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Madame Tussauds- Mixing with the stars.
Member Name: JMrabbit
Advantages: A nice day out, lots of things to do.
Disadvantages: Tickets are a bit pricey.
A trip to Madame Tussauds was part of my visit to London for my birthday this year, and after hearing various stories in the media and from others, I was excited to visit. Madame Tussauds for those who are not aware, is the world famous waxwork museum, combining diverse history with the relentless glamour, intrigue and infamy of 21st century celebrity. Although located across the world, the one which I was lucky enough to visit is the one located on Baker Street, London. Ticket prices vary, and although I am aware you can get offers online and with certain supermarkets, if you pay on the day you are looking around £30 for an adult ticket and £25.80 for a childs ticket.
Although an ordinary building from the outside, once you enter Madame Tussauds you are greeted with a replica Oscar award ceromony, complete with lights, cameras, and of course, a red carpet. Going on a weekend was probably not the best idea as it was heaving with people, but, I must say the staff are very efficient and it was only a mere ten minutes before we were able to enter the museum.
Although I had previously thought you may not be able to take photographs when inside the museum due to copyright laws, thankfully you can take photographs, they even try to sell you overpriced cameras to persuade you to do so, which is pretty impressive. The museum has different sections located in different rooms or areas, Sports Stars, including Louis Hamilton, Jessica Ennis and David Beckham, Royalty, including the Queen herself, Pop stars, Including The Beatles, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, World Leaders, including David Cameron and Barack Obama, Hollywood Stars (Major film stars), Bollywood stars, Cultural figures and characters (E.g Marvel heros).
You need a good two hours to get close to all the figures, and although some are better than others (Daniel Radcliffe was a bit of a disappointment), all are incredibly impressive and detailed. Along with being able to get up close with the stars there is also a 4d cinema in which you can go into and watch a Marvel episode (Very impressive), and a miniature dungeon, which scared absolutely everybody to death.
Yes, there are people that wander around offering to take photographs of you with the stars and charge a price for them, but they are not at all pushy. Located around the museum are food and drink stalls which are themed to fit in nicely, and the giftshop is very impressive, in products and price.
Overall, I think that although the tickets are pricey, Madame Tussauds is a place to visit before you die. It is an impressive place to visit, and I would recommend to anybody considering going.
Summary: Worth visiting.
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