Madame Tussauds (London)

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Madame Tussauds is a wax figure museum that has over 200 life-size human wax figures. They have a variety of locations across the world from North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. While I was visiting London, I had a chance to visit the museum. This museum does an amazing job keeping their wax figures spread out in various categories on multiple floors. I was impressed with how real these wax figures looked. They don’t even look like wax figures at all, which makes it hard for visitors to even believe that they are wax figures and not the actual celebrity. I purchased my tickets on line and booked a time slot to visit the museum. Madame Tussauds is another attraction in London that gets very busy during the afternoon and evening, so I recommend going during the morning hours. Some of the celebrity wax figures visitors will see at the museum include Benedict Cumberbatch, Victoria and David Beckham, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Katniss Everdeen, Emma Watson, Star Wars, and Marvel characters such as Captain America, Hawkeye, Incredible Hulk, Spiderman, and Iron Man. Members of the current royal family including the late Princess Diana and Queen Mother, as well as Queen Victoria. Music stars included Michael Jackson, Adele, Britney Spears, and One Direction to name a few. I also included the link to Madame Tussauds if you are interested in checking it out: https://www.madametussauds.com/london/en/

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The London Eye

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Out of all the places I visited in London, the London Eye had to be my favorite. The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel that overlooks the entire city of London giving viewers an unforgettable 360-degree view experience. It is one of London’s famous attractions that is always busy no matter what time of day you go. An interesting fact about the London Eye is there is an average of 3.75 million visitors each year. Visitors can expect to wait in line for up to 1 to 1 ½ hours before boarding. The standard price visitors can expect to pay is £24.30. Instead of paying that price, I went ahead and bought a package that allows visitors to visit four other attractions besides the London Eye such as Sea Life aquarium, London dungeon, Shrek’s adventure, and Madame Tussauds for only £55. I highly recommend booking your time slot in the morning than waiting for either the afternoon or evening time slots since those seem to be much busier than the morning. Finally, one of the things I do recommend while visiting the London Eye is taking a picture of it all lit up at night. Just seeing it all lit up at night really gives viewers a different perspective of the London Eye. If you are interested in checking out the London Eye and learning some facts about it, feel free to click on the links below!

Interesting facts about the London Eye: https://londonist.com/london/history/london-eye-trivia

London Eye website: https://www.londoneye.com

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Wembley Stadium Tour

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If you are a sports fan looking for an unforgettable experience, I highly recommend taking a tour of Wembley Stadium. Wembley stadium is the largest stadium in England, and I would consider it to be the best stadium tour there is! The tour lasts around an hour and fifteen minutes, and during the tour customers will learn about the history of the stadium while getting the opportunity to go backstage and see the dressing rooms, players tunnel, press room, and the royal box. To be honest, when I was walking through the players tunnel with the background noise of fans screaming, it truly felt like I was one of those players getting ready for the game they’ve been waiting for to play. Finally, at the end of the tour, customers will get the chance to hold the Emirates FA Cup for a photo. This is something I would definitely do again if I get the chance to visit London again.Some fun facts about Wembley includes stands holding up to 90,000 people, it is right across from Wembley arena where they hold the British tv show The X Factor, has over 2,000 bathrooms for events and can be switched from men’s to ladies if they need to, it is big enough to fit the London eye underneath it, and it holds other events besides sports such as concerts and the Capital Summertime Ball. I have attached both the Wembley stadium website and a site full of interesting facts of Wembley!

Fun Facts about Wembley: https://www.ossurwebshop.co.uk/blog/28-interesting-facts-about-wembley

Wembley Stadium website: http://www.wembleystadium.com