Serviced City Pads – Stay in London and Visit Madam Tussards
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Madame Tussards London is a major tourist attraction located in Central London. It is famous for recreating famous people, or celebrities, in wax. It is the original Madame Tussauds attraction, having been situated on Marleybone Road sine 1884. It was set up by wax scupltor Marie Tussaud. Following a successful tour of the UK, Madame Tussauds established a permenant base for her exhibition in London as the Baker Street Bazaar in 1835. Visitors paid sixpence for the chance to meet the biggest names of the day. The attraction moved to its present site in Marleybone Road in 1884. There are a slection of themed rooms to enjoy on the Tour.
The World Leaders area of the attraction contains political and spiritual leaders of the World – past and present. The new figure of Barack Obama dominates this area; he is standing in the mock-up of the Oval Office which has a replica of the Resoloute desk. Others leaders in this area include Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Nicolas Sarkozy, Ronald Reagan, Tony Blair, Benazir Bhutto, Martin Luther King, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Ghandi.
Ther World leaders area is also noted for its inclusion of controversial figures, including Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussien and Robert Mugabe. Mother Teresa is one of the very few icons to ask not to be made, saying ‘her work was mor important, not the person’. Another notable omission from this area is current British Prime Minister Gordon Brown – the company said it has not been made into a wax figure due to his low popularity and not being elected into the position of Prime Minister, having assumed the position after the retirement of Tony Blair.
Spirit of London ride
The spirit of London is a sit-down ridein which visitors sit in London taxis and are taken on a journy through the history of London. The ride starts in Tudor times and ends in the 1980’s, passing through the times of Shakespeare, the Great Fire of London, the Industrial Revelution and the Swinging Sixties. The ride has commentary in a few languages and a photo is taken near the end of the ride which can be purchased when disembarked.
The Warhol’s Women zone contains the figure of Andy Warhol as well as female celebrities he famously portrayed, inlcuding Marilyn Monroe in the classic pose where her skirt is blown upward, Liza Minelli, Judy Garland, Jerry Hall and Jackie O.
The James Bond area contains the figures of Daniel Craig and Judi Dench. It has on display an original motorbike used in the James Bond movie Casino Royale.
Off-peak opening times are generally 9.30am – 5.30pm. Off-peak periods are weekdays and non UK school holidays.
Peak opening times are 9am to 6pm. Peak opening times are weekends, UK school holidays, bank holidays and the whole of the summer period ( July through August )
Occasionally trhe attraction shuts early if there is a corporate event happening.
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