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  • Madame Tussauds

    Madame Tussauds

    Madame Tussaud’s is a waxworks museum located on Marylebone Road in the Regent’s Park neighborhood of London. It was opened in 1835. Madame Tussaud’s was setup by Marie Tussaud, hence the name. This museum has modernized with the times, but it has a great history behind it. Aside from creating the museum, she is most well-known for her own personal wax sculptures. Slated for execution during the French Revolution, it was Tussaud’s talent that kept her alive. Her life was spared and she began making death masks of those executed. Although she was unlikely to predict it at the time, her museum has since become one of London’s most well-known attractions. In fact, other branches have popped up around the world, including in Las Vegas. The wax sculptures at Madame Tussaud’s are…

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  • Planning a London Weekend Theatre Trip

    Planning a London Weekend Theatre Trip

    A trip to London with your loved one or group of friends to see a London theater show is one of the best ways to spend a short weekend break. The glitz and glamor of the West End, a great meal, a nice hotel, a wonderful theater experience – what better way is there to relax and have fun? To make your trip as enjoyable as possible, here are a few top tips on how to get the best from your trip to a London West End show. Getting to London The first thing you need to ensure is that you can get to London on the date you want, and that there are tickets available for the theater on the date you wish. There would be no point in booking a train or flight only to discover the evening performance of Chicago was sold out three weeks earlier. There are numerous ways of getting to London from all…

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  • Kensington Palace: A Visitor's Guide

    Kensington Palace: A Visitor's Guide

    Kensington Palace in London is a working Royal residence. Of great historical importance, Kensington Palace was the favorite residence of successive sovereigns until 1760. It was also the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria. Today Kensington Palace accommodates the offices and private apartments of a number of members of the Royal Family. Although managed by Historic Royal Palaces, the Palace is furnished with items from the Royal Collection. Today Kensington contains the offices and London residences of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Princess Margaret, Diana, Princess of Wales and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester used to live in Kensington Palace and have their offices there. Kensington Palace…

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