The Eaton Diary of London 2001
After yesterday’s enjoyment of places, the agenda for today was to
enjoy people. We decided to go where all the rich and famous congregate.
After the usual delays on the Tube, we met Deane and Margaret only a few
minutes late, but that was long enough for them to have made important contacts
with significant people at the head of the line, so we were quickly ushered into
the presence of the aforementioned celebrities. As we entered the reception
lounge, we immediately recognised a number of old friends, like Fawlty Tower’s
Manuel serving the drinks, and Dudley Moore at the piano. He seemed pleased with
the advice I was able to give him.
There were familiar faces wherever we looked - sportsman, stars of stage
and screen, political leaders from all over the world. We couldn’t resist a
photo or two along side these great people, just to prove we’d walked among
a while, we began to notice that a number of the celebrities in the crowd
weren't moving much. It turns out they were superb wax models at Madame
Tussaud's, but it was often hard to distinguish the models from the real people.
In fact at one point I wondered who that young cricketer was who was posing with
the stunning likeness of Dr Woods. Upon closer inspection I realised it was the
recently deceased Sir Don Bradman, so I guess it is Dr Woods who is real!
Madame Tussaud’s gave us the closest glimpse we’re likely to get of
the Royals and other rich and famous people. The dungeon rooms also gave graphic
representation of the dark and tragic side of English history. Before
re-entering the real world, we were treated to a clever ‘Spirit of London’
taxi ride through London life styles over the past 400 years.
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