For many of us, getting close to the many celebrities of the world whether they be dead or alive, living in London, Hollywood or Fiji, is a distant dream and is almost certainly a notion that is put down by many of us working in our places of employment. However, at an establishment you can witness and experience the next best thing to meeting them in the flesh. You can be rubbing shoulders with Winston Churchill and Laurel and Hardy one minute and then be ruffling London Mayor Boris Johnson’s hair the next. The establishment where you can truly experience this much levity is of course, Madame Tussauds’ Waxwork Musuem which lies right in the heart of London.
The history of the museum dates back to 1777 when French sculptor Marie Tussaud created her first piece of work, a working of the likeness of the famous French writer Voltaire. In that era she also modelled many other prestigious and very famous latter day celebrities including US president Benjamin Franklin. With her vast collection of models available to her, Marie and her husband displayed the work to public at both the Lyceum Theatre and a bazaar in Baker Street. However, the collection quickly outgrew these humble surroundings and Marie had to look for bigger premises to house the models. Unfortunately, Marie died in her sleep in 1850 so did not get to experience the move.
The perfect home for her works was found in Marylebone Road in 1884 where it remains the home for the models to this day. This was a business firmly kept in her family as it was her grandson, Joseph Randall that commissioned for the site to be built. Since then, the attraction has grown from strength to strength and accrued more and more visitors each and every year it has been open. It has since had several other museums open up around the world as part of the Tussauds franchise in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Hong Kong, Washington and Shanghai.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and see for yourself why the Tussauds waxworks make for one of the most popular attractions and one of the most fantastic things to do in inner-London. Allow yourself to be pleasantly disgusted by visiting the historic and prestigious chamber of horrors where you will come face to face with some of the history world’s most dark and notorious characters. For instance, you can see for yourself the reign of terror wrought by the “ne’er- do- wells” and vile criminals from all over the world.
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