Review of Madame Tussauds, London

It has been a while since we visited one of the Merlin parks from our Merlin Challenge List. As we had an afternoon in London before our trip to Disneyland Paris we thought we would pop up the road and review Madame Tussauds.

The queues for this attraction on an August day were round the block and even as a premier pass holder we had a 15 minute wait to get in. As we thought, there were just as many people inside the building which is also big, but was very crowded. I can’t say that I enjoyed the bustle that much, and it was claustrophobic in parts. The boy however wasn’t at all bothered by the volume of people and was busy snapping away at all the models.

I have never been to any of the Madame Tussaud attractions so it was interesting to see the mixture of famous life-like models and the settings. Some of the waxwork were amazing even down to the eyes which looked so real. One of the waxwork was a real man, and it was fun watching him make people jump! We were a little disappointed that the One Direction waxwork wasn’t there, and I noticed it has now been brought back. The boy is a bit of a fan and he would have liked to have his photo taken with them!

The boy said he really enjoyed the visit, but I will confess I didn’t enjoy this at all, some of the exhibits are very clever and the history of Madam Tussaud was very interesting. Maybe this is one to visit at a different time of the year when it might be a bit quieter. There was plenty to look at, some that we all recognised and other famous faces that the boy had no clue who they were. I think our favourite part of Madame Tussaud’s was the 4D film at the end, this is a superhero film and was very loud and thrilling with some great effects.


Here are just some of the pictures the boy took. I think he took nearly 300 in total but due to the low light lots of them were blurred. There are some good ones in there and this is the perfect place to practice your photography skills!

As the museum was so busy and for the missing One Direction I am going to give Madame Tussauds 3/5

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  1. I’ve been a few years back and to Rock Circus (but think they’ve closed that down and brought everything under one roof). We got there when it opened as I hate queues and crowds! I do love the fact that they are always changing the exhibits so it is somewhere you can go every once in a while and see something different. Some of the exhibits are very good, some ….
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  2. We’ve never been to Madame Tussaurds but I do fancy it (if only to give Daniel Craig a squeeze!). Was there no Steve Backshall there to keep you happy?! I don’t think I would like to visit during the summer at it’s busiest either, I’m not one for bustling about for position!
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    1. Have they not got one near you? We are hoping to go to the one in Blackpool at half term, I have been told that one is better!

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