the rest of it really we couldn't be bothered to stick around and listen to a boring talk, so we left. The best bit was walking into the shop and out into fresh air. It was so stuffy and packed in there we didn't enjoy the experience at all!
In my opinion Madame Tussauds is an overpriced experience that is unlikely to leave lasting memories it was unfortunately a forgettable experience. I am sure others would be into it but I would much rather see the real stars. My partner had a bit more fun wanting pictures next to her favourite stars, particularly Beckham but even she said on the way back that it was a little 'boring'.
Summary: Some may really enjoy this type of attraction, we were bored and felt it was over-rated