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Madame Tussauds London

What To Expect, Ticketing Explained And Getting A Good Entrance Deal


Madame Tussaud's London

Madame Tussauds

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 - Baker Street

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. No red ropes anymore!

Filled with exciting, interactive zones, a ride and the Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures.

Madame Tussauds - Logistical Overview

Opening Times: - Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended opening hours at peak times.

Nearest Underground Station: - Baker Street 100 yards

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

Getting The Best Ticketing Deal - (Important But Complex)

Madame Tussaud's London Tickets

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 web site)

By purchasing your tickets in advance direct from the Madame Tussauds web site as well as getting up to a 30% discount on your ticket price (against walk-up entry) you also enjoy potentially less queueing.

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 on-line this way are variable.

In crude terms the cheapest tickets are normally for the last 90 minutes of entrance slots of the day, the most expensive tickets for morning entrances.


(3) Advance Purchase Priority Tickets (Purchased From Madame Tussauds web site)

For a stiff premium, that can be double the price of the standard ticket you can also prepurchase 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 web site)

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) Combination Tickets Combining Madame Tussauds With 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.

Very flexible combination tickets are available where you can combine just two attractions or all five if you wish into one money saving pass.

There is also flexibility at Madame Tussauds to choose which priority entrance ticket you require.


The 5 London attractions are: Madame Tussauds, London Eye, London Dungeon, DreamWorks Tours Shrek's Adventure! and Sea Life Aquarium


(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 is direct on-line from the official Madame Tussauds web site linked below.

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 Tussaud's London Fast Track Tickets

Save Money! - Combine Madame Tussauds With Up To 5 Other Major London Attractions

Combine your own mix of attractions into a money saving package:


Merlin Combination Tickets
London Attractions 4 in 1 Pass

Combine Madame Tussauds With A Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

The Original London Tour as its name implies is the original hop-on hop-off London sightseeing bus service.

The hop-on, hop off sightseeing buses are an excellent 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.

But most visitors to London will have their own "must see" list of attractions.


So why not save some money and purchase your hop-on, hop off sightseeing bus tickets and your "must see" attractions as a package. You don't have to use the attraction tickets on the day you use the sightseeing bus either.

Madame Tussauds , The London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace, Tower of London and Ripleys are all available.


Original London Tour & Attraction Packages

Madame Tussauds & London's Attraction Passes

Railways 2 for 1 Promotion - The railways 2 for 1 entrance promotion is valid at Madame Tussauds with the printed voucher and a qualifying railway ticket. However, the promotion is only for the walk-up tickets with the longest wait times.

The London Pass - Madame Tussauds is not supported by London's most popular attraction pass.


London Pass
Popular London Attraction Fast Track Tickets

Skip The Lines Tickets At ...

London Eye - Amazing panoramic flight on the world's highest observation wheel

The Shard - Tallest building in Western Europe with viewing of London from the top.

St Paul's Cathedral - Cathedral of the Diocese of London famous dome & venue for royal weddings

Westminster Abbey - Along with St Paul's England's main religious building

Tower of London - Booking your ticket ahead of time you'll jump the queue at no extra cost.

Madame Tussauds - See wax statues of the most famous people in the world

London Dungeon - the creepiest attraction in town, the London Dungeon.

Hampton Court Palace - Henry VIII Medieval Palace set in vast grounds

The London Zoo - World class zoo in the centre of London


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