Advantages Good if you like celebrities!
Disadvantages Too busy, expensive
I spent the Easter weekend in London; I had never been to London before and so I was very excited about seeing all of the famous tourist attractions. One of the attractions we went to see was Madame Tussauds.
First of all, as I had previously been to Louis Tussauds in Blackpool, I wasn’t that fussed about Madame Tussauds, as my views are, once you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it all. However, as there were 6 members in a group, we decided to go with the majority who did want to see the wax models.
For those of you who don’t know, Madame Tussauds is a very famous museum consisting of wax models of famous people. Madame Tussauds is locate on Marylebone Road in London. The nearest train station is approximately a 2 minutes walk away.
~ * Tickets * ~
Madame Tussauds was just a 5 minute walk away from our hotel and so we decided to explore to see where it was. It was around 4.30pm when we arrived at the queue was massive - at the time we weren’t sure whether we were going to go in then, or the next day. There was a member of staff (and a mime artist) at the back of the very long queue, and they said that as we didn’t have tickets, the wait would be around 1 and a half hours (of queuing). We decided to leave it until the next day (Saturday). The member of staff told us that if we booked pre-booked tickets, we could go straight to the V.I.P area. He also told us the best time to go was 9am.
When we went back to our hotel, we booked our tickets (£28 each for 6 of us) with the concierge.
~ * The Day Had Arrived * ~
The next morning, we arrived at Madame Tussauds at around 9am (there was quite a large queue forming then. As we had already bought our tickets, we got to skip the big queue and head straight to the V.I.P entrance, where we had to queue for around 20-25 minutes. Here, they also carry out security checks, e.g check your bag.
~ * Finding Your Way Around * ~
There is quite a lot of walking to do including up and down stairs, however the route is clearly labelled and so the tour is pretty straight forward as you just keep going. There are plenty of members of staff about if you do get lost though.
~ * Models * ~
The first ‘section’ consisted of big stars. Here you had; The Beckhams, Helen Mirren, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet, Twilight Stars, Nicole Kidman, etc.
Other sections included music stars; Beyonce, Elvis, Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna etc.
There were other models including: members of the Royal Family (Queen& Prince Phillip, Charles & Camilla, William& Kate and Harry) and prime ministers and other famous people from history.
~ * So What Did I Think? *~
Well to be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed. Like I said before once you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it all. I know that makes me sound boring, but trust me I am a huge celebrity fan, although I just wasn’t that ‘bothered’ about these wax models. Of course I wanted to see my favourite stars; Kate and William, Rihanna and Beyonce, although to be honest, I didn’t think the majority of models actually looked like who they were supposed to be; Lady Gaga looked nothing like her, neither did Jennifer Lopez or Cristiano Ronaldo.
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