London Eye – A Modern Masterpiece in the British Capital

While attractions like the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace are on everyone’s ‘must visit’ list when in the British capital, there is another place of interest that is just as popular and in fact has much become one of the city’s iconic landmarks. Instantly recognisable, the London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel that looms over the South Bank area of the River Thames and offers an unforgettable ride.

Those planning on visiting here will find there are several London Underground stations within walking distance away; while Waterloo is the closest, the Embankment, Westminster and Charing Cross stations are close by too. You can also consider staying at a luxury Mayfair hotel that offers easy access to the site with COMO Metropolitan London amongst the options available. To get a riverside perspective you can even enjoy river transport to the London Eye Pier via certain London River Services.

Standing proudly at a height of 443 feet, the London Eye is the tallest of its kind in Europe and has spacious and air-conditioned capsules that will slowly take you to the top and back down again. The entire rotation takes around half an hour and in that time you will be treated to some of the most spectacular vistas of the capital. Before you hop aboard you even have a chance to enjoy a special 4 minute, multisensory 4-D film featuring 3D aerial photography of the city.

Of course, the actual ride on the London Eye cannot be beaten and the experience is bound to be one of the highlights of your visit. You can look forward to amazing views of some of the most famous attractions in the city including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower Bridge and Big Ben. While daytime offers one perspective, taking a ride at night provides a whole new experience and lets you see what London looks like as it comes alive at night.

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Wax Museum London – The Legendary London Wax Museum

When it comes to museum’s in general, few have managed to be as iconic, and more admirably relevant, as Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Although presently a franchise with branches all over the world, the original museum was, and still remains, in London.

Located along with the striking London Planetarium, situated among glitzy locales such as COMO Metropolitan London, a popular London luxury hotel, is the original incarnation of Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, perhaps the most celebrated and culturally relevant museum in the world.

Madame Tussaud came from very humble beginnings, and was at one point serving as a housemaid for a Dr.Phillipe Curtius, who ended up teaching her the art of wax-modelling. By 1977 she made her first wax sculpture, and was working on people among the likes of Benjamin Franklin. Following the Doctor’s death, Madame Tussaud travelled around France for thirty three years until she met her husband, Francois Tussaud. Following her eventual settlement in Baker’s Street London, she opened a museum with its ‘Chamber of Horrors’ being the most popular attraction.

Presently, Madame Tussaud’s museum is one of the biggest tourist attractions in London and even grew enough in size to envelop the London Planetarium in its West Wing. The museum currently contains countless wax sculptures of some of the most iconic personalities in history, ranging from the royal family, stars of film and stage, sports icons and even famous murderers.

The museum’s popularity grew so immense that it enabled the opening of multiple branches world-wide, garnering the museum international and enabling people from all over the world to gaze upon the wonders of wax-sculptures. If you find yourself in London, then you surely must visit the place where it all began and visit the original Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.

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