After squeezing everything back into our suitcases, we loaded the coach and set off to mix with the stars. At Madame Tussauds, we saw so many familiar faces, from the Queen herself and several members of her family, to pop singers past and present; from so-called leaders of the free world, to sporting heroes; from reality stars to the greatest minds in history – we managed to selfie them all. We even went on a taxi ride back in time to see the history of London, and then experienced a 4D Marvel Heroes film, which – via rumbling seats, squirts of water and jets of air to backs of our necks – produced a good many screams and giggles.
The Houses of parliament
Our final stop for this most epic of journeys was the Houses of Parliament. There, we were treated to a guided tour of Westminster Hall, the Commons Chamber and the breath-taking Lords Chamber. We found out how Parliament works and learnt about past kings, queens and prime ministers. It was so interesting to learn about so much of our country's history and its laws in the very place where they are made; there were some very interesting questions asked by the children, and some impressive knowledge demonstrated by them too.