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Sudbury, MA
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Fast track tickets

Is it worth paying extra for fast track tickets (to Madame Tussauds and the London Eye)during the week of Feb 17-24th? I thought London would not be very crowded during that time, but I have seen other postings saying some local schools are off that week. Thanks in advance-I have gotten some great information from many excellent postings!

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It's not worth paying for tickets to Mme. Tussauds period.

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That's half term week in England so it will be very busy.

If you really want to see these then you might want to take the fast track tickets otherwise you will be queueing up for hours.

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Welcome to the forum. Sorry that your first reply was from our resident grinch.

The disadvantage of booking the Eye in advance is that if the weather is poor you are stuck with going. Maybe better to wait for a clear morning and get there early. You shouldn't have to wait for more than 20 minutes.

Mme T isn't great value at the best of times but again if the thought of standing in line for a lengthy period (30 minutes, maybe more?) doesn't appeal then by all means go for the fast track tickets.

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Thanks for the info-my kids are looking forward to Mdme. Tussauds, so I guess we'll fork over the big bucks for fast track tickets!

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> Sorry that your first reply was from our resident grinch. <

Oh, I have competition, do I?!

If your children REALLY want to see it, go, but it is rather expensive.

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For once I actually agree with ajleonard, and his answer was quite civil by his standards.

Tussauds is an incomprensible attraction.

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On our last day in London, before regretfully having to fly home to Sydney, my sister and I decided to go on the London Eye. It was the first day of school holidays (don't recall which particular hols) and we had to queue for tickets - the queue was very long, but the system is efficient and I suppose we were in the queue for about 15 minutes. When we went to queue to actually board the Eye, it looked like it would take AGES but when we asked the assistant how long it would take, he said 15 minutes. We were thinking "yeah, right .... 15 minutes my arSe" but he was spot on - exactly 15 minutes later we were on. So, given the crowds and popularity of the Eye, I think the system is extremely efficient. I truly think it would have taken much, much longer, given the same parameters (crowd numbers, etc) to do something like it here. Well done London!

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