Reviewed by Debbie Talbot
My friend and I were excited about visiting Madame Tussauds, having not managed to on a previous visit to London. It was a short tube ride from Tower Hill (where we were staying at the Travelodge London Central Tower Bridge hotel) to Baker Street. Upon exiting the station, I saw the recognisable green roof of Madame Tussauds. After a short time queuing, we entered and went up to the 1st room of the attraction via a lift.
In the first room, there were so many famous faces such as Julia Roberts or Brad Pitt. My friend had great fun talking selfies with many of them.
One of the youngsters in my life loves Zalfie, so I was pleased to spot them as I walked through. Staff were lovely, helping those who needed extra help on and off the ride.
We then went downstairs to the Sherlock Holmes experience. As a Merlin Entertainments Annual Pass Ambassador, this was included with our annual pass. I have been before and think that they had slightly changed the story since my last visit. This is great for people who visit several times a year. I won’t spoil what happens, but I will tell you that you visit several different settings and a story plays out.
After going back upstairs, we then went on a taxi ride which took us through London history. We then went upstairs an enjoyed a 4d cinema experience. I won’t give away what it’s about but it had my friend and I in stitches. My friend did make me jump at one point too. I have to admit to covering my eyes during parts of the film. Once the film had finished, we walked around the Star Wars exhibit before leaving and going back to our hotel.
Madame Tussauds is a fantastic way to spend a few hours in London with figures from sport, film, television, Bollywood, music, world leaders and more.
Tickets cost from £29
For more information or to book tickets visit www.madametussauds.co.uk.
Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LR
Thameslink and Southern run frequent services between London and Brighton including journeys that cross the capital from Bedford, Luton and St Albans. Super Off-Peak tickets, valid at weekends and on bank holidays, give discounts of at least 20% and kids go for just £2 each when travelling with an adult. visit www.thameslinkrailway.com and www.southernrailway.com.