What to see at the London Wax Museum: timetables, prices and tips

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Among the unmissable attractions of London there is certainly the Wax Museum, also known as Madame Tussaud, an iconic, special and fun museum in which to marvel and unleash your imagination in terms of souvenir photos.

Certainly you have already heard of it and it will have intrigued you, but what awaits you inside? Find out with us! Here is all the information you need to visit the London Wax Museum: what to see, tips, prices and how to get there.


  1. What to see and how to visit Madame Tussaud London
  2. Characters from the London Wax Museum
  3. Hours and prices
  4. Online tickets and guided tours
  5. User questions and comments

What to see and how to visit Madame Tussaud London

It is a purely recreational place which leaves room for the organization of the visit autonomously and allows you to freely photograph the waxes, each with a descriptive plate.

Entering you arrive in a large room that houses the most famous movie stars and from there you continue along a path that crosses various thematic areas such as music, fashion, sports, politics, royalty, historical and even fictional characters such as Marvel and Star Wars. The path, between one VIP and another, includes various areas, Including:

  • the terrifying "Alien Escape" zone;
  • the interesting "Sherlock Holm Experience" which, however, has a supplement of £ 5,00 (€ 5,83);
  • the museum bar with a tea room with the queen;
  • the "Behind the Scene" area which illustrates the processing of wax statues;
  • the 3D cinema that offers short themed shows, always different;
  • the "Spirit of London", a train made up of typical black London taxis on which to enjoy a journey through the history of London among the various events that have marked the city. In this area the waxes are in motion!

An interesting feature of Madame Tussaud is its continuous evolution, in fact some characters are replaced according to various events (example: the release of new films or music albums of particular importance), while others, the inevitable ones, are maintained over time. .

Characters from the London Wax Museum

The wax museum is home to so many characters that it would be impossible to list them all!
As already mentioned, we go through various themes, from the royal family to fictional characters, here are some celebrities you will meet at the London Wax Museum:

  • Madame Tussaud: the creator of the first collection from which the museum takes its name
  • The Royals: from the very first queen of England to the current royal family
  • Music: the Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Elvis Presley, Freddy Mercury, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Britney Spears, Bob Marley, One Direction, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Adele
  • Cinema: ET the Extraterrestrial, Leonardo di Caprio, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Depp, Audrey Hepburn, Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson, Kim Kardashian, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Victoria Beckham
  • sports: Mohamed Ali, Ronaldo, David Beckham
  • Historical characters: Shakespeare, Albert Einstein, Van Gogh, Picasso
  • Politicians: Trump, Obama, Mandela, Johnson, Dalai Lama
  • The Marvel movies: Spiderman, Hulk, Captain America, Ironman, Wolverine
  • Star Wars: Chewbacca, Ian Solo, Master Yoda, Dart Vader, Obi Wan Kenobi, Palpatine, Qui-Gon Jinn, Darth Maul
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Hours and prices

If you have chosen to visit Madame Tussauds London you need to know in advance some things to consider among which: the cost average high of the ticket; the code at the entrance and at the cash desk; the lot affluence inside of.

Fortunately, the museum opens at 10:00 am (9:00 am on weekends), covering a wide enough time slot to allow visitors to reach the entrance well in advance and enjoy the visit calmly. There are reductions and free admissions based on age and discounts for groups and families.
Here is detailed information on timetables and prices:

  • Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 / Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00
  • Best time to avoid queues: although it is always very busy, the time that registers a little less visitors is between 10:00 and 11:00
  • the price varies according to the period, starting from £ 25,00 / € 29,17 online and £ 35,00 / € 40,84 at the museum cash desk, with additional possibilities such as entry for the whole family, priority and the combination with other attractions
  • Reductions: £ 5,00 / € 5,83 less than the cost for children between 3 and 15 years old
  • Free: Children under 3 and London Pass holders do not pay entry

Online tickets and guided tours

Useful tips for visiting the attraction

  1. Get up early: the ideal would be to reach the entrance by 9:30
  2. Buy the city card: if you are interested in visiting other museums or attractions in the city, you can buy the London Pass card includes admission to Madame Tussauds, many other entrances and all transport so as to save on tickets
  3. Priority ticket: buy the ticket with priority entrance to avoid the endless queues
  4. Online ticket: by purchasing the ticket online, you queue directly for entry rather than having to go to the cashier first - book online
  5. Minimum time: we advise you to consider a minimum of 2 hours for the visit. The ideal would be to be able to dedicate 2 and a half

Where is it and how to get there

  • On foot: the museum is located in London's Zone 1, but still far from other central attractions. If you are already nearby you can also reach it on foot by continuing on Marylebone Road - Get directions
  • By bus: the bus is only suitable for short journeys and the reference stop is Baker Street Station Stop, right in front of the museum entrance, reachable by lines 18, 27, 205 and 453
  • By metro: the nearest station is Baker Street Station, a 2-minute walk away, from which the Bakerloo, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Circle subway lines pass, allowing you to get there from anywhere in the city

Historical notes and curiosities: what to know in brief

Why does the wax museum bear the name Madame Tussaud? This lady, born as Marie Grosholtz and became Tussaud following her marriage to François Tussaud, was a woman who worked and modeled wax.

She began to create real works of art that she carried with her during her travels to spread this technique until, once married, she settled in London in the same building where the museum is today, where her collection after his death giving life, in 1958, to the very first wax museum inaugurated by the Duke of Edinburgh.

In the following years it was decided to continue to create waxes always in step with the times and with society by reconstructing famous faces of all kinds. Since that time Madame Tussaud has become a chain owned by Merlin Enrtainments (the same company that owns Gardaland and Legoland) and today has many offices besides London: Amsterdam, Berlin, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, New York, Shanghai, Washington, Vienna, Sydney, Blackpool, Orlando and Hollywood. Each venue houses an inevitable Madame Tussaud wax inside with attached plate explaining its history!

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