Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 | 21 minutes walk from Paddington
In 1835, Marie Tussaud - former sculptor to the court of Louis XVI - established a sideshow of waxworks of famous contemporary and historical figures (not to mention some gruesome relics of the French Revolution). Today, queues stretch hundreds of metres down Marylebone Road all summer long, as tourists rush to rub shoulders with all the latest waxwork celebrities. In addition to some astonishingly lifelike sculptures, there are also a number of interactive attractions. And no visit would be complete without descending to the incredibly popular and gorgeously gory Chamber of Horrors.Marble Arch.