If you fancy spending a day mingling with the stars, want to experience what it’s like to be a super hero or think having your photograph taken with the Royal family is the perfect day out in London, Madame Tussaud’s in London is the place for you.
Madame Tussaud was a French artist who originally made wax models of death masks of executed French aristocrats. She brought her trade to England in the early 1800’s where she spent time travelling and exhibiting her models, before establishing a permanent base in London. Since then, the exhibition has grown in size and stature and now Madame Tussaud’s is one of the city’s biggest attractions.
There are 14 rooms packed full of famous faces from sport, stage and screen all waiting for you to have a photograph snapped with them. But if you think Madame Tussaud’s in London is just about standing next to the life-like wax replicas, think again. The attraction also offers you the chance to get involved and experience some interactive displays. The Marvel Super Heroes 4D experience takes over 3 floors of interactive themed areas and includes a 4D cinema. Here you can experience the 360 degree animated show where you will really feel like you are a part of the film. It includes special effects from water and air and the ground literally trembles beneath you.
If you’re feeling brave then visit SCREAM, an attraction that’s not for the faint-hearted. You and your companions will find yourselves in the middle of a maximum-security prison with some desperate inmates on the loose. Be warned, not all of them are made of wax and they’re prone to jumping out at you from the shadows. This really isn’t suitable for smaller children and as such no-one under the age of 12 is permitted.
If you enjoy a taste of culture, visit The Spirit of London, a perfect ride for all the family and an opportunity to give your feet a well-deserved rest. For this attraction you’ll be whisked away in a traditional black hackney to witness the historical and cultural events that have made London what it is today. Step back in time (or rather drive back) to Tudor England and then later on witness the Great Fire. Towards the end of the tour you will be brought back to your childhood visiting the 1960s – 80s and beyond.
Great days out don’t always have to be full of life, so for something a little less alive, head to Madame Tussaud’s in London for a waxwork treat!
Opening times and last entrance times vary throughout the year. The attraction all takes place inside which is great for days with bad weather. Be warned, the queue sometimes extends out of the door, where protection from the elements is not provided.
This attraction can get very busy, especially during the holiday. Don’t try and arrive on the day you want to visit and buy tickets – you could find yourself queuing in excess of 2 hours. Buy in advance and save yourself a lot of time.
It’s easiest to get to Madame Tussaud’s in London by taxi or tube. Baker Street Tube station
is just a 2 minute walk away. Take a look at the map to help you plan your visit.