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Madame Tussauds, London
Fast Facts




Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LR

Child posing with wax model of Shrek

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

Madame Tussauds is a real wax museum and top attraction in London. Founded in 1802 by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud, this waxworks is home to wax models of famous and infamous people. It's the place to take star-studded photographs and get up close and personal with film stars, rock legends, sports idols, historic figures, royalty, and even famous murderers. The chamber of horrors, one of the main attractions in the 1800s, recreates London's gory past of crime and punishment. It's a spine chilling finale and may be inappropriate for younger children.
Getting There
Madame Tussauds is located on Marylebone Road, an extension of the A40, and is situated just a ½ block from the Baker Street tube station. The Baker Street stop is on the Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City underground lines. Buses 13, 18, 27,30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 24 and 453 all stop near the wax museum. Marylebone train station is a 10-minute walk from Madame Tussauds.
Hours & Times
Madame Tussauds is open daily year round, closed December 25. Hours are seasonal. The last entrance is 90 minutes before the close. The wax museum closes early on December 25 and opens late on December 26.
Admission & Fees
Entrance to the wax museum isn't cheap. Having said that, there are few ways to save pennies. Family tickets offer a discount to groups of four - 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 kids. Divide your group accordingly. A discounted rate is available for children aged 4 - 15. Children 3 and under are free of charge. Book online, at least one day in advance, and save 10%. Combo tickets offer additional savings.
Things to Keep in Mind
Madame Tussauds may not be high on your list of must sees in London but it may well top your children's. Check with them before rebuffing this wax palace.
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