A tiny French lady began carving wax figurines for display over two hundred years ago and today has her name is on the world’s most famous wax museum. Over the years millions of people have walked through the doors of Madame Tussauds’ enticed by the chance to stand, captivated, among the world’s most influential people. The museum has grown into one of the world’ most famous tourist attractions and has taken the thrills of wax sculpture from London to major cities like New York, Hollywood, Sydney, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Shanghai, Sydney, Vienna and Washington, D.C.
Madame Tussaud first came to Britain following the French revolution, where she went to work sculpting figures of individuals that were making headlines at the time. Her life like replicas of important statesman who were changing the world, notorious criminals who were causing terror and other well-known names; held London transfixed. The wax museum continues to fascinate visitors even today and it holds a prominent place among the city’s many historic attractions. Accommodation at a London luxury hotel is a great way to experience this city of wonders in style. If you are looking for an option to treat yourself; look no further than the Metropolitan by COMO London, with its bird’s eye view of the city, over the treetops of Hyde Park.
A trip to the Madame Tussaud’s of London will take you on a journey through the ages and give you glimpses of the world, past and present. You can sit in the Oval Office while a smiling President Obama looks on or pose for a photo with Marilyn Monroe who is wearing her infamous billowy dress. Sporting legends, singers, actors, artists and royals all come to life in this one magical place. If you visit the Chamber of Horrors within the premises, you will even find a few pieces created by the founding lady herself.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world. Google+