A trip to London

Trip Start Sep 08, 2011
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Trip End Oct 16, 2011


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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We went to London to see the Winston Churchill War Rooms and Madam Tussauds Wax Museum.

We had to drive to a ferry to get to the port and then we went on a train to Victoria that took two and a half hours to get there.  Then we went on the subway and then got there.

At the War Rooms we all got our own audio guides to tell us about each and every room.  The War Rooms were underground and the men didn't have very big rooms or beds.

At the Wax Museum we saw lots of famous life size wax people.  My favourite was Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribean.

I wish I could see Captain Jack Sparrow in real life.

Andrew

We went to London for the day with Mark’s uncle and his wife, Richard and Kate.  We caught the ferry to Portsmouth, and then the train to London.  First stop was the Winston Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.  This was a very interesting place, intriguing to see how the people who made the decisions during the war lived.

After a stop for lunch we went to see Madam Tussauds Wax Museum and admired the workmanship of the people who made the models.  At one stage, both Kate and I mistook a model of a photographer for a real person!  I even made Josh apologise to her when he stood in her way!  The scariest part of the tour was the Scream Room, modelled on a psychiatric hospital after dark with real people as well as wax models.  I had to hold Andrew’s hand on my way through.

Madam Tussaud was a skilful wax modeller in her own right and there are still death masks of King Louis and Marie Antoinette on display that she was forced to make during the French Revolution.  She was also an astute business woman and the museum is a testament her ingenuity.

Rachel
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