At the London Wax Museum you can see hundreds of wax figures of the most important characters in film, television, music and international culture both now and when we were little.
From all the members of the British Royal Family to the most interesting Star Wars characters, Marvel heroes , Hollywood ‘s most famous actors and actresses and athletes such as Rafa Nadal, David Beckham, Usain Bolt and many more.
What will you find in this article?
What to see at the London Wax Museum
In the London Wax Museum you will be able to see more than 400 wax figures inside. It is organized in different rooms according to the theme and the best thing is that it is not the typical museum where there are figures on each side and little else. It has several areas of “immersive experiences” that with games of lights, sounds and mirrors make everything much more spectacular.
Marvel Heroes: 4D Experience
It is a 360º cinematographic experience in 4D that you can experience during your visit to Madame Tussauds. Special effects that will make you believe that you are surrounded by Super Heroes like Spider-man, Wolverine, Iron Man or the Hulk himself while fighting with some of the worst villains of the Marvel factory.
In this experience you will be able to see an episode in which the Marvel characters are in London and all the action takes place in the streets of the city. Everything has been done with hyper-realistic animations in collaboration with Marvel, so the result lives up to its characters.
Here you can see the Star Wars wax figures of the most important and well-known characters in the saga. All have been created in collaboration with the Disney and Lucasfilm teams to make the reproductions as realistic as possible.
There are characters from every episode of Star Wars so your favorite is sure to be there.
Sherlock Holmes Experience
Surely when you see the two previous points you will think that they are without a doubt the best, but personally the part of Sherlock Holmes seemed amazing to me and it is one of our favorites.
We had already visited the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London, so we thought it would be the same, but the truth is that it is very well done, very realistic. It will seem that you have moved to 221 Baker St. There are actors who turn the visit into a theatrical experience that is really worthwhile.
The most famous figures to see at the London Wax Museum are:
- Michael Jackson
- one direction
- Lady Gaga
- Miley Cyrus
- Britney Spears
- Bob Marley
- Freddie Mercury
- the Beatles
- Dua Lipa
Film and Television
- Katniss Everdeen
- Darth Vader
- Audrey Hepburn
- steven spielberg
- King Kong
- Hombre de Hierro
- Michael Cain
- The Incredible Hulk
- Alfred Hitchcock
- Muhammad Ali
- Usain Bolt
- david beckham
- Mo Farah
- Tom Daley
- Rafael Nadal
- Sachin Tendulkar
- Virat Kohli
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Spirit of London Ride
Another interesting area of the wax museum to visit, since you are visiting London after all, is what is known as the “ Spirit of London ride ”. It is a small attraction inside the museum where you will ride in a “London taxi”. From there you will go through various scenarios where you can learn a little more about how the city of London has evolved and how it has been formed as we know it today.
Buy tickets London Wax Museum
London wax museum tickets have different prices for adults and children. Below we also leave you some options available to buy tickets for the wax museum combined with other London attractions.
What does admission to the London Wax Museum include?
- Reduced price compared to box office price
- Priority skip-the-line entrance to Madame Tussauds
- Admission to the Royal Family experience
- 4D Marvel Experience Ticket
- Admission to the Star Wars experience
- Sherlock Holmes Theatrical Experience Ticket
- Skip-the-line entrance to the Spirit of London Ride attraction
- A bag of popcorn
- Adults : 29 Pounds (34.30 Euros)
- Children (from 3 to 15 years old) : 25 Pounds (28.30 Euros)
- Children under 3 years enter free.
It is necessary to select the time at which you want to visit (they give you about 15 minutes to enter, so there are no crowds). Our recommendation is that you take the first hours of the morning or around 3 in the afternoon so that there are fewer people.
If you buy the tickets at the box office on the day of the visit, they will be more expensive and there is usually a long queue, so we recommend you buy them online in advance.
Madame Tussauds London Combo Tickets & Deals
Being such a famous and visited attraction, there are always attractions that offer combined tickets that include the entrance to the Wax Museum and you can save up to 36% compared to buying the tickets separately.
Visit the London Wax Museum
How to get
Address: Marylebone Road, NW1 5LR, London United Kingdom.
- Nearest tube station: Baker Street, which is a few meters from the museum door, in zone 1 . You can get there on the Bakerloo (Brown), Metropolitan (Purple), Hammersmith and City (Pink) and Circle line (Yellow) lines.
- From Monday to Friday : 09:30 a.m. – 17:30 p.m.
- Weekend : 09:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.
There are special dates such as the days before Christmas or the end of the year in which the hours may vary slightly but they will always be announced on the official website.
The approximate duration of the visit is about 2 hours (although everything will depend on how many photos you want to take!).
History of Madame Tussauds London
The wax museum in London Madame Tussauds is the most famous wax museum in the world and for years it has been one of the most visited attractions by tourists from all over the world who decide to travel to London.
The history of Madame Tussauds is more than 200 years old and it all began with Marie Grosholtz, born in the French city of Strasbourg in 1761 and who would later marry François Tussaud in 1795.
Marie began her hobby of wax figures when she was only 16 years old. The first wax figure of her was Francois Voltaire. At that time she had no idea that this was the beginning of what is today the most famous Wax Museum in the world.
The London Wax Museum opened in 1884, in the same location it has today in the heart of London’s Marylebone district.
Around 6 months of work are needed to make each of the wax figures that you can see in the Museum. The approximate cost of each of them is about 45,000 pounds, more than 52,000 Euros.
During World War II a bomb exploded in the museum and many of the figures were destroyed along with a cinema that was part of the building. But a few years later the museum had already been rebuilt and continued to open its doors daily.
In recent years, due to the great success of the London museum, other wax museums with the same name have been opened in other cities around the world such as New York, Las Vegas, Bangkok, Berlin and other cities. There are more than 21 Madame Tussauds wax museums around the world.