So you may have already read that we went on a quite spontaneous last minute short break to London a few weeks ago. If not you can read about what we got up to on our first full day here. Continue reading to find out how we spent our second full day in the capital.
At the same time that we bought our ticket for the London Eye, we also got tickets for Madame Tussauds as it worked out cheaper to get them together. If you don't already know, Madame Tussauds is a museum full of models of famous people made out of wax. So this was the main agenda for our second day. It's very much a photo taking kind of place - it's quite weird when you think of it as you have all these tourists gathered in this place, shuffling around after each other awaiting their turn to take the photos they want of and with these wax models!!! Anyway, suffice to say I also took lots of photos and I have tried to pick out the best ones to share here -
Me & George (note my hand on his knee!)
Holding Becks hand!
Ok, so this one is more realistic (despite being made of wax).
Darren with Julia Roberts
Bumped into Cara ... as you do.
Sam & Bruce
Sam & Shrek
Sam doing a Freddie Mercury impression
And then a Spiderman impression.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Two extras in Star Wars!
Our new Prime Minster ...
... already in talks with Obama.
It was a fun day and we spent quite a long time in there. We didn't go until around midday as after a lazy lie-in we had to nip to Brent Cross Shopping Centre so I could get some leggings to wear with the shirt dress I had brought with me as it was so cold and my legs would have frozen. Whilst in Brent Cross Shopping Centre I couldn't help oohing and ahhing at the delight that is this -
A whole shop of Urban Decay loveliness. Without a doubt Londoners are spoilt!
After Madam Tussaurds we did have time to go and see some of The Science Museum although it shut before we had managed to explore each floor. Here are some photos from the museum -
Love this scooter
Such a cheeky face
The inside of a retro car
A random Peacock with Butterflies in its feathers.
We didn't take many photographs in the museum because we spent most of the time we had there in the interactive galleries getting hands on with science which was really fun and I strongly recommend you head for these areas if you visit the museum.
I wussed out of going out in the evening, as I was in agony with every muscle aching from the walking I had done - bear in mind I have spent a lot of time ill in bed over the past 12 months, so my body wasn't used to the exercise. I also felt absolutely shattered, so a hot relaxing bath and an early night finished off day 2 in London for me.
Have you ever been to Madam Tussauds? If so which was your favourite model?
As always, thanks for reading. I will post about our third and final full day in London early next week.