A long wait to get in, and lots of visitors inside make this one of Europe's busiest attractions. Madame Tussaud, she of the French Revolution who, in 1802, brought her collection of waxworks over from Paris and the fascination with wax dummies has continued ever since.
The collection is regularly updated, with new pop stars, politicians and those in the limelight getting the full make over. The highlight is a fantastic ride called 'The Spirit of London' which takes visitors on an animated ride through London's history, the model architecture evolving through the centuries, finishing up with a snapshot of Carnaby Street in the 60's followed by modern London and some paparazzi wax models taking your photo (which you can collect for a fee).
Arrive early. Disabled facilities available, but ring to make arrangements.
Madame Tussaud's and The Auditorium
London NW1 5LR
Nearest Tube: Baker Street (Bakerloo/ Jubilee/ Metropolitan/ Circle/ Hammersmith & City lines)
Leave via Marylebone Road exit and turn left (east) to Madame Tussaud's and the Planetarium.
Wheelchairs: Access possible - due to limited capacity please contact Madame Tussauds directly.
Hearing Impaired: Induction loop facilities.
Opening Times: Open every day (except Christmas Day). 10am weekdays, 9,30am weekends, last admission 5.30pm. Earlier opening during the Summer.
This is a list of events currently on at Madame Tussauds. All events listed in this section can be booked online. Click on an event for further details.