If you are planning to see several of London' s most popular tourist attractions during your stay in the city, the best way to save some money is to opt for a combination ticket to some of them, as buying them separately can be much more expensive.
Such is the case of the combined tickets for the London Eye and the Madame Tussauds Museum in London. In this post I tell you how you can buy combined tickets and how much you can save with them, among other things. Don't miss it!
Where to buy combined tickets for the London Eye and Madame Tussauds Museum in London?
Both the London Eye and Madame Tussauds Museum are two of London's most famous tourist attractions.
This means long queues at the ticket office to try and buy tickets, so if you decide to get them there there is always the risk that they will sell out quickly due to high demand and when your turn comes you will see the 'Sold Out' sign. Plus, you will have wasted precious time of your trip to London queuing at the ticket office when you could be visiting one of London's museums or taking a sightseeing bus tour of the city.
The best option
My recommendation is to avoid this scenario at all costs and choose the quickest and most convenient option, which is to buy your tickets online and in advance to go on the London Eye and to visit Madame Tussauds Museum.
It's all advantages! You can get your tickets from the comfort of your own home, without having to go to the ticket offices of the attractions or queue unnecessarily long, and you can take them with you in your suitcase before you travel.
How do I buy combined tickets online? How do I use them?
Combination tickets to the London Eye and Madame Tussauds can be purchased from either attraction's website.
For example, if you use the London Eye website to buy a combined ticket, when you are browsing the website you just need to select the combined ticket you want, the date and time you want to do the first activity (the visit to the London Eye) and the number of tickets. It's as easy as that!
In case of booking the combined tickets through the Madame Tussauds Museum, the process is the same being this museum the first attraction you will have to visit and the Ferris wheel the second attraction.
Currently on the Hellotickets website you can buy tickets for these two attractions separately. On the one hand, you have the tickets for the London Eye and the tickets for the Madame Tussauds Museum, both for an approximate price of about 40 euros.
Other London combination tickets
If you're thinking of seeing several of London's top attractions but this combination isn't ideal for you, don't worry, there are other options to consider that will also save you money. Here is a selection of the best combination tickets from Hellotickets:
- Offer: London Eye tickets, Big Bus Tourist Bus Pass and Thames Cruise - From £62
- Tour of Westminster and tickets for the London Eye - From £77
- London Tour and London Eye tickets - From £155
How much can I save with a combined ticket to the London Eye and Madame Tussauds Museum?
From £45 you can get a combined ticket to the London Eye and Madame Tussauds Museum which can save you around 33% when purchased together.
If you want to include both attractions on your agenda during your stay in London, getting a combined ticket is an option I highly recommend to save a penny, as buying them separately has a higher cost and they are two attractions that are currently not included in the London Pass or the London Explorer Pass, unfortunately.
However, visits to both the London Eye and the Madame Tussauds Museum are included in the Magic London Pass, a tourist card that includes access to several London attractions (e.g. Madame Tussauds London, The London Eye, The London Dungeon, SEA LIFE London or Shrek's Adventure London) and is especially recommended for families travelling with children to the city who want to enjoy the British capital in a more fun and family-friendly way.
To learn more about London sightseeing cards, I recommend you take a look at the post The best London sightseeing card where each pass is analysed in detail.
When can I do the combined visit to these two attractions?
Buying a combined ticket to the London Eye and Madame Tussauds Museum doesn't mean you have to see both attractions in one day in a hurry. You can plan both visits at your convenience.
For example, if you buy a combined ticket on the London Eye website, first select the date and time you want to visit the London Eye and once you have made your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to book the other attraction (Madame Tussauds Museum) in advance.
With this combined ticket to the London Eye and Madame Tussauds Museum you have up to 90 days from the date of your visit to the first attraction (London Eye) to visit the other remaining attraction (Madame Tussauds).
Once you purchase the combined ticket you cannot change the date and time of your visit to the first attraction (London Eye) but you do have a maximum of 5 times to edit the date of your visit to the other attraction before the original date selected.
What will I see on the London Eye?
At over 130 metres high, from the London Eye's viewing booths you'll have breathtaking panoramic views of the British capital in constant motion. This will allow you to see the London skyline from a very original and different perspective, something that other London observatories do not offer.
From the highest point on the London Eye you can see the River Thames in all its immensity and enjoy magnificent views of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Bridge or the great dome of St Paul's Cathedral, to name but a few.
The views from the London Eye are spectacular at any time of the day but at dusk London has a unique and special charm.
Before you book your tickets, take a look at the opening hours of the London Eye and if it fits into your schedule, I advise you to read the post The London Eye at night to find out all the advantages of visiting the attraction at sunset.
What am I going to see at Madame Tussauds?
If you fancy a change of scenery and want to get off the beaten track of London' s most famous museums, a visit to Madame Tussauds Museum is a very fun plan that I recommend you do during your stay in the city.
The surprising thing about this museum is how well done the hyper-realistic wax figures are, which have been made in great detail and are practically a carbon copy of the celebrities they represent. This is something that, unfortunately, cannot be said of other wax museums around the world. Unlike them, Madame Tussauds in London has deservedly earned its fame.
Madame Tussauds is also cool because you can pose with the celebrity figures on display at Madame Tussauds in the different sets and take home a hilarious photo album of your visit.
And not only that, at the museum apart from wax figures of famous people, you can also enjoy various interactive experiences that will make your visit much more exciting.
How to get from one attraction to another?
If you want to take advantage of your combined ticket to the London Eye and Madame Tussauds Museum to visit on the same day, the fastest and most convenient way to get from one attraction to the other is to take the Jubilee line on the London Underground which connects Waterloo (closest to the Ferris wheel) and Baker Street (closest to the museum) stations.
Where to eat near the London Eye or Madame Tussauds Museum?
Near the London Eye
- Oh My Dog! Hot Dogs Southbank: Their hot dogs are delicious. Perfect if you need a quick lunch because you're in a hurry.
- Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar: Great for a taste of British cuisine. Great views of the Thames, London Eye and Big Ben.
- Fishcotheque: One of the best fish & chips in London. The restaurant is one of the oldest specialising in this dish and has a very curious retro atmosphere.
If you want to know other restaurants near the London Eye to eat in the surroundings, don't miss the post Places to eat near the London Eye.
Near Madame Tussauds Museum
- Bill's Baker Street: A fantastic place decorated with a retro feel for breakfast or brunch.
- Crepes & Shakes: A small stall near the museum where they make fabulous sweet and savoury crepes. Ideal if you need a quick bite to eat before continuing your tour of London.
- The Metropolitan Bar: A pub where you can eat at an affordable price typical dishes such as fish&chips, meat pies or hamburgers, among others.
Other tips for a combined visit to London's London Eye and Madame Tussauds Museum
Tips for visiting the London Eye
- The best time to visit the London Eye is early, as soon as the attraction opens in the morning: in summer at 10 AM and in winter at 11 AM.
- Go on a weekday to the London Eye rather than weekends or bank holidays if you want to avoid the long queues.
- Remember to bring your camera to take pictures of the cityscape from the London Eye booth.
- If you visit London in December, go on the London Eye to see the city's Christmas lights in all their glory.
- Head to the Golden Jubilee Bridge for the best photos of the London Eye from the outside.
Tips for visiting the Madame Tussauds Museum in London
- To avoid the queues to get into the museum, it's best to visit early in the morning, as soon as the attraction opens.
- If you take a selfie stick with you on your visit to Madame Tussauds , place the camera at eye level with the wax statue. This will make the photo look more realistic.
- Make the most of your visit to Madame Tussauds to explore the Marylebone district, an area with the highest concentration of Georgian houses in the capital.
- Remember that you are not allowed to bring food and drink on a visit to the museum.