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Love the layover: London’s Madame Tussauds free for US citizens Jan 20th

Can’t afford to go to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20th?   Consider going to the see the newest U.S. president in London instead.

On January 20th, Madame Tussauds in London will be unveiling its sculpture of Barack Obama. The waxwork version of the new president will be posed informally, in a reproduction of the White House Oval Office.

To celebrate the new presidential sculpture, U.S. citizens with proof of citizenship will be admitted free to Madame Tussauds on Inauguration Day, January 20th.  Regular admission is about $38 per person, so it’s a great deal, whether you’re  interested in seeing Barack Obama,  Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tinkerbell, or some other big star.

tink-and-girl-default-size(Tinkerbell is wax.  Girl is not. Photos courtesy Madame Tussauds)

Travel time from Heathrow Airport to Madame Tussauds is between 40 minutes and an hour.  Tube fare as low as $6.