What are your memories of Madame Tussaud through the years. Does it deserve its place as one of London's top tourist destinations? Share your thoughts using the form below.
I visited Madame Tussauds in the summer of 1989. It was packed. And it was amazing. The Chamber of Horrors with the electric chair was great as was the "conservatory" with Crocodile dundee. What was even more impressive though was Rock Circus. The show was astounding and the animatronics were spellbinding. I visited Rock Circus in 2000, 11 years later, and it's a pale shadow of its former glory. Terribly sad.
James Lewis, Wales
I took my family to visit Madame Tussaud on Saturday 14 August. It was overcrowded, it was too small inside and people were pushing each other around. Sometimes it was hard to stand and watch a particular figure as people kept pushing and I had to hold on to my bag in case there were pickpockets around.
I did not have a proper look at all the figures because of the crowd and some I even missed looking at as I could not even get near them. Considering how expensive it is I don't think it is worth going if you are pushed and shoved around by arrogant visitors.
Georgette Moynihan, Rainham, Essex, UK
I went as a child in the 80s and remember being amazed by the little Victorian minature machines which moved when you put money in them. The waxworks were unexciting.
I wouldn't bother going again, it's expensive and dull, unlike the V&A which is free and contains thousands of amazing objects crafted by the most skilled craftsmen from all over the world and reflects our global history, not mindless celebrity money-grabbing throwaway culture.
Weasel Girl, London
I went to Madame Tussaud's about five years ago. Whilst I enjoyed the experience and had my picture taken with 'Pierce Brosnan', of late I have cautioned friends visiting London against going there as I believe it is way overpriced for what it is. They need to cut back on the gimmicks if that is what causes prices to be so high and make it affordable to all. £22 at peak times is a ridiculous price, and I think that £10 would be much more achievable to allow all to visit.
Samantha, London, UK
I have "fond" memories of visiting Madame Tussauds in the mid 80's and being scared to death by the Doctor Who exhibit! They had Daleks which when triggered by someone walking past shouted "exterminate" and other such Dalekky things. Terrifying and fantastic.
Victoria, Loughborough, UK
I visited with three children and my partner yesterday and we found it overpriced for the time spent there. Also many of the figures are obviously rush jobs to capitalise on the current trends, looking nothing like the person they are supposed to represent. These used to be painstakingly produced over months - the new ones look like they were knocked together in an afternoon.
The staff were on the whole disinterested and sullen, bar one very helpful and friendly lady. The new and supposedly 'terrifying' Chamber Live attraction was laughed at by my 10-year-old daughter, who found it cheesy beyond redemption.
Best part of the day? The 'Journey to Infinity' show in what used to be the separate London Planetarium. Apart from that, Tussauds looks tired and cheap.
My first visit to Madame Tussaud's in London was back in 1956. I have never forgotten the Chamber of Horrors as it really upset me - I was 11 years old. The exhibit was a man left to die in a very small cage which was hung up on the wall (supposedly outside a castle or medieval building). I couldn't believe that anyone could do something like that to another human being, let alone imagining what it must have been like to be left to die like that.
Jeannie Warnock, Brome Village, Canada
I was 11 for my first visit my most vivid memory is the garotting tableau in the Chamber of Horrors. 20 years later and the same tableau is there today but smaller than I remember. Some of the figures of pop stars and famous people are clumsily done, but others are perfect and it is still one of the premier attractions in London.
Tracey Ruck, London, UK
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