Madame Tussauds, Sherlock Holmes Museum and Trafalgar Square

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Park Inn, the hotel we stayed in at Paddington

Funny, as a child, Madame Tussauds was THE attraction of London. It was the only attraction that could even kill my jetlag. When I was planning this trip too, I was half thinking why aren't we doing M.T much earlier. But we just had so many other things going on, that we kept it to twds the end. I'd booked tickets online, not that it helped. We went early, around 930am and there was hardly any rush. For some reason, I always thought it was much bigger! It looked quite small, the floor plan that is. I also thought that the model would just be next to one another, I was surprised to see backgrounds and stages, like for the Beckhams and I think Britney. My favourite Kylie was also there, although I hate the fact that she's not standing and it's tough to get a picture with her.

outside Madame Tussauds
The other models were all there, I thought it was a waste of a room for the Prince William one, and the two Indian stars - Amitabh Bachan and Aishwarya Rai were awful, not at all like the real stars. We also went to that live horror show, that was fun! So kitsch and cheesy. And then some ride that takes you through London in the 16th century (?), that was also good. We finished it with a boring auditorium movie on planets.

Lunch was at Pizza Express, great food! We then headed towards the Sherlock Holmes museum which IMHO is really boring even for a casual Holmes fan. I know tons of mates back in Dallas that would've killed to be in my shoes but I didn't get most of it. To me, it just looked like walking into a pensioner's small flat.

Rest of the evening was spent in relaxing at the hotel room, before we set out in the night for a lovely view of Trafalgar Square.

with the Beckhams
Dad was dead excited to see the place, he started videocaming immediately. As for me, I just took in the view. Surprisingly, for a place that's so popular, it seems so vast that it never feels crowded. The weather was perfect, thanks to the evening nap the 3 of us were in our brighest of moods. It's so well lit, the whole area. It's funny, before joining TripAdvisor I'd never really paid attn to the buildings around the square. Now, I know which is which, the gallery and all! Mum bought some more souvenirs at a store right across, and we were back in the hotel by 11:30p, with all 3 of us despondent - only one day left in good ol' London.

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Park Inn, the hotel we stayed in a…
Park Inn, the hotel we stayed in …
outside Madame Tussauds
outside Madame Tussauds
with the Beckhams
with the Beckhams
with Kylie Minogue
with Kylie Minogue
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Sherlock Holmes Museum
inside the museum
inside the museum
Pizza Express, Baker Street
Pizza Express, Baker Street
Sussex Gardens, Paddington (our ho…
Sussex Gardens, Paddington (our h…
Helsons monument, Trafalgar Square
Helson's monument, Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square (with the lovely …
Trafalgar Square (with the lovely…
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
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