Madame Tussauds was established in 1835 at the Baker Street Bazaar, visitors flocked to meet the biggest names of the day. In 1884 the attraction moved to its present site on the Marylebone Road.
Open: Monday – Wednesday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Thursday – Sunday 9 am – 6 pm.
Price: Adult (16+) £24, Child (3-15) £17.70 Child (3 and under) Free.
Where is Tussauds? It is a 2 minute walk from Baker Street Station in zone 1. Baker Street serves the Jubilee, Northern, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City lines.
What is nearby on foot? Regent’s Park 6 mins, The Sherlock Holmes Museum 4 mins, Abbey Road Studios 29 mins.
Did you know? Madame Tussauds came to London in the early 19th century alongside a travelling exhibition of revolutionary relics and effigies of public heroes and rogues. Madame Tussauds became art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister at the Palace Of Versailles. Then during the French Revolution she was forced to prove her allegiance by making the death masks of executed aristocrats. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ a breathing likeness of Louis XV’s sleeping mistress Madame du Barry sculpted in 1763 is Madame Tussauds the oldest figure on display.