Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Attraction showcasing weird and wonderful items from around the world, such a 13-foot-long Tower Bridge made out of matchsticks, a piece of the Berlin Wall, shrunken heads, a copy of 'The Last Supper' painted on a grain of rice and a Swarovski crystal-covered Mini Cooper. New displays include the laser beam LaseRace.
Venue name: Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Contact:
Address: The London Pavilion
1 Piccadilly Circus
London
W1J 0DA
Opening hours: 10am-midnight daily (last adm 10.30pm)
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube
Price: £26.95, £23.95 concs, £21.95 children (4-15), under-4s free, £87.95 family

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3.2 / 5

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David H

IMHO ... If it was free, I am not sure I would recommend it.

£26.95 an adult, £19.95 per child. This include the (seemingly compulsory) purchase of a mirror maze @£3 and Lazer race @£2. The maze was mildly entertaining, the Lazer race had a huge queue (as did the lifts when trying to get between floors).


A lot of the exhibits were very obviously replicas and some looked a bit knackered.


The 'art' work was OK but not that good.


My son thought the view out of the windows was better than most of the exhibits, so did I.


The cafe, force photo session, sweet shop, gift shop and attached arcade game centre made the experience difficult of parent's contributing to a very expensive, low value day. I think they should have used the space to find more exhibits.


In my 15 years in London, this is the worst place I have been to, sorry f that offends anyone, just trying to be honest. 

Amy H

My boyfriend and I visited Ripley's on Valentines Day at an after hours event. We got a free box of chocolates and a glass of champagne included in the ticket price which got our night off to a great start. We began by measuring ourselves up against the tallest man in the world, then jumped on some scales to see how our weight compared to the heaviest. We had lots of fun exploring the weird and wonderful exhibitions Ripley's had to offer. Ripley's wasn't all fun and games though, as we came across some pretty thought-provoking items in the museum. One of the most interesting was a tank of water which was as cold as the Atlantic when the Titanic went down. Feeling the icy water made this historic event all the more haunting. We finished up with a game downstairs, where we had to weave and duck over and above some laser beams in a James Bond style mission. We had loads of fun and got pretty competitive against the other couples racing to beat the clock. I would recommend Ripley's to everyone- all the people we bumped in to seemed to be enjoying the museum as much as we were! Look out for great deals on ticket prices or use a Time Out card. 

Kanna

Great attraction to spend couple of hours. A lot interesting exhibitions, very educational, if you like to read and explore and broad your horizons- that's the place to be. A lot of photo opportunities, you can take pictures everywhere. Cafe is located in the middle of a huge library, very competitive prices. Welcoming, funny staff, everyone was very friendly.

Agnes

Really was unimpressed. Too expensive for what it is. Unhappy staff.