For those of you who think that you have seen all of the oddities that London has to offer (a late night walk through Camden generally being enough to satisfy even the most curious amongst us), think again! Because unless you have sampled the visual delights crammed inside the walls of Mr Ripley's London residence, in the words of BTO, "You aint seen nothing yet!"
Contained within the sturdy structure of The London Pavilion, Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum has to be one of the city's most unbelievable attractions. Sourpuss`s will have their pessimistic views put to the test when confronted again and again with exhibits that defy the very definition of nature. Gullible you say? Maybe, but confronted with a shark jaw so big that it will make you think Spielberg`s Jaws was actually a bit weedy looking, you can forgive me for tipping my hat to old Ripley.
From start to finish the museum keeps you on your toes with attractions ranging from the hilarious to the downright creepy. Not for the fainthearted a day at Ripley's is the perfect location for anyone looking to be shocked, amused and repulsed in equal measure (or in the case of the Shrunken Head, anyone looking to feel a bit better about their own attractiveness). Some of the more sedate attractions include a Mini-Cooper covered in over one million Swarvoski crystals and a number of personal items belonging to the unforgettable Marilyn Monroe.
There is enough variety packed inside Ripley's walls to keep all ages horribly entertained, and it actually makes a nice change to go somewhere that everyone can appreciate and enjoy. Believe it or not (sorry!), this is one museum you fall asleep in at your peril!