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Insider’s Guide to Madame Tussauds London

1. Madame Tussauds; Timed Tickets

Our Madame Tussauds Cheap Ticket Guide suggests that during busy times, it’s worth booking online not only to pick up cheaper tickets but also to take advantage of timed tickets.  Whilst timed entry sessions will not completely avoid the queues, (Madame Tussauds suggest you should anticipate up to a 40 minute wait during peak times), it will substantially reduce your waiting time. In my book, if you plan to visit during peak times, it make sense to book online.

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2. Madame Tussauds; Timing

Timing is everything if you are looking to beat the queues during particularly during busy times at Madame Tussauds. Whilst people tend to flock to Madame Tussauds early in the day to bypass the queues, it might be worth bucking the trend & opting for a later afternoon visit. Closing times vary at Madame Tussauds so worth checking out the times on the day of your visit and plan accordingly.  There are 7+ entrances into Madame Tussauds so ensure you are queuing for access at the the correct door by checking signage above each entrance.

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The voice at madame tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London; The Voice

 

3. Madame Tussauds; Priority Entrance

On busy days, the easiest way to get ahead of the queues is to invest in a Priority Entrance Ticket that allows you to bypass all entrance wait times.  For those looking to pack more into their day in London, this fastrack tickets offers you a quick method into Madame Tussauds but at a premium price.

More information available at Madame Tussauds – Priority Entrance.

4. Madame Tussauds; Off Peak

If you have any flexibility on when you visit, then an off peak visit will definitely reduce your wait times.  If you can visit outside the summer peak months & during the UK school term times, you’ll be better suited for a quieter visit.

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the queen at madame tussauds London

Join the Royal Family at Madame Tussauds London

 

5. Madame Tussauds; One Way Tour

Unfortunately there is only one way around Madame Tussauds London; you start by taking the lift to the top floor & then follow the path around the attraction.  This isn’t a setting that you can wander around freely, so ensure you have seen all that wish to in each area before moving on as there is no going back.

6. Madame Tussauds; Photographs

With the exception of those exhibits that have an in-house photographer in place, there is no particular queuing system in place to pose with your favourite waxwork model.  Whilst this system means there are plenty of models to choose from, it can get a little heated at times, particularly during busy periods.  Best to keep smiling & be patient!

7. Madame Tussauds; Taking Photographs

Here’s your chance at Madame Tussauds London to get up close & personal with the stars. You are free to take your own pics with ALL the models on display. Whilst you’ll see in-house photographers camping out at some of the most popular attractions, you are free to snap away your own photographs too.  More information available at Top Tips for Photos at Madame Tussauds.

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Make your own wax hands at Madame Tussuads London

 

Madame Tussauds; Practical Information

i. Cheap Tickets; plenty of cheap ticket options including online promotions, 2 for 1 vouchers & combo ticket choices.  More details available at Madame Tussauds Deals.

ii. Lockers; unfortunately there are no lockers to be found at Madame Tussauds London.

iii. Picnics; food & drink is not allowed within Madame Tussauds.  There is an M&S food located within Baker Street tube station should you wish to picnic as you stand in line.

iv. Refreshments; there are vending machines & refreshment kiosks dotted around the setting.

v. Passholder Discounts; the 20% passholders discount is available only on gift items and not photographic souvenirs.

vi. If you are looking for an unusual souvenir, why not create your own Madame Tuusauds Wax Hands that can offer an ideal centre piece for the dresser!  There are plenty of options available for this additional cost activity including a double combination wax hand for loved up couples.

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The Beatles at Madame Tussauds London

 

 

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  1. Excellent tips, thank you!

  2. Angela de la Motte says:

    How long does it take to get round all of Madame Tussaud ‘s?

    • Hi Angela, to some it extent it does depend upon how busy it is at Madame Tussauds & what you would like to achieve during your visit. I would suggest Madame Tussauds London is a half day experience – on a quiet day you could be round in a couple of hours but on a busier day where you want to take plenty of photos then this could take significantly longer.

  3. Petra Vennemann says:

    hello, I`m going to visit london at the end of july. My daughters like to visit madame tussauds….can anybody tell me if there ar two for one tickets at advertising like kellogs or anything?
    Thanks from germany

    • Hi Petra there is an adults go free voucher, (that works in the same way as a 2 for 1 voucher), on promotional packets of Kellogg’s breakfast bars & cereals. Each voucher offers 1 adult free entry when accompanied by a full paying adult or child that pays the on-the-gate ticket price, (just cannot combine these with online ticket discounts). More details available at 2 for 1 vouchers for Merlin Attractions. Have a good trip over to London:)

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