Madame Tussauds in London

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DC is not necessarily the place to do it, but rather at Madame Tussauds Waxwork Museum in London

Not many people know this, but Madame Tussauds Waxwork Museum has its roots in Paris, and the first models created by Marie Tussaud portrayed the prominent figures of the French Revolution. Today, the museum is one of the greatest tourist attractions in London, which in fact is the home of the museums, as we know them today. If you want to see the waxworks but are not in London, you should know that, throughout the years, branches have been opened in Berlin and Amsterdam, New York, Washington, Hollywood and Las Vegas, as well as Shanghai and Hong Kong.

You can get to Madame Tussauds by looking for the address: Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR. If you take the taxi, just tell the driver the destination, he will know how to get you there. If you should go by train, you need to get off at the Marylebone Station; from here, you would walk ten minutes to get to the museum. Most of the choices to getting to the museum are however offered by busses. Depending on the location in which you are in the city, you can take any of the 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274 or 453 buses to get to Madame Tussauds.

The waxworks museum opens at 9 AM and closes at 7:30; but make sure you get there before 6 PM, as this is the latest admission time. An all-inclusive ticket costs £40.65 ($66.20). If you plan ahead, you should consider buying your tickets online for you may receive a discount of up to 50%.