The famous waxworks museum, started by Madame Tussaud in 1835, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London, and usually has lines to match. With their fast-track booking system, visitors can bypass the line by a pre-booking a time slot for a small charge. Madame Tussaud learned her trade making death masks during the French Revolution, and those of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are displayed beside the actual blade that beheaded them. There are wax models of the famous and the infamous from every walk of life, some of which are amazingly life-like. The Spirit of London exhibit is where memorabilia from London's past are on display. Opening times vary seasonally. Contact the museum at +44 871 894 300.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:30 AM to 05:30 AM, Saturday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
- Nearest Train: Baker Street