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About Ripley's Believe It Or Not! London:
Ripley's London houses an extensive collection of weird and wonderful artefacts from the four corners of the earth, some of which were collected by explorer and entrepreneur Robert Ripley himself.
The museum's purpose is to entertain and amaze people with some of the strangest facts about world cultures, human lifestyle and bizarre artistic endeavour. You'll meet the world's tallest man, Mexican Vampire Woman Maria Jose Cristerau and a giant knitted Ferrari.
Parts of the museum also offer an exciting interactive experience such as the Marvellous Mirror Maze, the Impossible Laserace and the Black Hole tunnel.
- All Year Round, Daily.
- 10:00 to midnight - This ticket grants entry until 17:00. Visitors can, however, stay beyond this time.
Ripley's London Address:
- The London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 0DA.
- Carers receive free admission for every paying disabled guest. Please remember to bring a valid form of disability ID or a letter from your doctor.
- Lifts are available for wheelchair users and those operating buggies.
- On-site gift shop and vending machines (cash and contactless bank cards accepted).
Ripley’s London | What You'll See:
London's West End is home to the largest Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in the world. Its five floors are packed with exciting activities and enthralling artefacts, making it an ideal attraction for families and solo travellers alike. Below you'll find 10 highlight oddities that can only be experienced at Ripley's London Museum.
1. Black Hole: Here is where guests get to experience the sensation of being in a man-made black hole by walking through a spinning vortex tunnel, truly testing the ability to walk in a straight line.
2. Mirror Maze: The mirror maze towards the end of the museum is a sure way to test your sense of perception, as guests have been known to get lost in a sea of their own reflections!
3. History Themes: For the history fanatics, a replica of the RMS Titanic made from 147,000 matchsticks is on display. Also, experience the exact temperature of the water that claimed so many victims that fateful night by placing your hand in the ice pool.
4. Gruesome Appliances: Are you more into the supernatural? Enjoy witnessing a real life Vampire Killing Kit.
5. Incredible Nature: Mr. Robert Ripley recognised humanity's morbid fascination with the twisted and deformed, as such, you can see the preserved bodies of an Eight Legged Siamese Cow, an Albino Alligator, Dinosaur eggs and a fur bearing trout at Ripley's London.
6. Impossible LaseRace: The "Mission Impossible" LaseRace is designed to test wits and agility by having guests duck, dodge, crawl and twist between security laser beams. Pretend to be a spy and race your friends!
7. Remarkable People: One of Ripley's most iconic features has to be its statue of history's tallest man, Robert Pershing Wadlow, who grew to be 272 cm (8ft 11in). Original artefacts from his tragically short life are also currently on display, such as a 47 cm long pair of custom made shoes. You can also stand beside the world's heaviest man and the world's ugliest woman.
8. Anomalous Individuals: Ripley's London sheds light on other fascinating people. Guests will learn about Chinese man Ching Foo, born with a blue face, or Tycho Brahe, the man who lost his nose in a sword fight and replaced it with a solid gold one.
9. Crime & Punishment: Experience the darker elements of London's history by entering the dungeon torture chamber, then flick a switch to electrocute the condemned man.
10. Sports & Television: Some of the artefacts may seen strangely familiar, such as a set of Winter Olympic torches and the Peel 350, a tiny car driven by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.