When visiting the United Kingdom, a visit to the world famous city of London is absolutely a must! The capital of Great Britain has a lot to offer and one of the major tourist attractions is Madame Tussauds London.
Madame Tussauds London
Would you like to see famous sports stars like David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton and Cristiano Ronaldo during your trip to London? Do you want to come close to the British royal family? Or are you more interested in pop stars, world leaders and Hollywood stars like Lady Gaga, Tony Blair or Angelina Jolie? Then you should not leave this British city without a visit to Madame Tussauds, the famous museum with wax figures.
Madame Tussauds London started in 1835 and the attraction moved to its present location in Marylebone Road in 1884.
The nearest underground station is Baker Street. The museum is a two minute walk away from the station. Baker Street underground station is on the Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City underground lines.
The nearest rail station is Marylebone Station. After leaving the station, Madame Tussauds London is within 10 minutes walking distance.
All the London sightseeing buses pick up and drop off at Madame Tussauds.
There are various bus services to go to Madame Tussauds. Bus services 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274 and 453 all travel to the famous wax museum.
Marylebone Road is an extension of the A40, which is one of the major routes in and out of London. When going by car, please be aware of the London Congestion Charge, which runs from Monday to Friday!
There is a nearby car park located at Marylebone Road.
Opening Times and Admission Fee
Madame Tussauds London is during peak season open daily from 09:00 hrs until 19:30 hrs. The last admission is at 18:00 hrs. During the summer peak the museum closes its doors at 20:30 hrs.
The admission fee for adults is 28 GBP, while tickets for children are 24 GBP. Families can enter the museum with wax figures for 99 GBP.
If you combine your trip to Madame Tussauds with other famous attractions in London, like for instance the London Eye or Sea Life London Aquarium, then you can make a nice saving by buying combi tickets.
Besides the tickets mentioned above, Madame Tussauds also offers Priority Access-, Flexi- and Group-tickets.
If you book online, at least the day before you visit, you will get a 10% discount. It is also possible to book by phone. When booking by phone, you can book into any half hour time slot throughout the day. You cannot get a discount when booking by phone.
For persons or organizations who are looking for a special event, Madame Tussauds offers exclusive after hours VIP tours.
Other Madame Tussauds
Besides the Madame Tussauds in London, there are also branches in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Berlin (Germany), Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China), New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Washington D.C. (United States). A new branch in Blackpool (United Kingdom) will be opened in 2011.