Madame Tussauds in London (by Robert)

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Doing the "mobot" with Mo Farah at Madame Tussauds
Doing the “mobot”

I went to Madame Tussauds for the third time a few weeks ago and as usual it was brilliant, (not mentioning the massive queues).

Madame Tussauds is a big building full to the brim with wax models. There are athletes, politicians, historical names and many, many more.

I haven’t been there for a few years, so there was lots of new sections compared to the last time I went. There was a set of Olympic athletes, including Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tom Daley and loads more. There were also lots of other sporting superstars, such as Tony Hawk, Muhammad Ali and Bobby Moore, and I even got up close to David Beckham.

Katniss from the Hunger Games and Benedict Cumberbatch were in the film section with all of their pals. The variety of models was so huge, that if you thought of a Hollywood star they would be there in the room with you. I really liked sitting back on a sofa with George Clooney.

With Prince Harry at Madame Tussauds on the Family Travel Times blog
Meeting Prince Harry!

Famous historical people like Henry VIII and Sir Lancelot were mixed in a room with the royal family and Nobel Peace Prize winners – what a weird mixture! I thought, “uh oh” when I saw Guy Fawkes standing with a grin on his face next to 10 Downing Street and David Cameron.

One of my favourite attractions was a new section called The Scream. All it was, was walking through a dark passageway, but that dark passageway held some horrible things in store. So if you brave the scream always look behind you. You never know what is coming.

Even though I don’t like One Direction I did like their models so if you walk through the special exhibition without wanting to queue for a photo, take a look at the wax sculptures as they are very good.

Robert with Wolverine at Madame Tussauds on the Family Travel Times blog
Robert with Wolverine

There is a set of wax superheroes in front of the 4DMarvel superhero film. My favourites were  the Wolverine figure and the one which I have liked since my first trip to Madame Tussauds, the giant Incredible Hulk. The film is great, but don’t forget to pick up your 3D glasses. I only remembered at the last minute. It has all of the Marvel superheroes coming together to fight against Doctor Doom and his robot army.  Will it end in glory or will it end in a disaster?

I also liked a particular room where it told you, step by step, how the artists made a wax model. It was really interesting and fun to look at as well.

At the end of the brilliant set of rooms was a little machine that asked you questions about the figures like which was our favourite and worst model. One of the questions was who should they make next, which I thought was great. I would like them to make models of Ant and Dec as they are my favourite celebrities.

All in all I had a really good time, but it was very busy, so beware of that, and the queues!

We won tickets to go to Madame Tussauds, so we were lucky enough not to have to pay to get in! It is not cheap, costing £30 for adults and £25.80 for children, but it’s much cheaper if you book online, where you can get tickets for half price.

Read about my visit to two other scary attractions in London:

A trip to the London Dungeons

A trip to the London Bridge Experience and Tombs

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33 Responses

  1. Emily

    I’ve never been but it looks tremendous fun. Best I go and hunt out some competitions to win tickets! Thank you for the lovely post.

  2. Louisa

    The waxworks are amazing. I would love to visit and see them myself. It is very expensive so thanks for the tip about buying tickets online

  3. Mina Joshi

    I haven’t been to Madame Tussauds for a few years and looking at your pictures, they have added new wax figures. I would love to go again soon.

    • Robert

      We have been twice before, and a lot has changed since the last time we went! Most of the new ones are my favourites.

  4. Globalmouse

    It’s been years since I’ve been to Madame Tussauds and wow, it’s not cheap! But I can remember it being really good fun and the wax models are so brilliant I think it’s worth it (especially if you can get them for half price). I wonder if my children might be a little scared though – the youngest two are 3 and 5, what age do you think it’s best suited from?

    • Sarah Ebner

      Robert says: I think probably from about age 5.
      Sarah adds – I think Robert’s probably right (!) but also you have to factor in the queuing and that younger children might not necessarily know who everyone is. I might wait a bit longer, maybe about age 7? I bet you’d like it!!

  5. Lori

    Can you believe after living in London for nearly five years I’ve never visited Madam Tussauds! f would love to see Wolverine! x

  6. Anda

    I too love Madame Tussaud’s wax museums. They are all over the world and the most recent one I’ve seen was in Las Vegas, believe it or not. These life size wax figures look so real that even from a few inches away you can barely tall they are not alive. It’s like any minute you expect them to say something, or move …

  7. Christine

    I used to work in a company that had an office in India. Whenever the staff came over from India the first thing they’d want to see was Madame Tussauds (the second was a visit to Primark). I remember loving it when I was a child, perhaps I should take the kids!

  8. Rachel

    I love Madame Tussards, but I don’t like the queues or the amount of people in there. My last two visits havent been that successful x

    • Robert

      There were a lot of people, but there wasn’t much waiting inside for pictures. The longest we waited was for about a minute.

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