Day Trip Report – ‘The London Dungeon’ & ‘Madame Tussauds’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

It’s been a while since I did one of these. 😀 After attending the ‘London Comic Con Spring’ last weekend, my parents and I spent some time in London at two tourist attractions before we went home. We visited ‘The London Dungeon’ and ‘Madame Tussauds’. They were amazing experiences! 🙂

It was nice to walk along Westminster Bridge before we ventured into ‘The London Dungeon’. I took a couple of photos of the London Eye and Big Ben that sunny morning. I had a photo with Mum in front of Big Ben. Cuddles and Buggles even joined us for the ride and had photos in front of Big Ben.

‘The London Dungeon’ was quite an experience. Most of it was in the dark and had a ‘Horrible Histories’ vibe to it, especially with performances from actors playing characters living through the ages of the London Dungeon. Some of it was educational and fascinating! Some of it was gruesome!

I give praise to the actors performing their characters around the time of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper. It must have been a challenge to perform in those conditions in the dark. They must have known when to hit their mark and are well-trained before and after what we’ve had in 2020 to 2021.

My parents and I had a couple of photos taken before we ventured into ‘The London Dungeon’ experience. Mum and I were told to look scared when we posed to have our heads chopped off by Dad as the executioner. Honestly, I don’t think I did a good job being scared when having the photos. 😀

I recall us going on a log flume ride of sorts, albeit in the dark. It was quite unnerving to experience, I can tell you. Whenever we sat down somewhere, the chairs moved at points to give the indication there were leeches in them and we had our throats slit. I clung to my parents at times in the dark. 😀

The experience ended with going on a drop-down ride to give the impression of what it’d be like to be hung as a traitor in the London Dungeon. I was scared for most of the time and I knew what was going on, but I didn’t really scream and thankfully it was over in an instant before we could leave. 😀

Sherlock Holmes in London, February 2022

After that, my parents and I visited ‘Madame Tussauds’ next to Baker Street where Sherlock Holmes lives. 😀 I enjoyed ‘Madame Tussauds’ more than ‘The London Dungeon’. This was the second time I visited the museum, having visited it back in September 2008, though that experience was different. 😐

There were different waxworks on display compared to the first time I visited ‘Madame Tussauds’. Also, I feel my parents and I should’ve visited ‘Madame Tussauds’ earlier in the day rather than in the afternoon. There were a lot of people in attendance and I didn’t get to have many selfie photos.

I still enjoyed going to the museum. There are currently impressive waxwork displays of celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hardy, Zendaya, Emma Watson, Tom Cruise, etc. I had my photo taken with waxworks of Dwayne Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch. 😀

They had a waxwork of Charlie Chaplin there as well as Bruce Willis and Tom Hiddleston. King Kong’s face from ‘Kong: Skull Island’ was there. There are waxworks of six James Bonds in the museum, including Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Daniel Craig, Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator was there as well as Judi Dench and Audrey Hepburn.

I had a photo taken with Shrek at the place and took a photo of Shrek as well. He had Gingy on his shoulder. 😀 There was also Steven Speilberg and Alfred Hitchcock. There were historical figures like Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Barrack Obama. 🙂

I enjoyed ‘The Spirit of London’ taxi ride at the event. I also enjoyed the Marvel Hall of Heroes featuring Marvel Comics characters like Nick Fury, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Captain America and Iron Man. And I enjoyed the ‘Marvel Universe 4-D’ film experience. 😀

After that, there were ‘Star Wars’ displays to behold, including Duel of the Fates between Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul (which I got caught in), Anakin on Mustafar, Han Solo, C-3PO and R2-D2, a Stormtrooper, Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader, Jabba and Leia, Vader and Luke, and Rey and BB-8. 😀

‘The London Dungeon’ and ‘Madame Tussauds’ were enjoyable to check out for me and my parents in London. I enjoyed ‘Madame Tussards’ more than ‘The London Dungeon’, though I’m not used to the busyness that’s in London at these kinds of tourists attractions. I hope to visit ‘Madame Tussards’ again as I enjoyed the waxwork displays there.

And who could resist seeing Marvel superheroes and ‘Star Wars’ characters at ‘Madame Tussards’?

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim 🙂

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