Things to do
- Top 10
- Thames river cruise
- Museums & Monuments
- City tours
- Trips from London
(from April to September)
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(from October to March)
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please note: Last entry is 60 minutes before the closing time.
The waxworks at Madame Tussauds are a legendary London attraction. Whether you want to experience a historical adventure through the ages or a live 4D show featuring Marvel superheroes, Madame Tussauds is full of surprises.
The waxworks of Madame Tussauds are a modern legend. Whether it's history you're looking for or a 4D experience with the stars of Marvel comics, this is a day out in London that has a surprise around every corner.
Today's Madame Tussauds, the first of a worldwide series of waxworks museums, was founded by Madame Tussaud herself in premises just around the corner from the present extensive collection on Marylebone Road. She was a French pioneer of wax models, creating her first in 1777. In an age long before photography, Madame Tussaud's work was controversial with those who didn't want to see political and historical figures celebrated in such a lifelike fashion. Her travelling exhibition eventually found a permanent home in London and was an instant hit when it opened in 1835, with some 400 waxworks.
Some of those originals remain along with today's sports and pop stars, contemporary politicians, fictional characters and many, many more. Every part of every waxwork is created today with the same painstaking care Madame Tussaud lavished on her own creations. Whether you're looking for a selfie with a president or a prince, this is the place for you. We'd advise booking your tickets well in advance to allow you to avoid the daily queues outside this hugely - and justifiably - popular attraction.