Madame Tussauds is one of the most famous attractions in London. For over two hundred years people have been visiting and marveling at the incredible wax figures of celebrities and sporting heroes and there are now Madame Tussauds’ in major cities all over the world, from Tokyo to Washington D.C. Believe it or not, this is a far cry from the humble origins of the attraction. Madame Tussaud came over from France to England following the Revolutionary wars after working as an art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister at the age of just 17. When she arrived in England she brought with her a travelling exhibition of revolutionary art effects along with some waxwork likenesses of popular heroes and notorious villains of the time.
At the time, word of mouth was the most common way to share news and current events, and so the travelling exhibition became very popular as it was a way for people from all over the country to put faces to names which had become infamous in towns and villages up and down England. It wasn’t long before the popularity of the attraction led to the opening of a permanent base in London, where people were charged sixpence to wonder over the detailed and lifelike figures that seemed to stare back at them with knowing eyes. In 1884, the exhibition moved to its current location, where it has been delighting adults and children ever since.
Visiting the attraction couldn’t be easier. Its location makes it ideal for visitors to the city, whether you have come in by train or by car. Many people even make the journey specifically to see the attraction. If you are looking for a great weekend in London to see the attraction then travelling in by train is the perfect travel solution. A Park Grand London Padding package would offer you the flexibility to explore the city including Madame Tussauds from a modern, relaxing and unique base in the heart of the city. From the hotel simply jump onto the tube and within a few minutes you will be able to join the millions of other people who have, over the last 200 years, stepped into a wax world where the most famous people of the day are immortalised for your viewing pleasure.