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Meet the Royals at Madame Tussauds London



I absolutely had to use a photo of Princess Diana because I was a huge fan of hers. I remember watching her wedding on television when I was a young child, and I cried like a baby when she met her untimely demise. I don't recall ever crying like that when a celebrity died, but she was my heroine and I loved her! Since then I've kept up with the ins and outs of the Royal Family and the shenanigans of Prince Harry, my now favorite Prince. He is a Princess Diana reincarnated in the male form. Lives by his own rules and with not a care in the world. Madison and I were able to visit the Madame Tussauds London museum while on our trip to London just recently, thanks to the kind folks of Merlin Entertainment. Since this is most likely the only way we'll ever get to the meet the Royal Family we just had to do it. Now if you're thinking all wax museums are the same, well Madame Tussauds London is on a whole new level of awesome. I've also come to realize that no two Madame Tussauds are alike. You can check out our experience at Madame Tussauds New York.


Madame Tussauds London is located on Marylebone Road, just a minute walk from the Baker Street underground train station. If you're a fan of literature you may remember that Sherlock Holmes, the worlds most famous detective, lived at 221B Baker Street. When you get out of the train station there is even a statue there in his memory. If you're planning on getting a photo, good luck (in my Taken voice), because the thousands of tourists there, have the same idea that you do. We however got lucky, but not before another mob wanted photos,  so we were able to get this very quick one. Now I'm going to water down this a little for you, in terms of photos, because I want you to check out Madame Tussauds London for yourself.



Now while you would expect to see the Royal Family here of course in London there are lots of other statues for you to take a look at. There is even a bit of history where the Royal Family is concerned, so you may even see a few of the Royals from the past. It was fun to see how the styles have evolved over the years, and here's one thing to note, each statue comes with its own card so you have a brief history of what era, and what they're all about.



Another thing to take note of if you're from the US, is that the sports that are played in the UK are quite different from those in the US. For example, while growing up in the Caribbean I played the sport cricket with lots of my friends, and I watched the West Indies battle against the UK and even Australia in the world series. I was very surprised to see one of my favorite West Indian cricketer Brian Lara made his way to the Madame Tussauds Hall of Fame. Here in the US we play baseball, quite a different sport. There are also quite a few celebrities that you may find at most Madame Tussauds wax museums, but I love how the British celebrated their own, so be sure to pay attention to those.





Now I thought that even after seeing the differences in the museum thus far that the 4D Marvel Experience was going to be the same for sure. Oh how wrong I was. This time I got to hang out with my super hero friends right there in London and it was like night and day. There were different characters involved (I'm not going to tell you who), and there were even a few jumps and screams. This experience is a must do, no matter which Madame Tussauds you visit. There were even a few characters that I got to meet that I didn't while visiting Madame Tussauds in New York.





They however had one exhibit that I JUST HAD TO visit. The Star Wars exhibit is a must visit for all Star Wars fans and maybe even if you aren't. As soon as you enter you see the recreation of that epic battle between Obi Wan & Qui Gon Ginn against Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Awesome sauce!!  I mean when will you ever get up close and try to fly a Millennium Falcon with a Wookie, or even get in line with some Storm Troopers? Or how about being one with The Force against Darth Vader after you've harnessed your skills from the one and only Master Yoda? Not very likely is it?






Visiting Madame Tussauds London is an experience that you're not going to want to miss and before you leave, be sure to stop in at the gift shop and pick up a souvenir or two. I'm a sucker for gift shops and couldn't resist. Madison wanted a replica of Elvis while I went straight for a coffee mug. Oh the memories that we made that day. It was so worth the trip.


So if you're ever in London, be sure to visit Madame Tussauds London. You can surely teach a history lesson here and it is such a learning experience for everyone. Remember, Madame Tussauds is not your ordinary 'museum'. You can touch and pose with your favorite celeb or Royal and you won't hear "Hey don't touch that!". This makes it perfect for those with young children whom we all know find it almost impossible NOT to touch, making it totally family friendly. So add Madame Tussauds London on your list of London's must see, you won't regret it!

Opening Hours: However check the website for closures, opening delays or extended times.

Monday - Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm


Here are the ways to connect with Madame Tussauds London:



Let's discuss: If you've ever been to ANY Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, who were you most excited to see? 


Annmarie John
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  1. Fun! I've been to the ones in NYC and Vegas & we are looking forward to visiting the one in DC when we go back there in April.

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    1. I've never been to DC but if I ever do go, I'm going to have to check out the one there and compare them.

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  2. Ah I love this so much! I'm admittedly obsessed with Kate Middleton, so seeing the Royal Family in some of your photos made my day. It looks like you had a fun time :)

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    1. We had an amazing time and I think my highlight was actually getting up close to Daniel Craig. :)

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  3. I always find these museums to be so interesting! We stopped in the one in DC and it was weird seeing things that look so close to the real people!

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    1. They truly are and I know there's also one in Vegas that I hope to visit when I'm there in May.

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  4. I love how they have classic scenes you can take your picture in. It's great that you can actually interact with the exhibits.

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    1. That's the one thing about Madame Tussauds that I just love. You can interact with everyone!

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  5. I can't get over how lifelike these figures are. It does creep me out a bit! I have never seen something like this in person.

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    1. If you ever get a chance to visit one of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, I say go for it.

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  6. I cried watching Kate and William's wedding! I love the royals and am definitely fascinated by them. This looks like an amazing adventure!

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    1. It was a lot of fun and I watched their wedding as well but personally I loved the wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana the best.

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  7. We have never visited a Madame Tussauds before but would love to. I can see my kids crying while visiting, especially my teen! She gets so emotional over her obsessions :p

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    1. Hahaha then your daughter will probably swoon over One Direction as they were there and I noticed that a few teenagers were all over them. Gotta love that teen crush.

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  8. I am such a fan of going to places like these! Its a blast and really great photo opps! Loving all your pics about the place - looks like you had a really fun time!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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    1. Oh yes we truly has a blast and I wish I could have shared some more photos but it was just too much.

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  9. I went to the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Las Vegas. To be honest with you I thought all of it was interesting to look at. I even got a picture of me with George Clooney *gush*

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    1. I'm hoping to go to that one Vegas when I'm there. I can't wait to see the differences between all the museums.

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  10. We went to a Madame Tussaud's not too long ago and it was so cool. There's so much attention to detail.

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    1. They really do pay a LOT of attention to detail. The statues are so real that you can probably fool a friend or two.

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  11. Everything looks so real! My son would just go crazy over the Star Wars portion. I've never been to London but if I ever do go I'll this to my list of things to do.

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    1. Oh the Star Wars portion is a definite must do for ANY AND ALL Star Wars fan. We really enjoyed it there.

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  12. London is the only one I have been to and that was many many years ago so I'm sure most if not all of it has changed. It is great that even the bits that are the "same" around the world they have actually made them so different. x

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    1. I think another trip to London is in your cards then. Check it out and see some of what you haven't since your last visit.

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  13. Oh I love Madame Tussauds. I have never been to the one in London though.

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    1. Which one did you go to and was it much different?

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  14. I can't believe how lifelike these wax figures look. I need to hurry up and visit the one here in New York City.

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    1. Yes you need to Maria, I don't know what you're waiting for but I'm sure the boys would enjoy it.

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  15. I love Madame Tussauds. I haven't been to one in so long. It is amazing how life like those figures look.

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    1. It truly is and here's something for you. You can actually make a wax replica of your hands. That's something you might be interested in trying.

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  16. Wow, this looks like it was a lot of fun.
    I love your pictures.
    ...and I agree with you about poor Princess Diana.

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    1. I miss her so much, she was truly an amazing person.

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  17. Oh boy, Des and Scarlet would love all the Star Wars stuff! I have never been to a wax museum. I always get impressed by some of the details, and of course, they photograph differently. I'd be obsessed with my camera settings in there.
    The Emma Watson one is stunning.

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    1. I can just imagine you in there with your camera. I'm still learning how to use mine and usually photograph in auto mode. Time for me to learn how to use manual. Might have to take a class.

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  18. Hawkeye! My son loves him. And you got to stand next to the queen, how fabulous. I got to touch her coronation chair. ;)

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    1. We missed out on taking a tour of Buckingham Palace. It's only open for tours in the summer. :(

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  19. I love Madame Tussads, we tend to go wherever we are. I have been to London, Hollywood, New York and Las Vegas.

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    1. I would love to visit the others as well. So far I've only been to the one in New York and London.

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  20. I have always been obsessed with the Royal family. I would love to visit Madame Tussauds in London..or anywhere for that matter.

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    1. If you get a chance to I would really try to visit if I were you.

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  21. Oh wow these look so cool! Definitely looks like a fun adventure!

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    1. It really was and we had an amazing time there.

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  22. Ive never been to the one in London, but I was just at the one in Los Angeles.... I was completely blown away at how realistic the wax people (as my niece calls them) are.

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    1. I haven't been to the one here in New York City either. It is such a fun place and the best way to get close to some of your favorite celebrities.

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    2. @Michele the one in London is amazing and I would love to see the differences between the one in LA and the others.

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    3. @Maria you are so right and I still think you need to visit the one in New York.

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  23. I've heard of this place before. I'd love to be able to visit one day, it looks so fun!

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    1. It really is a of fun. For some it might be the only way to meet the celebs you love.

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  24. This looks so awesome! I would love to visit one of Madame Tussaud's museums one of these days. I remember when Princess Diana died, my family and friends were on a weekend biking trip. My mom and the other adults ended up watching a lot of TV that weekend. So sad.

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    1. It truly was a very sad occasion. Madame Tussauds London truly did her justice when they made her wax replica. I would have loved to meet her in person but this is a very close second.

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  25. It looks like you guys had a wonderful time. I would love to visit one of the museums. I'm sure I would be in love with the Marvel part. Gimme some Hugh Jackman Wolverine! :D

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    1. Oh we had an amazing time. The Marvel 4D show was awesome and Hugh Jackman is definitely one of my faves.

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