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The places you can and can’t use selfie sticks in the UK

Much like the fans who take photographs on iPads at Premier League grounds, people who use selfie sticks are the worst. There, we said it.
 
But we’re not alone: it seems this device is the latest “best thing to hate” – and as more and more people use these nifty narcissist extenders, there seems to be less and less places that they can actually use them.
 
So, in case you’re one of the heathens using the infamous selfie stick, or else want to know which tourist spots will be plagued by them, you may want to visit Canibringmyselfiestick.com, telling you which attractions ban them and which attractions permit them.
 
Here we’ve picked some of the best for a quick UK guide…

Madame Tussauds

Allowed

It was made for selfies.

Wimbledon

Banned

Stick to the strawberries.

London Zoo

Allowed

You can selfie, just don’t get too close to the cages.

Allowed

Football stadia

Banned

You’ll be more hated than the opposing team, and a whole lot closer.

The London Eye

Allowed

They see eye to eye with selfie stick snappers.

Alton Towers

Banned

Generally the aren’t too bothered unless it’s on the actual rides, in which case they become really bothered, very very quickly.

The Shard

Allowed

Look at that view! Wait, it’s behind you.

St Paul's Cathedral

Banned

No blessing to use a selfie stick here. 

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Cuckoo Land, Cheshire

Allowed

Yes, a museum for Cuckoo Clocks, probably not worth a selfie if we’re honest.

National Gallery

Banned

Sorry, 007, although don't worry, the nearby National Portrait Gallery allows a selfie.

National Portrait Gallery

Allowed

But then it's being capitalising on those for centuries.

Live music venues

Banned

You’ll have to make do with your arms. We know, that’s so last year.

National Railway Museum

Allowed

You can choo-choo choose whether you want to extend your selfie or not.