Have you ever wanted to take selfies with some of your favorite celebrities but never got the chance to do so? If the answer is yes, Madame Tussauds in London is surely the place for you.
It is a wax museum with replicas of famous icons from across the world. Whether the person you wish to see is real like Barak Obama or fictional like Spider-Man, you are bound to find a wax replica of them here. So if you’re on a London bus tour, Madame Tussauds is a place that should definitely be on your itinerary.
A Brief History of Madame Tussauds
This beautiful wax museum was first opened at Baker Street by Marie Tussaud. In 1835, she decided to put her skills in wax modeling to use and established the museum.
At the time, there were about 400 sculptures in total, and the primary attraction was the Chamber of Horrors, which included the victims of the French Revolution. Today, the museum is owned by Merlin Entertainments.
There are plenty of transportation options to reach the museum from Central London. All public transport options, including the London bus tour, can help you reach the museum in a short duration.
However, we suggest using the underground metro. Apart from being a thrilling experience in itself, the Baker Street metro station is about only two minutes from Madame Tussauds.
Knowing what you can expect when at Madame Tussauds can help you plan your tour in advance. Currently, the museum is divided into eight different sections that, in total, house over 150 figures. Here are some of the most popular sections:
The Royal Tea Party
If visiting London is your escape into the world of the Royal Family, then the Royal Tea Party exhibit is definitely the one for you. It includes several immersive sound effects along with a realistic set that will transport you to a tea party in the presence of The Queen.
What makes this experience even better is the fact that you get to enjoy real English breakfast tea with an entre of scones, sandwiches, and cakes. You can book this experience online before visiting Madame Tussauds.
The Star Wars Experience
The Star Wars Experience is perfect for fans of the prequels as well as the sequels. It has been made with the support of Lucasfilm and Disney and features some of the most iconic characters from the Star Wars universe.
Some of the wax models include Jabba the Hut, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader), and more.
Marvel’s 4-D Movie Experience
The 4-D Marvel Experience at Madame Tussauds is like none other. It lets Marvel fans step into the fantastic worlds of the MCU films with 360-degree cinema.
Here, you can team up with some of your favorite superheroes, including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Deadpool, and Iron Man, to fight some of the most dangerous villains features on-screen.
The Sherlock Holmes Experience
Sherlock Holmes is practically synonymous with Baker Street at this point, and the Sherlock Homes Experience truly lives up to the expectations of fans of the books and the series.
What’s more, is that the experience includes an interactive experience that takes you to the story of the Hound of Baskerville to solve the mystery as the famous detective himself.
The Alien: Escape Experience
If you love horror, the Alien Experience will give you the thrills of coming face to face with the perfect lifeform – the Xenomorph. The experience includes the locations seen in the film Alien: Covenant, with all the blood and gore visually modeled for you to experience.
The Best Time to Visit Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds has peak seasons during July and August, the holiday season, and the first week of April. During this time, the museum will be filled with quite a bit of a crowd, and you may have to wait in lines a lot.
It’s also advisable to go during the weekdays as it is even less crowded. All in all, the best time to visit is on a weekday in September.
As far as the price of the ticket is concerned, it depends heavily on the experiences you choose to include. The fare can be as follows:
|Basic Adult Ticket||34 Pounds|
|Basic Child Ticket||20 Pounds|
|Priority Entrance Ticket||50 Pounds|
|The Stage Door Fast Track Entry Ticket||70 Pounds|
|The Madame Tussauds Fashionably Late Ticket||29 Pounds|
Going on a Madame Tussauds London tour for the first them can be a truly thrilling experience for first-time-goers. The above information should be helpful in planning your trip and ensuring that it will be a memorable one for you and your family.