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This post contains everything you need to plan your visit to Madame Tussauds London, including tickets and how to find discounts, when to go, and what to expect.

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MADAME TUSSAUDS TICKET PRICES

Here are the online prices for Madame Tussauds tickets.

You may purchase tickets in person, but same-day entry is not guaranteed and tickets may be approximately £10 more expensive.

These prices are up-to-date as of August 2022.


Standard Ticket

  • Adult (16+): £37.00
  • Child (3-15): £33.50
  • Guaranteed entry during your time slot.
  • Includes all the main wax galleries and interactive exhibits.
  • Click here to purchase.

Standard Ticket + Marvel Universe 4D

  • Adult (16+): £42.00
  • Child (3-15): £38.50
  • Guaranteed entry during your time slot.
  • Includes all the main wax galleries and interactive exhibits.
  • Entry to the Marvel Universe 4D Experience.
  • Click here to purchase.

Fast-Track Standard Ticket

  • Adult or Child (16+): £47.00
  • Child (3-15): £43.50
  • Standard ticket entry while getting to skip the standard ticket line.
  • Click here to purchase.

Fast-Track Ticket + Marvel Universe 4D

  • Adult (16+): £52.00
  • Child (3-15): £48.50
  • Includes fast track entry.
  • Entry to the Marvel Universe 4D Experience
  • Click here to purchase.

14 DISCOUNTS ON MADAME TUSSAUDS TICKETS

Madame Tussauds offers quite a few discounts and combo tickets, so there are multiple ways to save money on your visit.


1. Tourist Attraction Discount Passes that Include Madame Tussauds

Free entry to Madame Tussauds has been included on 3 tourist attraction discount passes in the past.

Tourist attraction discount passes work by allowing you to purchase one ticket upfront that has bundled multiple attractions together for an overall discount, saving you up to 55% off.

These passes can also save you time by allowing you to skip the line at select London attractions and tours.

NOTE: As of August 2022, none of the major passes include Madame Tussauds. That said, this has always been one of the common attractions offered with these services, so there's a very good chance it will be added to at least one tourist pass in the near future.


2. Bundled and Combination Tickets

Madame Tussauds offers combo tickets for the wax museum plus additional, popular attractions. The more attractions in the bundle, the better the discount.

You can save between £3 and £8 per bundle on the online prices, and more on the in-person prices. 

Madame Tussauds + London Eye + SEA LIFE

  • Prices: £60/Adults | £54/Children
  • Includes Standard Ticket to Madame Tussauds.
  • Includes admission to the London Eye.
  • Includes admission to SEA LIFE.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Royal London Sightseeing Tour + Madame Tussauds + London Eye

  • Prices: £81/Adults | £69/Children
  • Includes Standard Ticket to Madame Tussauds.
  • Includes admission to a Royal London Sightseeing Tour.
  • Includes admission to the London Eye.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.
  • Not currently available.

London's 5 Top Attractions Combo Pass

  • Prices: £90/Adults | £81/Children
  • Includes Standard Ticket to Madame Tussauds.
  • Includes admission to the London Dungeon.
  • Includes admission to Shrek's Adventure.
  • Includes admission to the London Eye.
  • Includes admission to SEA LIFE.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

3. London 2 For 1 Deal

Madame Tussauds is included with the London 2 For 1 Deal. This means that if you travel by train to get here, you can get two tickets for the price of one.

Please read our post about the 2 For 1 Promotion for more details.


4. Child Discount

Tickets for children between the ages of 3-15 are usually at least £3 off.

That said, if you're coming with more than 1 child, then consider the family discount instead.


5. Family Discount

When purchasing tickets for at least two children and 2 adults (max of 5 people), you are eligible for a special discounted rate of £31 for both adults and children, which represents a savings of between £2.50 - £6 per person.


6. Group Discount

Parties of 10 or more are eligible for a discount when you book in advance.

Depending on how many tickets you purchase, you may save up to 30% on standard ticket prices.


7. Book in Advance Online

When you book your tickets ahead of time on the Madame Tussauds website, you can save 10% off the normal ticket price.


8. Discount Sites

Services such as Groupon often provide deals on tickets for Madame Tussauds, allowing you to save 20% or more on admission.


9. School Discount

If you're acting as a chaperone for a field trip or other school event, you might be eligible for either a free ticket or a discounted rate.

It's also worth noting that tickets for students on field trips are 40% off or more!


10. Disabled Caregiver Discount

If you are the caregiver of a disabled visitor, you are eligible for free admission to Madame Tussauds.

Documentation of the disability is required and tickets must be purchased in advance.


11. Senior Discount

Sadly, there currently is no discount for seniors at Madame Tussauds in London. This may change in the future, but it is not currently an option.


12. Military Discount

Madame Tussauds of London does not currently offer any military discounts, but this may change in the future.


13. Student Discount

University students are not currently eligible for any special discounts at Madame Tussauds of London, but they might provide this type of discount in the future.


14. Free Days

There are currently no free tickets to Madame Tussauds, and they do not offer any free days.

That being said, there are ways you could essentially get free tickets with one of the other discounts.

For instance, if you use a tourist pass for enough high-value attractions, you can easily reach the point where the pass has paid for itself and any additional activities would essentially be free.

The 2 For 1 deal is also essentially offering a free ticket, as you're receiving 2 tickets for the price of one!


PLAN YOUR VISIT

This section includes hours, directions, and other ways to plan a fun and enjoyable visit to Madame Tussauds.


Getting Here

Madame Tussauds London is situated in Marylebone Road next to the junction with Baker Street at Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR, UK.

Regardless of how you get here, we recommend using this Google Maps link to get directions from your location.

How to Get to Madame Tussauds London

By Underground

  • Baker Street Station

If you are new to the London subway system, then take a read of our guide on navigating the London Underground.

By Railway

  • Marylebone Station

By Bus

  • The Baker Street stop on routes 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 295, 274, 453

Hop-On-Hop-Off Buses

Multiple hop-on-hop-off tour buses have routes with stops close to Madame Tussauds. 

  • Baker Street
  • Regent’s Park

When to Visit

Madame Tussauds London is open every day of the year, though their opening hours change by the season.

Check their calendar for the day you plan to visit.  

Hours

Their hours change monthly, but only by a slight variation.

Check their calendar to be sure about hours, in general, however, these are their hours:

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 or 10:00 am - 16:00 or 17:00 (4:00 or 5:00 pm)
  • Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 17:00 or 18:00 (5:00 or 6:00 pm)

When is the best time to go?

Madame Tussaud's is one of the rare London attractions that is better to visit in the afternoon.

Queues are largest at the beginning of the day as many coach groups and tourists start their day here before heading into Central London.

If you can plan to arrive around 15:00 you'll find the queues shorter and your ability to get photographs of the waxworks without other people in your way significantly better!


How much time will I spend here?

Depending on how many photos you want to take, you should expect to spend two or more hours getting through the exhibits.

The Sherlock Holmes Experience, Marvel Super Hero 4D Cinema, and the Star Wars Experience will add more time.


Can I take photos or videos?

Yes, you can take all the pictures and videos you like of all regular exhibits - the exception is for the special exhibits and add-on experiences.

The Royal Family in Madame Tussauds London
This photo of Madame Tussauds London is courtesy of TripAdvisor

TIP: If you are using a selfie stick, keep the camera at the wax figure’s eye level, which will make it look more realistic.


Eating

Madame Tussauds has various pit stops throughout the attraction that sell soft drinks, beer, wine, and other snacks such as popcorn.

However, these tend to be expensive so we recommend eating before or after your visit.

Halfway through the exhibit, there is a Royal Garden Party, which you will be able to enjoy if you purchased the Royal Tea add-on.


Can I take large bags or luggage into Madame Tussauds?

No. For security and space reasons, Madame Tussauds will not allow large bags inside or to be left with the staff. Smaller bags will also be searched upon entry.

TIP: You can temporarily store your luggage at various points around the city.

Check out our post on where to store bags in London.


Will children enjoy this attraction?

Most kids love the interactive exhibits, especially with their favorite sports stars, singers, and superheroes.

Spider-Man in Madame Tussauds London
This photo of Madame Tussauds London is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Toddlers may be overwhelmed or scared.


Things to Do Nearby

There are several great tours and neighbourhoods to see close to Madame Tussauds.

Since it is on Baker Street and close to the museum, there are Sherlock Holmes tours just up the street!

Hop-On-Hop-Off buses also have stops at Baker Street and Regent’s Park.

The Soho neighbourhood is within walking distance and offers some great food tours and music venues to check out as well.


WHAT TO EXPECT

You can expect to have fun!

Each of the wax figures is posed or displayed in an exhibit that makes the situation look even more lifelike.

However, if you aren’t into celebrities, this might not be the attraction for you.


How are the reviews?

Madame Tussauds London has a solid 4-star out of 5 ratings on Tripadvisor.

Most visitors say it is fun for the whole family and enjoy the experience rides inside the attraction. 

Guests really enjoyed the freedom to take all the pictures they wanted, as long as they weren’t in a high-traffic time of the day.

However, they said that the staff did their best to keep the flow of people moving smoothly and in a way that allowed everyone to take an un-crowded shot with their favorite celebrity.

Some negative reviews thought the experience was too expensive for what it was.

But overall, Madame Tussauds London is worth it for those visitors who love stars, celebrities, and royalty as well as the chance to take pictures with them!


MADAME TUSSAUDS LONDON EXHIBITS

This location is the original Madame Tussauds, started by Anna Maria "Marie" Grosholtz who was born in 1761.

She became so successful making wax sculptures that the royal family began asking her to make likenesses of them, as well as other popular political figures of the day.

Now, there are dozens and dozens of wax figures for visitors to enjoy!

Here are just a few of the exhibits you’ll be able to see:


Party

Join the A-list celebrities at the biggest party of the year. You’ll find Colin Firth, Kate Winslet, Benedict Cumberbatch, and the Kardashians.  


The Glow Room

This new experience is based on the award-winning pop princess Dua Lipa.

You can pose for the cameras and create a 3D GIF of yourself onstage!


Bollywood

Dance the day or night away with the biggest Bollywood stars right in London.

You’ll see Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, and Amitabh Bachchan.


The Sherlock Holmes Experience

This add-on experience takes you on a mysterious journey to find the missing Sherlock Holmes.

You’ll be led through 221B Baker Street, the Dartmoor territory of the demon hound, and the streets of London.

NOTE: This attraction was permanently closed in 2020, and is no longer available.


Royalty

It wouldn’t be a visit to London without seeing the Royals! You’ll find Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Charles and Camilla.

The newest addition is Meghan Markle, next to Prince Harry!


Spirit of London

This black cab ride will take you through London’s history. You’ll see some of the main events that shaped the city into what it is today.

According to reviews, this is one of the highlights of the experience.  


Marvel Super Heroes

This 4D film experience lets you sit back with 3D glasses in a 360-degree theatre.

You’ll join the Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Iron Man in a high-stakes battle.


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An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries.
Updated: August 15th, 2022
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