Day 5 – Back in London

There isn’t much to write about on Day 5. We spent the day traveling back to London aboard the Eurostar and touring Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. We didn’t have the energy to do much more than that.

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Madame Tussaud’s was quite an intriguing place. The latest exhibit – Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from the movie The Pirates of the Caribbean – was amazingly life like.

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I enjoyed the older sections as well. But first I had to tell myself to stop feeling silly and start doing what the other tourists were doing, that is, standing in line to get their pictures taken with wax images of popular persons.

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I chose Alfred Hitchcock, Shakespeare and Charlie Chaplin as the dead people with whom I wanted to be seen. I also took a long, good look at Alfred Hitchcock and Queen Victoria, these two wax images could have very well been fashioned from the very same mold! The facial features, the height, the physical proportions were exactly identical! That was my discovery of the day.

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We also got a brief glimpse of the Chamber of Horrors. I would have liked to see it, its gruesome promise was compelling but Anoushka’s screams were as daunting as the Chamber itself, so we rushed out of there after managing a cursory look. The last part of the experience was fun as well – a ride within the museum in miniature London taxicabs that takes you on a tour of London over the centuries. It was a delightful experience.

Then we left the museum, walked around Baker Street, saw the famous Sherlock Holmes statue, got ourselves photographed next to it and settled down for dinner at Bizzarro – Ristorante Italiano. And thus ended Day 5.

Tomorrow we plan to take the Bakerloo line to various points of interest – The National Gallery of Art, Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Regent’s Park. Then stroll through Hyde Park and see Kensington Palace. We’ll leave the British Museum for Saturday. That’s the plan, let’s see how it goes.

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2 Comments

  1. brirish museum sounds fun. but remember, science and tech museum has plenty for kiddos. Hope anoushka has a good time..vm

  2. This brought back so many memories… DO they still have Einstein atop the galazy on the way to the planetarium and have they updated Michalel jackson's effigy from 1989?


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