Madam Tussauds London Review

I haven’t visited Madam Tussauds for years, so when we decided to visit London for my birthday weekend in June it was top of my list, although I was concerned that Isaac and Eliza would not enjoy it.

I have heard tales of monster queues and huge waits to get inside the door, but arriving at midday we were surprised to walk straight to the front of the pre-booked queue with our Merlin passes and get inside almost immediately.  I was a little concerned that we were unable to take the buggy inside, so if you are travelling with a little one make sure you take a baby carrier!

Once inside I have to admit that Isaac and Eliza took some time to warm to the place – in hindisght I probably should of explained what we were going to see.  It was busy, although not packed and there was quite a lot of pushing and shoving as people battled their way to get through to see their favourite exhibits in the movie star hall.  It wasn’t until we met Shrek that they understood the people were not real and started to enjoy it.

Madam Tussauds

Isaac soon got into character and started posing next to all the exhibits.  He was asking lots of questions about who they were and what they did and I was quite surprised when he recognised some!  He really enjoyed the spirit of London ride as he had been learning all about the Great Fire of London at school.

Madam Tussauds

The further we got into Madam Tussauds the quieter it got which helped the kids relax.  We all did silly poses and made jokes as we went round.  The only thing I didn’t like was being constantly asked to pose by the staff and then given a ticket to buy the pictures which they took.

The attraction takes around 2.5 hours to get around and the grand finale is the Marvel Super Heroes interactive display and 4D cinema show which was mostly definitely the highlight of the day.

Madam Tussauds


We have since visited Madam Tussauds in Blackpool which we thoroughly enjoyed too.

I currently have a fantastic competition to win a nights stay on the new Premier Inn in Holburn, London, plus a family ticket to Madam Tussauds and £25 to spend in their gift shop – to enter click here!

17 thoughts on “Madam Tussauds London Review”

  1. I’ve never been as I’m always put off by the crowds but it’s good to hear that it can be Ok and not too crowded. Perhaps we’ll give it a go next visit to London, whenever that might be…Popping by from FB blog support

  2. I’ve never been to Madame Tussaud’s but I never really felt the need for it. Maybe due to the fact that I am not really celebrity orientated and simply do not care for most people out there.
    My family went with a visit and they loved it… but they are huge TV heads so picture with a “star” was a must 🙂


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