Entertainment Orientated Attractions & Rides
Attractions In London Aimed To Amuse, Entertain and Thrill Including Madame Tussauds
Its hard to define this sector in words, but this page broadly looks at attractions that are aimed to entertain and thrill, often aimed at kids.
Many of them like the London Dungeon and Ripley's are replicated in many other cities and adapted to have some local relevance to London.
Many of them are very popular, the queues at Madame Tussaud's for example are legendary and beat the queue tickets are worthwhile considering, despite the price premium.
Madame Tussaud's - Baker Street
Maddame Tussaud was French and lived in Paris, attending the court of Versailles.
After starting her wax museum in Paris she moved to London in 1802. The rest is history, other wax museums imitate but none match the original.
At Madame Tussauds London, you will come face-to-face with some of the world's most famous faces including Britney Spears, David Beckham and even the Queen!
Madame Tussauds is the only wax attraction to get full celebrity endorsement, with involvement in the sitting, through the sculpting process and side-by-side unveils! The incredibly lifelike figures created by our world-renowned sculptors, use the same techniques as Madame Tussauds herself did 200 years ago.
You can hug, touch, kiss - get up close and personal with our celebrities, take photos with your favourites. No red ropes anymore!
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures.
Even better, by purchasing your ticket ahead of time you'll jump the queue. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation!
London Dungeon - London Bridge
The London Dungeon is a more gruesome version of Madame Tussaud's. The attraction consists of a series of set scenes reproducing chilling aspects of medieval London. Expect lots of darkness, dripping water, skeletons, caged rats, tolling bells etc. to add to the atmosphere.
Naturally there are scenes of torture in all its variations.
All are brought to life with special effects very well done, originally conceived for film and TV. Actors add life to the displays and among other things may sentence you personally to death.
All London Dungeon tickets sold are Priority Tickets. This means that when the Dungeon is at its busiest and the main queue could be up to 4 hours long - Priority customers receive entry to the attraction in 15 minutes.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not - Piccadilly Circus
Prepare to be astonished, astounded and amazed by over 800 authentic, original and unbelievable exhibits spread over 5 floors!
From a four-metre long model of Tower Bridge made out of matchsticks, animated T-Rex, mirror maze and an upside-down tea party to the worlds tallest man, mars meteorite, spinning vortex and a Mini Cooper encrusted with 1,000,000 Swarovski crystals.
Robert Ripley, the globetrotting creator of the Ripleys Believe It or Not! cartoon in 1918, displayed his first collection of oddities at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. He filled the exhibition hall with hundreds of genuine artifacts he had gathered from his travels to more than 200 countries around the world. Today, his exotic treasures can be seen in 30 Ripley's museum attractions worldwide.
Tower Bridge Experience - Tower Bridge
One of the most iconic bridges in the world, the Tower Bridge Exhibition bring to life the history of this masterpiece of engineering, as well as many other famous London buildings you can see. It also provides one of the best opportunities to photograph London, with special viewing booths unobstructed by glass!
On arrival a lift will take you 42 metres above the River Thames, where you can explore the walkways and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of London. You then make your way down to the Victorian engine rooms, where via touch-screens and exhibits you will discover the fascinating history of the bridge and surrounding landmarks.
Thames RIB James Bond Experience - Embankment
Once you have jumped on board the fastest of all London RIB Boats (Rigid Inflatable Boat), your voyage will head up to the offices of MI5 and MI6 then down to Tower Bridge.
This is no undercover operation as your special 'guide' reveals the secrets known only to a few - hidden facts and figures about this charismatic secret agent, his exploits and the amazing London Sights in this state of the art London Speedboat!
Once at Tower Bridge your captain will let loose the two 245hp engines and you will travel at high speed weaving and turning across the Thames hacking down to Canary Wharf and back, whilst listening to Bond Music.
This roundtrip Thames RIB Speed Boat Experience will be one never to forget.
Duck Tour Of London
On the London Duck tour, you'll tour London's sights on a road and river adventure aboard a yellow amphibious vehicle.
It's 75 minutes aboard a unique amphibious craft, first used in the D-Day landings in World War Two. You will pass famous London landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Big Ben, the House of Parliament and Trafalgar Square.
You'll then make a dramatic launch into the Thames River (20 minutes) for the waterborne part of your tour.
Craft has a roof, you do not need any special clothing
Rock Legends Tour Of London
There's five decades of rock and pop history here waiting to be found! Teddy boys, Beatniks, Mods and Rockers, Hippies, Punks, Rastas, New Romantics, Heavy Metal freaks, Hip-Hoppers and Rappers, they've all grooved, rocked, tripped and been busted in Britain's capital and in their wake left a thousand stories!
You can see all the most important Beatles sites such as Paul and Ringo's houses, Apple HQ, EMI Studios, and many more. Have your photograph taken on the famed Abbey Road crossing.
Highlights include seeing where Jimi Hendrix lived and died, where Freddie Mercury and Queen hung out and Led Zeppelin's HQ. You will also see sites connected with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Cream, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, The Clash, Coldplay, Oasis, Mama Cass, Georgie Fame, Elton John, Jimmy Page and the Yardbirds, Cliff Richards, The Sex Pistols, Bowie, The Faces, Bee Gees, The Who and many, many more! .