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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' including Music, Awards Party, Marvel Hall of Heroes, Star Wars and more.

In addition, in time for the King's coronation in 2023 at Madame Tussauds you can Step into the Royal Palace.

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The Royal Palace at Madame Tussauds London

You're cordially invited to be part of history!

The Royal Experience at Madame Tussauds London

Step into the Royal Palace

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

At Madame Tussauds this summer you are invited to walk through the gates of the palace and snap a selfie with The Prince and Princess of Wales.

You are also invited to have a spot of afternoon tea or wave at the cheering crowds on the Royal Balcony, 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.

Madame Tussauds London

BOOK MADAME TUSSAUDS LONDON TICKETS

Madame Tussauds London

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

• Standard tickets • 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.

Location

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 30% discount on your ticket price (against walk-up entry) you also enjoy potentially less queuing.

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' 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 is direct on-line from the official Madame Tussauds website 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 Tussauds London

BOOK MADAME TUSSAUDS LONDON TICKETS

Madame Tussauds London

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

• Standard tickets • Fast track skip-the-line tickets • Family tickets • Premium tickets • VIP experiences • Attractions passes • Annual passes

Save Money! - 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

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.

 

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 TussaudsLondon 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.

 

London attraction passes which don't include Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is not supported by London's most popular attraction pass, The London Pass. However - there are plenty of top attractions on the London Pass list - including the London ZooWestminster AbbeySt, Paul'sView from the Shard and the Tower of London.

 

Big City Saver Merlin Pass

BIG CITY SAVER LONDON ATTRACTION PASS 2, 3 OR ALL 5 ATTRACTIONS

5-in-1 Merlin's Magical London Pass

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

including:

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

Adult from £50 for 2 attractions Child (age 3-15) from £45

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.

Madame Tussauds with Big Bus

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

The biggest discount we have found for Madame Tussauds + Big Bus is using Madame Tussauds' own website (32% off). You might come across other discounted packages through other third party providers but they tend to be lower, around 15% discount.

Madame Tussauds offer the Big City Saver packages to buy through their own website, and one of these options is to buy a Big Bus tour combined with Madame Tussauds tickets. (Madame Tussauds is part of the Merlin group who also co-own Big Bus.)

You can save up to 32% compared with buying tickets separately.

You can of course, also choose from other Merlin attractions, buy buying through the Madame Tussauds website, effectively the same deal as the Big City Saver. Choose from: London EyeLondon DungeonLondon Aquarium and/or Shrek's Adventure. The more attractions you book - the more you save!

To find the offer click on the banner below which will take you through to Madame Tussauds' website. Here, click on the 'multi attractions' tab, then scroll down and you will see a lot of offers. If you only want Big Bus tickets with Madame Tussauds click on 'Madame Tussauds + one more attraction'. From here a pop up will open allowing you to book Madame Tussauds tickets + Big Bus.

Book Madame Tussauds with Big Bus

 

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.

Book Madame Tussauds with Golden Tours hop on bus

London

MADAME TUSSAUDS WITH HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TOUR

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

London

MADAME TUSSAUDS WITH HOP-ON HOP-OFF BUS TOUR

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

Accessibility

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

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