Madame Tussauds may have branches around the globe, but its London wax museum is the birthplace of it all, with a history dating back almost 250 years. The ever-expanding collection of wax figures features everyone from Hollywood movie stars, pop icons, and record-breaking Olympians to politicians, historic figures, and members the British royal family. The museum’s fun, interactive exhibitions are sure to entertain the whole family.
Pre-book your Madame Tussauds London priority entrance ticket to skip the line and head straight inside. If you’re sightseeing in the city, most London hop-on hop-off tours stop at the wax museum, while an iVenture Card or BIG London attraction ticket combines entrance to Madame Tussauds with access to top attractions such as the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and The Shard.
Things to Know Before You Go
Don’t forget your camera, and wear comfortable shoes to walk around the many exhibitions.
For security reasons, only small bags or handbags are allowed in the building.
Madame Tussauds London is wheelchair accessible, but for safety reasons the museum can only accept three wheelchair users at a time. Disabled customers are asked to submit a form and book their visit in advance, if possible.
How to Get There
Madame Tussauds is located on Baker Street in Marylebone, in northwest London. The closest London Underground station is Baker Street, which is a 2-minute walk from the museum. Baker Street station can be accessed by the Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith & City lines.
When to Get There
Madame Tussauds is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. To avoid the crowds, visit outside of peak summer season or opt for an early morning visit on a weekday.
Photo opportunities at Madame Tussauds
There are roughly 300 wax figures to pose with, so you can “meet” pop stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and One Direction; snap a selfie with Kim Kardashian, Olympic legend Usain Bolt, or even Her Majesty the Queen; or learn more about British legends such as William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. Additional highlights include the Star Wars Experience, where you can meet characters such as Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia, and the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Exhibition, featuring fan favorites such as Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man.