Madame Tussauds in London – A Guide to Advance Tickets and Your Visit

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Madame Tussauds is one of London’s most visited attractions and the world famous wax museum appears on practically every top 10 list of must-see attractions in London.

This guide to Madame Tussauds London will teach you more about the wax museum and also take a look at how to buy tickets for Madame Tussauds and save 20% of the price.

Nice to know about Madame Tussauds

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Yoda from Star Wars in the Madame Tussauds Museum.

For those who have never heard of Madame Tussauds before: it’s a museum where the exhibits made of a vast array of wax statues. These figures are made with exacting details, so much so that the exhibits are astoundingly similar to the people they represent.

Naturally, not just anybody is on display at Madame Tussauds in London – only the biggest stars in the world, both living and dead.

Who can you see in Madame Tussauds London?

Some of the world’s most famous stars are on exhibit in the museum:

  • Barack Obama
  • Nelson Mandela
  • George Clooney
  • Brad Pitt
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • David Beckham
  • Lady Gaga
  • Beyoncé
  • Rihanna
  • Madonna
  • Amy Winehouse
  • And many, many more!

Furthermore, there are often special exhibitions, for example, when a new Star Wars film debuts some of the displays will be dedicated to depicting characters from that film.

You can see if there are special exhibitions currently at Madame Tussauds at VisitBritain.

Where is Madame Tussauds in London?

The museum is located in the very center of London – close to the popular Paddington area where many tourists choose to stay – so it’s quite easy to get to.

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See the museum’s location on the map below:

The nearest tube station is Baker Street, only a short walk from Madame Tussauds.

Baker Street is a major underground station where the Bakerloo, Metropolitan, Circle, Jubilee and Hammersmith & City lines all pass.

  • Fan of Sherlock Holmes? Combine your visit to Madame Tussauds with a walk past 221B Baker Street and see the Sherlock Holmes Museum, located just around the corner from the Baker Street tube station.

Madame Tussauds is certainly not a new feature in London. Indeed, The Frenchwoman Marie Tussaud opened her new wax museum, at the time located on Baker Street, way back in 1835.

In 1884 the museum moved to its current location, on Marylebone Road, where you are still able to see all of today’s major stars – in wax form.

Did you know?

Madame Tussauds has become a worldwide brand and is now found in many other cities worldwide. There are local Madame Tussauds museums in Berlin, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo, Hollywood and New York City.

Cheap advance tickets for Madame Tussauds London

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The man himself, “Sherlock Holmes”, is also in the museum.

Madame Tussauds London is unequivocally popular. This means that it’s a great idea to buy tickets to the wax museum in advance. In this way you are guaranteed admission to the museum and do not have to go and waste your precious vacation time queuing up, possibly ending up not being able to buy tickets at all.

When you purchase advance tickets to Madame Tussauds London online from home with VisitBritain you are assured that you can get in on the given date you purchase tickets.

I have heard of many who have gone in vain; they figured they could buy tickets on the day and were proven wrong – it’s something of a shame and can put quite a damper on your holiday.

Save 20% on advance tickets and skip the line

Moreover, VisitBritain have an offer tailored for tourists, where you save 20% on tickets to Madame Tussauds if you buy them online in advance. There is simply no reason not to plan his visit and buy the tickets in advance.

These special tickets also allow you to jump the (often very long) queue by letting you enter through a special entrance reserved for people who have purchased tickets from home.

Buy your tickets with VisitBritain on this link.

The prices for tickets to Madame Tussauds London are as follows:

  • Adult (over 16) – £26.20
  • Children (ages 4-15) –  £22.50
  • Senior Citizens (over 60) –  £24.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children or1 adult and 3 children) –  £95.00
  • Disabled adult (including one carer) – £26.20
  • Disabled child (including one carer) – £22.50

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Madame Tussauds opening hours

Madame Tussauds London is open from 10:00-16:00, Monday-Friday and 9:00-17:00 on Saturdays & Sundays.

However, there may be special opening hours on holidays, pay careful attention to this when buying tickets – have a close look at the ‘More Info’ and ‘Opening Times’ tabs on the VisitBritain website.

If you have any questions about your visit to Madame Tussauds, be it about tickets, transport or otherwise, please feel free to comment below.

I wish you a good trip to London and a memorable stroll through the world famous wax museum.

Get a taste of what your visit could be like with the video below:

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Kristoffer Fons

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