Sitting alongside a 3,000lb piece of the Berlin Wall – famed for being the world’s largest canvas and a place for local residents and international artists to express themselves – the capital’s most bizarre attraction unveils the first in a series of new interactive exhibits.
Visitors will be able to put their artistic talents to the test using digital spray cans and upload their masterpieces to share with friends and family onto Facebook and Twitter – a UK attraction first. When simulating the movement of spray painting onto the wall with the can, an infrared light is tracked by a computer to create a vibrant and colourful drawing. Guests can explore their creative side, choosing colours to spray, stencils, painting methods and even doodle over a photo of themselves.
Natascha Crump, general manager, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London, comments:
“This new interactive exhibit is the perfect addition to the attraction, not only can visitors enjoy getting creative and showing off their works on social media but by engaging with the wall we are bringing a piece of history to life. Graffiti has long been an expression of rebellion and an assertion of personal freedom. Perhaps there is no more triumphant realisation of that expression than the symbols scrawled on these toppled fragments of the Berlin Wall. In homage to what was the world’s largest free canvas, and as London’s most bizarre visitor attraction, we’re excited to open our own interactive graffiti wall.”
The new interactive wall is the first of over 13 new interactive features and gallery enhancements to be added to the attraction over the next 12 months. A series of new exhibits, new technological interactive advancements and a gallery refurbishment will add to the visitor experience.
Wonderfully weird exhibits recently revealed in the London attraction include additions to the ever popular miniature gallery – a collection of miniature portraits of Royals from the 1930s –while a model of the Hungarian Horntail Dragon from the Harry Potter series created from recycled car and motorcycle parts welcomes all guests upon entry to the attraction.
With one of the most extensive collections of the weird and wonderful, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London is the perfect day out for all the family. Situated at the heart of Piccadilly Circus, the attraction’s unbelievable exhibits include real fossilised dinosaur eggs, a life-sized knitted Ferrari created from 12 miles of wool and even a picture of Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt created from cigarette ash. Families and friends can also compete in navigating their way around the Mirror Maze and battle to see who is the fastest to complete London’s largest LaseRace.