Madame Tussauds in London is not only one of city’s most-visited attractions, but the most-famous wax museum in the world.
The iconic brand name ‘Madame Tussauds’ is known across the globe for its lifelike replicas of our favourite celebrities. The history of Madame Tussauds spans back more than 200 years and starts with Marie Grosholtz who was born in France in 1761 and later married François Tussaud. After the French revolution, Marie inherited a wax exhibition which she brought to the British Isles and proudly displayed at the Baker Street Bazaar. However, London’s iconic wax museum was actually founded by her Grandsons in 1884 in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood where it remains to this day.
Following the success of the London wax museum, other Madame Tussauds waxworks have popped up in major cities worldwide including: Berlin, New York, Las Vegas and Tokyo.
What to see in Madame Tussauds in London
Every year Madame Tussauds unveils the newest figures to be added to its collection. Sing alongside Ed Sheeran, strike a pose with Usain Bolt, rub shoulders with Prince Harry and Megan or get a selfie with the Queen of England herself!
Madame Tussauds is also home to some fantastic exhibitions like the popular Star Wars experience, as well as various temporary exhibitions which are usually related to significant events of that year, for example the Olympics or a blockbuster movie release.
Buying tickets for Madame Tussauds in London
We recommend buying tickets online in advance as it’s cheaper than buying them at the ticket office on the day.
When buying Madame Tussauds London tickets online, you’ll sometimes need to select a time slot for your visit (but you get about 15 minutes either side of this to enter). The quietest times are usually first thing in the morning – although in peak times there can also be a queue first thing – or around 3 pm in the afternoon.
Give yourselves around 2 hours for your visit but the time it takes you to see everything really depends on how many celebrities you stop to have your photo with 😉
The ticket prices for Madame Tussauds in London including access to the Star Wars experience are:
- Adults: £32.00
- Children (3 – 15 years): £27.00
- Children under 3 go free
Combo Tickets for Madame Tussauds, London
There’s also a great range of combo tickets available which include a Madame Tussauds ticket, plus entry to other popular London attractions. These are always worthwhile if you were planning on visiting any of these other attractions anyway, as you can save up to 35% compared to buying each one separately.
- Madame Tussauds + London Bus Tour
- Madame Tussauds + Tower Bridge Exhibition + London Eye
- Madame Tussauds + Tower Bridge Exhibition
- Madame Tussauds + Planet Hollywood Meal
- Madame Tussauds + Tower Bridge Exhibition + London Aquarium
Opening Times for Madame Tussauds, London
- Monday to Friday: 9:30 am – 5.30 pm
- Weekends: 9:00 am – 6.00 pm
Opening hours can vary on public holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Please check the official website if you’re planning to visit Madame Tussauds on a special day.
How to get to Madame Tussauds in London
- Address: Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR, United Kingdom.
- Nearest tube station: Baker Street (just a few meters from the museum entrance). Located in London travel zone 1 and served by multiple tube lines: Bakerloo (brown), Metropolitan (purple), Hammersmith and City (pink) and Circle (yellow).
Other Useful Information About Visiting Madame Tussauds in London
If you’re thinking of buying one of the London tourist passes, entrance to London’s famous wax museum is included in some of the passes such as the “London Explorer Pass” or “Merlin’s Magical London“, but it’s not included in the London Pass.
⇒ Find out more in our article London Tourist Passes.