Wax works museum you looking for? There is only one place to go, the very famous Madame Tussauds. Madame Tussauds is a wax works museum originated in London and now has chain branches in major cities around the globe. It was founded by Marie Tussauds (1761-1850) which was also known as Anna Maria Grosholtz from France who married to Francois Tussaud in 1795. She went to London in 1802 and settled in Baker Street in 1835 and opened a museum.
It was my very pleasure to visit, actually, went inside and tour around Madame Tussauds when I was on a holiday in London with my boyfriend. I have made a list of places that I want to visit before I flew to England from the PI that serves as my agenda to do on my stay in the UK. It was a rainy morning when we arrive in Marylebone Road where Madame Tussauds is located. Of course rain wont stop my eagerness and curiosity to see and witness what Madame Tussauds really is. So, we went inside, fall in a very long queue and paid £28.80 each to purchase tickets to enter the said museum. I felt like I was a celebrity joining the Oscars Awards when I step out of their very elegant lift and walk through a red carpet. In the very end of my red carpet rampage, there, I saw the first batch of wax figures which are actors Russel Brand, Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harry Potter itself Daniel Radcliffe, Bruce Willis and George Clooney.
Actresses like Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman. Singers Cristina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud, Victoria Beckham of Spice Girls, Shirley Bassey and more both from Hollywood and Bollywood. The next batch was the Sports Icons that consist of the footballer David Beckham, Nicole Scherzinger’s boyfriend and Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton, Muhammad Ali and Englands Rugby Union player Jonny Wilkinson and followed by the set of the Royals, Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camila, Prince William and Harry and of course the Englands Rose, Princess Diana of Wales.
Now were finished on the 3 sets of wax works figures, now, we proceed to Madame Tussauds Cultural Figures started of course by the founder Madame Tussauds followed by Sir Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Charles Dickens. The next stop was the singers and bands figures; The Beatles which came from Liverpool in England, Leona Lewis, Beyonce, Bob Marley, MJ, Elvis Presley and Lady Gaga. They also have this religious figures (Pope John Paul II) and world leaders like UK’s Prime Ministers Sir Winston Churchill and David Cameron also the current US President, Barrack Obama. It doesnt end there yet! Madame Tussauds also got a treat for you before you finish your tour around. Its up to you if you want to go or not and its up to you to find out what’s the “Mystery Treat” is like. After all, You will end up in the room where they showcase the steps on how to make a wax figure and of course wont be completed without a souvenir shop.
It was a spectacular day for me as I have seen (even they are just replicas) the famous stars and icons around the world. Not real though but the most important is they deliver their jobs very well done and we enjoyed roaming round and taking pictures. I recommend Madame Tussauds to visit on or before you left England. Madame Tussauds is open everyday apart from Christmas Day. Opening times may vary due to private functions.
Here is the Link: http://www.madametussauds.com/London/PlanYourVisit/OpeningTimes/Default.aspx