Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – 150th Anniversary Edition
Lewis Carroll’s timeless classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have been brought together for this beautiful 150th Anniversary edition. Written to entertain the daughter of a Dean, Alice Liddell, young Alice is the star of the story encountering the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and many many more unforgettable characters – who make this story truly incredible. A mix of literary genius, linguistic inventiveness, puzzles, jokes, broken up by gorgeous illustrations by Lewis Carroll himself. Popular with the old and young a like for its nonsense approach.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is ingeniously written and was really good for showing my bookworm some more complex grammar (such as the one paragraph that was actually only one sentence). It is quite different reading the book to watching the films – an experience that I feel everyone should have. You cannot feel the change in the writing when it is not in a book, or appreciate when the words curve down the page. It is recommended for those ages 8+ and any younger I do not think they will fully appreciate the complexity of such a remarkable work of art. If you are not familiar with the story you can read the synopsis.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London – Wonderland
Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London has opened a pop up gallery this summer. Wonderland Gallery is an incredible Ames room, which gives you the impression that you are either very small or a giant – just like in the story. There is also a Marvelous Mirror Maze, an upside down room, a miniatures gallery, a giant chess set, white and red roses, The White Rabbit (on the wall), The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, The Cheshire Cat, and Cards (on the walls). These are clever illusions which you can expect from Ripley’s Believe it or Not!
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London is 6 floors of over 700 amazing artefacts, and 19 themed galleries. Crammed with things that will amaze and inspire you. From historic artefacts, to incredible illusions, and amazing art from Ripley’s amazing collection. An amazing day out for the whole family – very interactive and something that everyone will enjoy*
Booking in advanced is cheaper with a family ticket costing just £59.96 (for a party of 4 – made up of 1 or 2 adults) a saving on the door price which is £79.95. You can add £3 per person to skip the admissions queue – but you will still need to queue for the Mirror Maze and the LaseRace. You can also exchange £8 Tesco Clubcard vouchers for those who wish to save money.
* Please note that there is quite a bit of walking in Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London, and some areas could affect those who do not like confined spaces, the dark or lots of lights.