London Travel

Madame Tussauds

As anybody can imagine, Madame Tussauds was on my list of places to visit in London. Because the price is quite high and my list is very long too, I kept postponing, until our latest trip to London. Now, after visiting the museum, I would say is worth the entry fee and also what we’ve paid on top of that, in the museum. They do have some offers and a lower price if you book online on their website. At the end of this post I’m giving a few tips regarding visiting the museum, if, like me, you didn’t book online.

Madame Tussauds. Entrance

The entrance to the museum is lovely and with all the people there, it’s very exciting. Madame Tussauds is made like a trail of rooms with different themes, like actors, the Royals, and politicians. I think the wax models are amazingly done, they do look life-like.

Audrey Hepburn at Madame Tussauds

Bruce Willis at Madame Tussauds

Sports rooms at Madame Tussauds

It was very busy, as you can imagine.

Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots at Madame Tussauds

Before getting to the historical figures, I was impressed, but not as excited… and then it happened, Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, near Shakespeare. That was the moment when I was really excited. On the other side is Henry VIII, how amazing is that.

 The Royal Family at Madame Tussauds

After the old Royals, we’ve seen the modern Royals. It was a queue for people to take their picture with the Queen. It’s something that most tourists loved doing, from what I’ve seen.

Prince Charles and Camilla at Madame Tussauds

Newton and Einstein at Madame Tussauds

My husband and I loved the figures of Newton and Einstein. Of course, when we saw them, I said “Newton” and my husband said, at the same time, “Einstein”, something we’ve joked about on our tour.

Theresa May at Madame Tussauds

I had no idea Theresa May has her wax figure. Now that I’m thinking, it must be that all Prime Ministers have their wax figures at Madame Tussauds while they are in office.

Freddie Mercury at Madame Tussauds

Freddie Mercury was one of my favourite figures. I’ve had a closer look and the amount of details is astonishing.

Tea rooms at Madame Tussauds

We’ve had tea and cakes at the Tea rooms. There is a table all set up with a figure of the Queen, where people take their pictures. The cakes are lovely, the service is delightful, and, of course, the Tea rooms look like the garden at Buckingham Palace, giving the impression of a Garden Party. On the walls, there are a few TV screens where Corgis run around and give a little bark from time to time. It was fun watching them as well.

Tea with the Queen at Madame Tussauds

We’ve continued with our tour. We got tickets to a special tour with actors, that is £5 per person. I think it is worth it, as the actors are so funny and the tour is interesting and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend doing that too.

There is also a cab trip through London, with displays from the history of London, like the Great Fire from 1666 and the rebuilding the St. Paul’s and the guards at Buckingham.

The Hulk at Madame Tussauds

Princess Leia and Jabba at Madame Tussauds

At the end there is a 4D show that was amazing.

How wax models are made at Madame Tussauds

Of course, there is a description of how the wax models are made and a short history of Madame Tussauds. It is really interesting to see how everything is built. Having a small insight makes the whole museum even more interesting.

Tips for visiting Madame Tussauds London

Now is time for the tips. As you can see in this picture, the queue was huge. Our mistake was to arrive too early at the museum when we didn’t have tickets bought online. My suggestion is to get tickets online or don’t go there around 10am. When we left the museum, at around 12pm, there was nobody waiting outside in the queue. So, save your time by arriving around lunch time. There are plenty of things to visit near Madame Tussauds, like The Wallace Collection.

5 Comment

  1. I’ve never been to Madame Tussauds museum, not sure why, but whenever we’re in London, we tend to visit other places. I’d love to see it myself one day, I’d be more interested in the historical figures than modern day celebs or politicians.
    Good tips on what’s the best timing to get there!

  2. I do have a real soft spot for Wax museums! I’ve never been to the London Madam Tussauds, but think it’d be really fun!

  3. I went there twice and both time, they have changed the whole layout and make it more and more interesting. It was so busy thou! Loving it!

  4. I love Madame Tussauds! My first experience was the one located in Amsterdam, in the late 70s. I visited the London museum in 2003 and have been to the one in Las Vegas a couple of times. Always a great treat!!

    Obviously they keep them quite up to date with new, relevant figures.

  5. I used to walk past it every day for 2.5 years when I worked at the Royal Academy of Music and yet I haven;’t been since I was a teenager! It looks fun. That one of Teresa May is astonshingly lifelike!

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