best harry potter tours in london

Uncovering J.K. Rowling's Imaginative Treasures

We have put together a list of 8 Harry Potter tours in London that are the perfect choice for any Harry Potter fan. Tours like these are designed to guide you through some of the most iconic film locations as well as explore the inspiration behind J.K. Rowling's wizarding universe and even get a glimpse of what is going on behind the scenes at The Making Of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio in London.

Many of the tours take place at Warner Bros Studios in Watford, but others are held in the centre of London amongst the buzzing streets and landmarks that make up its vibrant streets. In most of the tours below, you will be provided with transport to the studios which are approximately an hour away by transport, however, this may vary due to traffic conditions.

8 harry potter tours in london

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Please ensure you double-check tour details, including meeting points, as they might change unexpectedly. Tour durations may vary due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances. Find accurate meeting points through the provided links. When booking via GetYourGuide, you can reserve your spot now and pay later.

Summaries of the tours are provided below; detailed information is available via the provided links. Prices are not listed down as they are subject to change and they can be viewed through the booking links for each tour.

Also, itineraries are subject to change under unforeseen circumstances.

1. Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Transfers or private transfer

Get on board for an enchanting tour of Warner Brothers Studio on this full-day tour from central London. Learn about the props and costumes used on the Harry Potter film sets as you walk through the paths of the characters from the film.

In addition to transportation to and from London, your ticket also includes admission to the Harry Potter Studios. Additional services are available at an additional cost from the studios, such as food and beverages, photos, and a digital guide.

Below are two options which include either a bus transfer or a private car transfer.

Meeting Point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH. The closest metro stop is Victoria Station.

Duration of Tour: 8 Hours (4 Hours at the studios)

2. Harry Potter Family Package with Transfers from London

Take your family on a magical adventure to Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden, London, with convenient transfers. Discover behind-the-scenes photos of Harry Potter film sets, relive magical moments with Hermione, Ron, and Harry, and acquire a magical souvenir from the gift shop.

Family packages are valid for 2 adults and two children (under 15 years old) only. Become a part of the excitement and thrill of your children as they relive the magical moments of Harry, Hermione, and Ron during the filming of the film.

Meeting Point: Bus Stop 1 inside Green Line Coach Station. The closest metro stop is Victoria Station.

Duration of Tour: 8 Hours (4 Hours at the studios)

3. Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour with Hotel Package

A package that includes one to four nights in London and a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour. In this package, the hotel is pre-selected, but it may change at any time. A three-star hotel has been chosen, The Royal National Hotel. 

As soon as you arrive at the hotel, you will depart for the Warner Bros. Studio tour in an air-conditioned coach, where you will have four hours to explore the studios. Don't miss out on iconic sights like the Forbidden Forest, Gringott's Bank, and the Great Hall, as well as the Hogwarts Express.

If you choose to stay a few days, you will have enough time to explore other attractions in London, such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, and Tower Bridge.

Meeting Point: Royal National Hotel, Borough of Camden

Duration of Tour: 1 to 4 days, depending on the package you choose. Ultimately 4 Hours at the studios will be available.

4. the location escape game of Harry Potter in London

Are you a Harry Potter fan and do you love treasure hunts? In this immersive adventure through London, you will be asked to solve clues in order to reveal iconic Harry Potter film locations like Trafalgar Square, House of Guards and Cecil Court.

On your journey through London, you will have the chance to discover Downing Street, Westminster Station, Horse Guards Avenue, and some other iconic Harry Potter locations. Experience these famous locations while immersing yourself in the stories of these individuals contained within the app.

The quest will be fully immersive through the use of your smartphone and when you book you will receive instructions via email once you have booked. You can either play this game alone or with friends and it can be played in groups as well.

Meeting Point: There is no meeting point but rather a starting point for the quest. The game starts on Parliament Street, across from the Westminster Metro Station.

Duration of Game: 3 Hours

5. Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

Discover the real-life movie locations that inspired J.K. Rowling's imagination to create the Harry Potter film series. Explore London's renowned landmarks, including Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and London Bridge, Borough Market, King's Cross Train Station, and other hidden gems that somehow appear in the movies.

There is no denying that this walking tour is not only going to take you down memory lane of the Harry Potter series but also make you feel as if you are immersed in the entire experience. There is a possibility of booking this tour as a private tour or as a small group tour. Depending on the choice you make, the price will vary.

Meeting Point: This varies depending on the option you booked.

Duration of Tour: 3 Hours

6. Warner Bros. Studio Tour and River Thames Cruise

Combine two adventures into one ticket! In addition to a visit to the Warner Bros Studio Tour of London, a memorable River Thames hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise is also included. It is possible to do these two tours on separate days.

Discover the magic of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studio in Leavesden, where you can see spectacular sets, Diagon Alley, and precious costumes and props.

Enjoy a cruise on the River Thames at Westminster or Tower Pier and see landmarks such as the London Eye, Borough Market, Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, and Tower Bridge.

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Meeting Point: Warner Bros. Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden, Watford WD25 7LR, UK.

Duration of Tour: 8 Hours (4 Hours at the studios)

7. Harry Potter Guided Evening Tour with Boat Ride

Take a stroll through London on an evening walking tour themed on Harry Potter, and discover iconic, spooky sites along the River Thames while enjoying a spooky boat ride on the Thames at night.

It is expected that you will walk past some landmarks related to the Harry Potter movies, such as Borough Market, The London Eye, Millennium Bridge, Trafalgar Square and many more. You will also be able to participate in an interactive quiz with your group as well.

There is a total walking distance of approximately 3.2 kilometres for the tour. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for rain in the event that it occurs.

Meeting Point: Meet your guide at the Southwark View Point, on Minerva Square.

Duration of Tour: 2.5 Hours

8. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets

The stage play "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child" is a charming and on-the-edge-of-your-seat experience of J.K. Rowling's magical world.

A performance such as this is split into two parts that are performed on the same day. The hours at which the show will start will vary but the first part is usually early afternoon and the second part early evening. There is one ticket for both parts.

Meeting Point: Palace Theatre, London

Duration of Tour: 5 Hours and 15 minutes (Two Parts)

experience harry potter in other parts of the UK

Below are several tours in other cities across the UK that are dedicated to the Harry Potter film series.

Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour in York: Explore the city of York and learn about the involvement of York in the Harry Potter franchise.

Harry Potter Film Tour Led by University Alumni in Oxford: Discover two relevant locations that were used in two of the films.

Harry Potter Walking Tour Including New College in Oxford: Get a glimpse of medieval buildings that inspired Harry Potter and learn about the lives of Lewis Carroll and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Harry Potter Tour with Divinity School Entry in Oxford: Explore Oxford from Harry Potter's perspective and compare Hogwarts student life with Oxford.

Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour in Oxford: Take a walking tour of Oxford and learn about university life as well as experience Hogwarts film sites, visit Christ Church College, and enter the Divinity School.

Harry Potter Walking Tour in Edinburgh: Take a guided walking tour to see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling's.

Visit Gloucester and Lacock on a Harry Potter Day Tour: Visit and explore the Godric's Hollow and Hogwarts classrooms on a full day tour.

This concludes our guide to the best Harry Potter tours in London that we have put together for you. Hopefully, we have helped you decide on which tour to go for and that the information provided on this page has been of great help to you when planning your itinerary for your visit to London.

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questions related to harry potter tours in london

How to purchase Harry Potter Cursed Child London tickets?

These tickets can be obtained from their official site where there are multiple packages to choose from.

Is it worth visiting the Harry Potter tours in London?

Regardless of whether you are a fan or not, we highly recommend that you visit the studios, as it brings joy and happiness to anyone who visits the studios. We seriously recommend going to the studios regardless of whether you are with children or if you are alone, as it is suitable for all ages.

Where is the Harry Potter experience in London?

The Harry Potter Experience is at the Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden, Watford, United Kingdom. This studio is not located in London but rather outside of Greater London.

How long is the Harry Potter tour in the UK?

As specified in the tours on this page, you have around 4 hours to tour the entire premises. In our opinion, it is more than enough as the recommended duration is 3.5 hours.

How do you get to the Harry Potter Studio tour in London?

As mentioned on this page, most tours have their dedicated transfers included. All these transfers leave from London and head to the studios. Always check the details of the tours before booking your tickets.

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