Twas the night before the royal wedding and the royal bride to be and groom snuck into Madame Tussaud’s, with their entourage in tow, as the Hollywood stars lined up to meet the happy couple, with a frozen grin on their faces. The bride and groom were impeccably dressed- Harry in a well tailored navy suit and Meghan in a simple forest green boat neck midi pencil dress with ribbon bow detail, both posing up a storm at their very royal stag and hen night hosted by Madame Tussaud’s. The floral arrangements were breathtaking and as the live band gently strummed on their percussive instruments, while Tom Hardy stood bemused, a few feet away from Benedict Cumberbatch, the guests arrived in their party attire eager to catch a glimpse of the happy couple. It was a raucous yet at the same time restrained crowd, who nibbled on fresh cupcakes and a complimentary prosecco, while the DJ played a lively set of tunes, as the guests drifted in and out of the ‘royal room’. One by one the guests lined up to give their congratulations to the happy couple, who whispered kind compliments in return, until at last the crowd had faded into nothingness and Madame Tussaud’s would shut their doors once more.
But Harry and Meghan weren’t the only guests who were the centre of attention at this very royal stag and hen night at Madame Tussaud’s, oh no. The Beckham’s were mere feet away from Kim Kardashian and her infamous ‘selfie pose’ in the party room, while Brad Pitt smoldered in the corner, much shorter in person than one would have expected. The ‘party room’ was also host to guests from Bollywood like Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, who had flown over from Indian Cinema, to join in the energetic young couple’s last night as ‘bachelor’ and ‘bachelorette’ as they partied until the early hours of the morning, when all the guests had left. When we ‘spoke to’ Harry and Meghan they were nervous but charming as always and welcomed us into their party, as though we had known them for years. And they looked at us with a twinkle in their eye and told us to go into the other attractions and meet the other guests, who were waiting to show us around the magical world of waxworks known as Madame Tussaud’s.
While ‘Alien Escape’ and ‘The Sherlock Holmes Attraction’ was closed (as they are not open for ‘Madame Tussaud’s Late Events’) we journeyed into a new world called Kong Skull Island, where we swept through the jungle as an eighteen-foot, multi-sensory animatronic head of King Kong faced us with a hedonistic glint in his eye. We attempted to evade the the traps of colossal petrifying spiders who tried to capture us in their silver webs, before being joined by Tom Hiddleston as Captain James Conrad, who wished us luck in our adventures through Kong Skull island. Surviving the menacing roar of King Kong, who was angry at having not granted access to the royal stag and hen party, we stepped into the less savage world of Hollywood, where Shrek and the Gingerbread Man were seen grinning at Steven Spielberg, while Katniss Everdeen had her arrow poised as she prepared for the finality of the ‘Hunger Games’. The tour took a more light hearted tone in the ‘Youtube Room’ as Zoella and Joe Sugg posed in exact replicas of the spare bedroom that they vlog in, marking an ascension into a truly modern world characterized by technology. And in the Sports room Christiano Ronaldo shook our hand with gusto, as he introduced us to the Royal Family of past and present, who were waving from the Royal Balcony, as they celebrated Harry and Meghan’s very special day.
Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso awaited us in the culture section, biting their lips as they painted a portrait of the happy couple on their wedding day, while Michael Jackson crooned ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’from beyond the grave, blessing Harry and Meghan with a song made for them. What’s more even Marvel Superheros had joined the very royal hen and stag party at Madame Tussauds, as Iron Man donned his infamous red and yellow Armour and Hulk was… well hulk. Ushered into the 4D cinema, the superheros regaled the story of how they had saved Buckingham Palace from obliteration, as evil forces tried to overturn the monarchy. But thanks to their bravery and teamwork London was safe once more, rewarded for their loyalty to the Royal Family through tickets to the couples special day. And they weren’t the only fantastical guests; Darth Vader set aside evil for one day to join the proceedings and even Chewbacca was on board to watch the bride kiss the groom. World leaders from Barack Obama to Theresa May waved from afar and even time travel payed homage to the future, as we traveled back into the ‘Spirit Of London’, surviving the Bubonic Plague and the Great Fire Of London, to be taken into the swinging 60’s , before we entered a magical realm of carousels and fun fairs, where the bride and groom pretended to race each other on hobby horses. For twas the night before the royal wedding, where the bride and groom had no responsibilities, marching into world where waxworks danced and cheered, and the whole world watched.
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Please note me and a plus one were given complimentary ‘Madame Tussaud’ ‘Late’ Tickets in exchange for this review but all thoughts are my own and are not affected by complimentary services.