Madame Tussauds London

What to expect, tickets explained and getting a good entrance deal

King Charles and Queen Camilla at Madame Tussauds London
Meet the Royals at Madame Tussauds, London

Madame Tussauds is one of London's most visited attractions, standing the test of time, continually reinventing and updating itself. Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was.

The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up-close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons.

Madame Tussauds is divided into a number of 'zones' and new exhibitions, including The Royal Palace, Music (including the new Harry Styles model,) Awards Party, Marvel Hall of Heroes, Star Wars and more.

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Step into the Royal Palace

Royals at Madame Tussauds London
Step into the Royal Palace at Madame Tussauds

The Royal Palace is a special experience at Madame Tussauds where you invited to walk through the gates of the palace, snap a selfie with The Prince and Princess of Wales, before having your audience with The King and Queen in the Throne Room.

Beautiful models of our late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are also together for you to see, with the Queen dressed in a recreation of the white and silver lace dress, worn at her official Diamond Jubilee.

Harry Styles comes to Madam Tussauds, London

madame tussauds harry styles summer 2023
Harry Styles arrives at Madame Tussauds

In 2023, Madame Tussauds unveiled their new addition: Harry Styles!

Seven new figures of the trendsetting solo artist have been revealed at many top Madame Tussauds' venues around the world, including London.

In London, Harry’s stunningly lifelike new figure took expert artists over 10 months to create.

Harry's striking outfit, is inspired by the iconic look worn at the My Policeman premiere in 2022.

So book your tickets today to get up close and personal with the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter.

Madame Tussauds London


Madame Tussauds London

Discover a world of famous fun at one of London's top attractions

• Standard tickets • Save money when you book online - seasonal and weekend rates apply • Fast track skip-the-line tickets • Family tickets • Premium tickets • VIP experiences • Attractions passes • Annual passes

Madame Tussauds London - what you will see

Victoria Beckham and David Beckham waxworks at Madame Tussauds London
Victoria & David Beckham

Madame Tussaud was French and lived in Paris, attending the court of Versailles. After starting her wax museum in Paris she moved to London in 1802. The rest is history, other wax museums imitate but none match the original.

At Madame Tussauds London, you will come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. The exhibits are regularly updated and reviewed as celebrities come to prominence or are just forgotten about. You know you have “made it” when Madame Tussauds invites you along to pose for your own waxwork to be created.

Madame Tussauds is the only wax attraction to get full celebrity endorsement, with involvement in the sitting, through the sculpting process and side-by-side unveils! The incredibly lifelike figures created by our world-renowned sculptors, use the same techniques as Madame Tussauds herself did 200 years ago.

You can hug, touch, kiss - get up close and personal with celebrities, take photos with your favourites.

Zones and experiences at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is made up of eight separate 'zones' including: Music, Awards Party, The Royal Palace, Marvel Hall of Heroes, Star Wars, Film, Sport, and Culture.

In addition there are also five interactive experiences including: Marvel Universe 4D, Chamber of Horrors, Alien Escape, Kong: Skull Island and Spirit of London Ride.

Madame Tussauds - opening times and location

Madame Tussauds London Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch waxwork
Benedict Cumberbatch waxwork

Opening times

Daily 9am to between 4 and 6pm depending on the day of the week.


Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR

Nearest Underground station

Baker Street 100 yards

(Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines).

Understanding your Madame Tussauds London ticket options - (important)

Madame Tussauds London Tickets

Madame Tussauds London King Kong
King Kong

Because of the numbers wanting to visit Madame Tussauds, controlling the flow of people entering the building is important for safety as well as your comfort.

As a result Madame Tussauds is infamous for its long queues waiting to gain entrance. If you just turn up on the day to buy a ticket it can easily be a 2 hour wait at peak times. There are several entrance doors for different types of ticket giving different levels of priority for admittance all at very different prices.


1) Walk-Up Tickets

If you turn up on the day you probably get the worst deal of the lot. You'll have to wait the longest time to gain entrance and you will pay the full entrance price which can be 30% more expensive than purchasing tickets in advance. At peak times walk up entry can mean a wait of up to 2 hours to gain entrance.


2) Advance Purchase Standard Tickets (purchased from Madame Tussauds' website)

By purchasing your tickets in advance direct from the Madame Tussauds website as well as getting up to a 21% discount on your ticket price (against walk-up entry) you also enjoy potentially less queuing.

There are two online advance prices through the official website: next day (a few pounds cheaper than walk-up) and 4-day in advance (a few pounds cheaper again).

At purchase you select a 15 minute window in time when you want to gain entrance. For standard entry at peak time you should gain entrance within 45 minutes of the time window you stipulate.

The price of tickets bought online for Madame Tussauds are variable; you will normally find two different prices on the same day but you should still be able to find quite a few tickets available at the lower price.

Rates are variable according to season and day of the week. Peak rates apply during school holidays and at weekends.

If you are looking for next-day tickets then your cheapest price is likely to be a third-party seller such as Discount London. Here you can match the price Merlin only offer for their 4-day advance tickets.


3) Advance Purchase Priority Tickets (purchased from Madame Tussauds' website)

For a stiff premium, that can be double the price of the standard ticket you can also pre-purchase a priority ticket that should get you into Madame Tussauds even at peak times within 10 minutes.

Again, like the standard ticket on-line purchase you select a 15 minute window in time when you want to gain entrance. However, normally there is a fixed ticket price for all time slots.


4) Advance purchase stage door fast track tickets (purchased from Madame Tussauds' website)

The Stage Door Fast Track ticket is the top tier ticket giving immediate entrance on arrival and VIP priority to access some of the exhibits and free popcorn for the 4D cinema. You still select a 15 minute window in time when you want to gain entrance.

Prices for the Stage Door Fast Track Ticket are 2 to 3 times the price of the walk-up ticket.


5) Big City Saver - combining Madame Tussauds with up to 4 other major attractions in London

Madame Tussauds is owned by a company called Merlin who own and operate several other major attractions in London.

Combine Madame Tussauds with other Merlin attractions: get huge savings with 1, 2, or all 4 of the remaining Merlin London attractions:

London Eye

The London Dungeon

Shrek's Adventure! London

SEA LIFE London Aquarium


Big City Saver pass by Merlin - what is it about?


6) Third party discounters and combination tickets

For stand-alone tickets for Madame Tussauds the best price guarantee offered by the Madame Tussauds is pretty good. If you find somebody offering lower priced tickets than Madame Tussauds let us know!

However, very few visitors buy Madame Tussauds tickets in isolation. Great deals from third parties of all kinds are available - the best are those where you cannot identify how much exactly you are paying for the Madame Tussauds tickets hidden with in the package - thus neatly bypassing the Madame Tussauds best price guarantee for stand-alone tickets.

The most fruitful places to seek out these great deals are:

- Discounted combination tickets combining two or sometimes up to seven London attractions in one discounted package. Both third party discounters and Merlin who own Madame Tussauds offer these.

- London's popular hop-on hop off sightseeing buses will make available discounted attraction tickets when bought in advance together with their hop on, hop off bus tickets.

- There are several London attraction passes and discount schemes where Madame Tussauds appears as a supported attraction.

Best price Madame Tussauds tickets

The benchmark for best price Madame Tussauds tickets depends upon when you are booking for.

If you are booking for four days (or more) ahead then your best price will almost certainly be direct on-line from the official Madame Tussauds website linked below (unless you have a separate standalone promotion).

If you are looking for the cheapest next day tickets you may find a company such as Discount London (below) cheaper.

All tickets have varying prices depending on when you visit - including during the actual day you intend to visit. Select different timeslots to see different prices.

Peak periods include school holidays and weekends, so the cheapest off-peak tickets will always be midweek outside school holidays.

Whilst you will almost certainly not better this offer for stand-alone tickets, you may well get a better deal with an attraction package bundle or an attraction pass, (see below).

Madame Tussauds London


Madame Tussauds London

Discover a world of famous fun at one of London's top attractions

• Standard tickets • Save money when you book online - seasonal and weekend rates apply • Fast track skip-the-line tickets • Family tickets • Premium tickets • VIP experiences • Attractions passes • Annual passes

Save Money on Madame Tussauds tickets with Discount London

Discount London: Madame Tussauds cheaper tickets for next day purchasing

Want to get the best price on Madame Tussauds London tickets with short notice? If you purchase through Discount London (see banner, below), you can get next day tickets matching the cheaper price that Merlin only offer for their 4-day in advance tickets.

So if you're wanting to go to Madame Tussauds at short notice, Discount London might just offer you the best price.

Do check the prices against the official Madame Tussauds' website however, as whilst prices will likely be cheaper up to three days in advance, if you want to book for 4 days or more in advance it may be cheaper to go through Madame Tussauds.

Combine Madame Tussauds with London Eye, Big Bus tour, Tower Bridge, SEALIFE, Dungeon....

Discount London offer various ticket combinations for top London attractions including London Eye, The London Dungeon, Tower Bridge and Big Bus London - alongside Madame Tussauds.

Booking this way you can save as much as 28% on purchasing tickets separately.

This offer is great for non-Merlin attractions. If wanting to save on Merlin attractions (including Big Bus) the biggest savings can still be found on the attraction's own website, or with a Big City Saver pass (see below).

Discount London - sightseeing and attraction tickets


Discount London - sightseeing and attraction tickets

Book discounted London sightseeing and attraction tickets

• Hop-on hop-off buses • Madame Tussauds • London Eye • London Dungeon • Tower of London • Tower Bridge • The Shard • Westminster Abbey • Historic Royal Palaces and more...

Madame Tussauds & London's attraction passes and promotions

Madame Tussauds included with Railways 2 for 1 promotion

The Railways 2 for 1 Promotion entrance promotion is valid at Madame Tussauds , and you need to pre-book your tickets in advance online.


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5-in-1 Merlin 5 Attraction London Pass


5-in-1 Merlin Attraction London Pass

HUGE SAVINGS: Buy a 2, 3 or 5 attraction pass
for top 5 London attractions

• London Eye • Madame Tussauds London • London Dungeon • Shrek's Adventure! London • SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Adult from £60 for 2 attractions,
Child (age 5-15) from

Adult from £80.00 for 3 attractions,
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Adult from £100 £80.00 for all 5 attractions,
Child (age 5-15) from £90

Madame Tussauds included with Big City Saver Pass and Merlin Annual Pass

Big City Saver pass (2, 3 or 5 attractions) - This pass includes up to five London attractions (owned by Merlin) including London EyeMadame TussaudsThe London DungeonSEA LIFE London Aquarium, and Shrek's Adventure! London. Visit all of these in 90 days for big savings off the normal price.

When looking at this offer against offers from some third parties the Big City Saver consistently offers the greatest discounts.

Merlin Annual Pass - This pass also includes Madame Tussauds but offers attractions spread throughout the UK, including Legoland Windsor.


Big City Saver Merlin Pass


5-in-1 Merlin's Magical London Pass

HUGE SAVINGS: Buy a 2, 3 or 5 attraction pass for top London attractions

Off-peak prices available


• London Eye • Madame Tussauds London • London Dungeon • Shrek's Adventure! London • SEA LIFE London Aquarium •Tower of London • Big Bus Tour

Adult from £50 for 2 attractions Child (age 2-15) from £45

Adult from £70 for 3 attractions Child (age 2-15) from £63

Adult from £100 for all 5 attractions Child (age 2-15) from £90

Madame Tussauds included with The London Pass

The London Pass - The good news is that Madame Tussauds is now available for free entry with London's best selling pass.

With over 90 top London attractions) you visit over the number of days of your choosing. Other top attractions on the London Pass list include London Eye, Chessington World of Adventures, London Zoo, The View from the Shard, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, and the Tower of London. The London Pass offers incredible savings over buying individual attraction tickets.

The London Pass


The Londpon Pass

The more you visit, the more you save

• Access 90+ London attractions including Tower of London, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Zoo, Chessington World of Adventures, London Bridge Experience, Thames River Cruise, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's, Westminster Abbey, The View from Shard, Windsor Castle, Big Bus, and many more...
• 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 day passes available.

Combine Madame Tussauds with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket - Big Bus and Golden Tours

Hop on tours are excellent for your first day in London, quickly getting you up to speed and orientated with the layout of London and your guide pointing out sights and destinations you might have not previously considered visiting.


Save money with Madame Tussauds with Big Bus tickets

Enjoy a Big Bus hop-on bus tour of London plus tickets for Madame Tussauds in one money-saving package.

To find the offer click on the banner below which will take you through to the Madame Tussauds website.

Click on 'Tickets & prices', followed by 'Sightseeing Tours'.



Combine Big Bus hop on hop off bus tour with London attractions

Madame Tussauds tickets with hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus package

• Visit Madame Tussauds plus Big Bus hop on bus ride and river cruise • Save 32% when booked together

Golden Tours hop on bus plus Madame Tussauds and Thames River Cruise

Golden Tours offer a similar hop-on bus service in London. They have put a package in place allowing you to buy Madame Tussauds tickets with a Golden Tours hop-on bus ticket for either 1-day or 24 hours. With this ticket you also get a free Thames River Cruise.

Buses run every 20 minutes and an audio guide in a number of different languages is also included.



Combine Big Bus hop on hop off bus tour with London attractions

Combine Madame Tussauds tickets with Golden Tours hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus package

• Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour & Madame Tussauds entrance tickets • Choice of 24-hr, 48-hr or 1-day tickets • Includes River Boat Cruise


Madame Tussauds is wheelchair accessible. A carer enters free with disabled customers.

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London's theme parks are just outside the city centre and Thorpe Park is one of the very best. With multiple awe-inspiring rides, you are sure to be entertained and it can be a great break for the kids from sightseeing and touring.

All about Thorpe Park: your ticket options and planning your day


Thorpe Park Entry Tickets

Thorpe Park tickets

Thorpe Park in Chertsey, just 20 miles outside central London

• Home to some of the best rollercoasters in the UK, with thrilling attractions, live events and even a themed hotel, it is guaranteed fun for everyone.

• Various ticket types available from day passes and golden tickets right through to annual passes.


London Eye Amazing panoramic flight on the world's highest observation wheel. » Fast track tickets available.
The Shard Tallest building in Western Europe with viewing of London from the top. » Fast track tickets available.
St Paul's Cathedral Cathedral of the Diocese of London, venue for royal weddings. » Pre-book to guarantee entry.
Westminster Abbey Along with St Paul's, England's main religious building.» Pre-book to guarantee entry.
Tower of London Home of the Crown Jewels and a rich thousand year history. » Fast track tickets available.
Madame Tussauds See wax statues of the most famous people in the world. » Fast track tickets available.
London Dungeon The creepiest attraction in town, the London Dungeon. » Fast track tickets available.
Hampton Court Palace Henry VIII Medieval Palace set in vast grounds. » Pre-book to save money.
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