Madame Tussauds London offers "timed" tickets for a specific 15 minute arrival window.

However, I've read some online resources, e.g. this one, saying that you still might have to queue for a while even with one of these tickets. Is this true, and if so, how do the queues compare to the "normal" walk-up queues?

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    It's so variable, especially now with the school breaks. Honestly, the only way to be absolutely sure about your queuing time at Mme Tussauds is to get the priority tickets (erstwhile Marylebone resident).
    – Gayot Fow
    Dec 20, 2016 at 23:03
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    queue for a while even with one of these tickets Yes you might have to. They do have a separate queue for pre-booked tickets but if the visitors number are large you will have to queue. Saying from experience. I queued for maybe 20 minutes to collect my tickets in May.
    – DumbCoder
    Dec 21, 2016 at 8:46

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IMO this question is either "Does Madame Tussauds London publish waiting times" or too broad. It seems they do not publish (though OP may wish to call +44 (0) 871 282 9200 to check whether such statistics are collected even if not shown on their website).

Other evidence (in line with @Gayot Fow's Comment) is that delays are variable, for example as mentioned on Trip Advisor.

In view of "Two for One" tickets at least the time of day makes a big difference. Even pre-booking may not help:

.went at 10 a.m. on a weekday............went right in.........the only lineup was for people who had prebooked tickets

though admittedly from four years ago.

Factors that I would expect to make a difference include train strikes, school holidays, weather, exchange rates ... and almost anything else imaginable.

Is this true


how do the queues compare to the "normal" walk-up queues?

It depends. They may be shorter or longer, even perhaps about the same.

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