Inaugurated in 1884, Madame Tussauds Museum in London displays wax statues of celebrity from all over the World.
Started by sculptor Marie Tussaud, the London Museum is the most famous wax museum due to the quality of its statues.
Over the years, Madame Tussauds wax Museums have been inaugurated in numerous cities all over the World. However, Madame Tussaud at London remains the most popular of them all.
In short, it is an opportunity to click selfies with 250+ popular lifelike wax figures from all walks of life.
Where is Madame Tussauds London?
Madame Tussauds London is located on Marylebone Rd, Marylebone in London NW1 5LR.
Marylebone Road is an extension of the A40, which is one of the major routes in and out of London.
The road joins up with the Euston Road which passes by Kings Cross.
How to get to Madame Tussauds London
To reach Madame Tussauds in London, you have numerous options –
By London Underground
Madame Tussauds is just a two-minute walk away from Baker Street tube station.
Baker Street underground station is on the Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines, which makes the journey short and easy.
Marylebone Station is about 10 minutes walking distance of Madame Tussauds.
You can access the station easily as Euston, St.Pancras, Paddington, Victoria, Waterloo and Charing Cross mainline stations are all within five stops away from the underground.
If a bus is your preferred mode of transport in London, get onto bus numbers 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274 and 453.
All of them can drop you at Madame Tussauds London.
There are enough parking spots near Madame Tussauds. The nearest two are –
Chiltern Street Masterpark: 3 Minutes walk from the Museum
Cramer Street Masterpark: 4 Minutes walk from the Museum
The open timings of Madame Tussauds London vary throughout the year. In fact, Madame Tussauds’ timing changes even within a week.
The Museum opens either at 9 am or 10 am. And closes either at 4 pm, 5 pm or 6 pm depending on their schedule.
This means, without looking at their schedule you can plan a visit to Madame Tussauds between 10 am and 4 pm.
However, if you want the exact times, we recommend you check Madame Tussaud’s official website for the updated schedule.
Best time to visit Madame Tussauds London
Madame Tussauds London is a highly rated attraction.
When it comes to visiting Madame Tussauds London, there is the ‘best time of the day’ and then there is the ‘best time of the year’.
Best time of the year
Never try and visit Madame Tussauds Museum during the summer holidays or during school half-term periods.
In the summer, because of tourists from both outside and inside the UK, the lines can get really long.
After mid-September, the lines shrink and if you can land up for a visit mid-week, that will perhaps be the best time to visit Madame Tussauds London.
Best time of the day
If you want to avoid the crowd, never visit this wax Museum on weekends.
Pick a day mid-week and land up early in the morning or late afternoon – two hours before closing time.
You need two hours to explore Madame Tussauds so it will be just enough.
Note: Always buy online tickets in advance. During peak times, ticket buyers end up waiting up to 2 hours in the ticketing counter lines. During non-peak times this wait can be up to 20 minutes.
How long does it take to go around Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds London is meant for an at-your-own-pace walk among your favorite celebrities. Therefore, there is no limit to the time you can spend here.
Once you are inside the Museum with your ticket, you can hang around till it closes.
However, if you want to know how long it takes to explore the Museum, a good estimate is 2 hours. At least that’s what the Madame Tussauds officials recommend.
Madame Tussauds London ticket price
Tickets to Madame Tussauds London vary in price depending on the type of ticket and the date and time of visit.
All tickets include access to Star Wars Experience and Marvel Superheroes 4D experience.
In fact, there is a huge difference between the Madame Tussauds London ticket if you buy it online and if you walk up and buy at the Museum itself.
Let us say you want to visit Madame Tussauds, this is how much you pay depending on how and when you book.
Here is the normal adult ticket price for Madame Tussauds depending on how and when you buy –
– Online, at least one day in advance: 29 Pounds
– Online, but on the day of your visit: 35 Pounds
– At Madame Tussauds’ ticket counter, on the day of your visit: 35 Pounds
We highly recommend that you buy the tickets online and in advance because that can help you save money and time.
After all, the average waiting time at Madame Tussauds’ ticket counter is one hour, which during peak times can even go up to two hours.
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Madame Tussauds discounts
One of the biggest ticket discounts at Madame Tussauds is when you buy them online.
For both the adult (16+ years) and the child (3-15 years) tickets you get a discount of 6 Pounds when you purchase them online.
However, when you purchase same-day online tickets, you don’t qualify for these discounts.
Kids under three walk in for free.
Madame Tussauds London tickets
Madame Tussauds tickets are smartphone tickets. That is, they get delivered to your inbox and you can just show the email on your smartphone to gain entry to the Museum.
There is no need to take any printouts.
These are refundable tickets. You qualify for a full refund if you cancel 24 hours before your visit.
While buying Madame Tussauds London tickets you have three options. We have listed them below based on increasing cost –
1. Late afternoon ticket
This is the cheapest ticket.
This is the Madame Tussauds London ticket you should book if you want to visit the Museum AFTER 3 pm and you are booking more than 1 day in advance.
Two discounts have been applied to the price of this ticket – the advance booking discount and the discount because you are opting for a time after 3 pm.
While booking the ticket, you can choose a time slot from 3 pm to 5.45 pm.
Adult ticket price: 29 Pounds
Child ticket price: 24 Pounds
On the ticket booking page, select the option “Late Afternoon – Advance Booking”
2. Standard Admission ticket
This is the second cheapest ticket.
This is the Madame Tussauds London ticket you should book if you want to visit the Museum BEFORE 3 pm and you are booking more than 1 day in advance.
Only the advance booking discount is applied on this ticket price.
While booking the ticket, you can choose a time slot from 9 am to 2.45 pm.
Adult ticket price: 32 Pounds
Child ticket price: 27 Pounds
On the ticket booking page, select the option “Standard Admission – Advance Booking”
3. Same day Admission ticket
This is the costliest ticket.
This is the Madame Tussauds London ticket you should book if you want to visit the Museum on the same day.
Since this is a last-minute booking, the advance booking discount is not applicable here, thus making the ticket costliest.
Adult ticket price: 35 Pounds
Child ticket price: 30 Pounds
On the ticket booking page, select the option “Standard Admission – Same day Booking”
Madame Tussauds combo tickets
Here’s how you can save money and visit top attractions of London along with Madame Tussauds Museum.
1. Merlin’s Magical London
This is one of the most popular combo ticket bought by tourists visiting London.
Besides Madame Tussauds, this one ticket also provides access to the following attractions in London:
– Shrek’s Adventure! London
– Sealife London Aquarium
– The Coca-Cola London Eye
– The London Dungeon
The ticket is valid for 90 days from the first attraction visited.
Adult Ticket (16+ years): 55 Pounds
Child Ticket (4-15 years): 45 Pounds
2. Madame Tussauds London + 24 hours Sightseeing Bus ticket
This ticket gives you access to Madame Tussauds London at any time you prefer and to the 24-hour sightseeing bus.
Hop-on and Hop-off at sights such as Buckingham Palace, Tower of London etc to explore London and take amazing photographs.
Adult Ticket (16+ years): 61 Pounds
Child Ticket (4-15 years): 40 Pounds
Kids below 4 years of age walk in free.
3. Madame Tussauds and London Eye tickets
Many London tourists plan to visit both Madame Tussauds and London Eye on the same day.
Maybe because the distance between the two attractions is just 5.6 KMs (3.5 Miles) and the drive takes only 15 minutes depending on traffic.
However, there are no Madame Tussauds and London Eye combo tickets out there in the market.
The next best option is to buy the tickets individually for the same day.
To save time and money, we suggest you buy both the tickets online and much in advance.
Going from Madame Tussauds to London Eye
We recommend you visit Madame Tussauds in the morning and then head out to London Eye.
The easiest, of course, is to take the London Tube. From the Baker Street Underground station, you can reach the Waterloo Underground station in 17 minutes. Thereafter, just walk to London Eye.
You can also take the bus from Baker Street to Waterloo. The duration of this journey will be approximately 40 minutes.
If money isn’t an issue, we recommend calling a Taxi or Uber.
Madame Tussauds with London Passes
While holidaying in London, four London Passes help you save money and time.
Despite this one miss, these two Passes are still very attractive offerings for tourists on long holidays.
If you are in London for more than three days, we recommend you buy one of these London Passes.
1. London iVenture Card
The London iVenture Card helps you avoid long queues and save money at some of the city’s most popular attractions including the Madame Tussauds London, the Tower of London, London Zoo etc.
It is valid for 28 days from the first day you use it.
It also provides access to many of London’s popular activities, attractions, restaurants, and entertainments for a better experience for the tourist.
Choose from a 3, 5, 7 or 10 attraction pass and save up to 40% at London’s most popular activities.
Price of 3-ticket Flexi Pass
Adult Pass: £69
Child Pass: £59
Price of 5-ticket Flexi Pass
Adult Pass: £99
Child Pass: £89
Price of 10-ticket Flexi Pass
Adult Pass: £169
Child Pass: £149
2. London City Pass
The London City Pass provides you with free or priority entry to some of the most important sights of London like the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, London Eye or the View from the Shard.
And yes, a free trip to Madame Tussauds London is also included with the London City Pass.
There are three kinds of passes (optionally with transit) which you can get by post or one of the pick-up points in London.
London City Pass STARTER
Adult Pass (for 16+ years): 99.86 Euros
Child Pass (for 5-15 years): 56.69 Euros
London City Pass CLASSIC
Adult Pass (for 16+ years): 128.26 Euros
Child Pass (for 5-15 years): 79.41 Euros
London City Pass BEST
Adult Pass (for 16+ years): 162.34 Euros
Child Pass (for 5-15 years): 102.13 Euros
Inside Madame Tussauds London
At Madame Tussauds London, you will come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces.
For a change, you won’t be standing behind the red robes. Instead, you will be able to touch, hug, kiss and be close to over 250 celebrities.
Not just this, there is a fascinating ride waiting for you all. Madame Tussauds London ticket includes a ride on the Spirit of London. The ride will take you through London’s culture and history in a black cab.
Well, it doesn’t end here as the best part of the museum is its interactive sections. The most important sections are –
VIP Party: A party in the first hall of the Museum includes celebrity guests such as Morgan Freeman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie etc.
Sport’s Area: Here you’ll find the greatest sports stars in the world like Lionel Messi, Rafael Nadal, Mohammed Ali etc.
The Royal Family: This Museum has the record of creating the most number of Queen Elizabeth II wax statues than anyone else. This Museum gives a chance to have a date with the Royals such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II etc. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the latest addition to the Royal family section.
Culture: This area is dedicated to the greatest minds of all time like William Shakespeare, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Pablo Picasso, and Charles Darwin, among others.
World Leaders: The strongest leaders with the greatest minds can be found in this area. Here, you’ll find Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Nicolas Sarkozy, Ronald Reagan, Tony Blair, Martin Luther King etc.
Marvel’s superheroes in 4D: Watch a super entertaining 4D film as the greatest superheroes of all time join forces to save the world from evil and the immense StarWars experience.
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