The wax modeller Marie Tussaud learnt her trade in Revolutionary France, modelling the heads of executed citizens. She brought her wax models to London in 1802, and Madame Tussauds has subsequently become an empire, with visitors queuing up to laugh or admire the likeness of the figures on show. At present there are 300 of them, which are grouped according to theme, from ‘A-List Party’ (Brad Pitt, Colin Firth), to 'Première Night' (Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe) and ‘Music Megastars’ (Lady Gaga). In 2010 a section devoted to Marvel Super Heroes was added, which features a popular nine-minute ‘4D’ film, replete with shaking floors and real smoke. The attraction occupies the space which was formerly reserved for the London Planetarium.
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Entry Charges: Admission: Child £25.60, Adult £30. Online ticket purchase saves 20%