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Madame Tussauds

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Madame Tussauds

My daughter wants to go to Madame Tussauds when we go to London, the weekend of 14 Feb. As it is half-term will the queues be a nightmare? Is there one time of the day that is beter than others?

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1. Re: Madame Tussauds

You can book in advance and avoid the queues - you get 'fast tracked' in.

www.madame-tussauds.co.uk/openingtimes.htm

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2. Re: Madame Tussauds

General consensus is to go first thing or late (when it's sometimes cheaper).

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3. Re: Madame Tussauds

Yeah, if you go for about the last hour of opening it's £10 off.

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4. Re: Madame Tussauds

Just to give you my experience I was there with my daughter last summer and did not book. Ended up queuing for an hour an twenty minutes to get in which kinda spoiled it so definately take the others advice and prebook.

The queue for unbooked entry is very decieving as it snakes around forever inside so if it looks like ther is no queue outside you can still have a massive one inside. Also look for a 2 for 1 offer as it costs Adult - £22.50 & Child - £18.50 to get in or combine it with the London Eye. You can get in for less after 5 but it shuts at 6 so not much time to look around.

I guess at half term it will be pretty busy but maybe the English schools half term is on different dates.

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5. Re: Madame Tussauds

Hampshire/Surrey schools are on holiday 18-22 Feb (plus the weekends, of course)

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6. Re: Madame Tussauds

We are on a tight budget so i was going to use my Tesco clubcard deals tokens as you get tickets for £6.25 each so it is a big saving but maybe we should just "bite the bullet" and pre-book.

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7. Re: Madame Tussauds

If you pre-book on line and go at 5.30 its £12 for adults and £10 for kids and its a fast track ticket -no queing!

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8. Re: Madame Tussauds

Thanks roots, I did see that ofer on their website but wondered if that would give us enough time if we went after 5pm- does it not close at 6pm or is it open longer when it's half term?

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My sons school breaks up on Friday 8th Feb and returns on Mon 18th Feb. But were up North, I dont know if it differs.

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10. Re: Madame Tussauds

Ronaldo,

Was it worth it?

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