Enter the Wizarding World on a Harry Potter Wrner Bros. Studio Tours! From a simple walking tour around London, to a bus tour, to an all-access peek inside Studio, there’s experience for you! Check out filming locations from the most successful movie series of all time either on foot or in the comfort of a private coach. Or, see the sets, costumes, and props from Harry Potter. You can also ride a broom, drink butterbeer, learn how to properly use your wand, among many other surprises. Any trip to London would be incomplete without this Tour. That’s why it now rank towards the top of list of things to do in the City!
Layer up. Many of the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tours in London take place both indoors and out. You may wish to bring a coat that’s easy to put on and take off.
Sneak peek. If you take the tour, walk towards the wall directly in front of you as you enter the waiting room. Then, get as close as possible to the entrance on this wall so that when it opens, you get the best seats during the intro film.
B.Y.O.Everything. If you already own Harry Potter robes, you should wear them. If not, the robes for sale outside the. Studio are less expensive than the ones sold inside. Also, you can take a packed lunch to avoid the long lines and high prices at the vendors.
Good to know
Best time to visit
Selecting the best time for a tour depends on what you care about most. If you want good weather, then you embark in the summer. But, please keep in mind that this is when London sees the most tourism. If you want less expensive accommodations, try taking a tour during the winter. It’s nippy, but not unbearable. Plus, it’s your chance to don some British winter wear. Spring and Fall deliver less tourists and mixed, yet milder, weather. You may wish to bring an umbrella for the unpredictable showers.
The various tours offered in London all have different meeting points. Regardless of which Harry Potter Tour you take, all meeting points are conveniently located. City’s public transport is rather efficient, so you should have no difficulty reaching your destination by underground or bus. If public transportation isn’t for you, you might want to look into one that offers hotel pick-up. Otherwise, your other main option is an exorbitantly priced taxi.
Money saving tips
In a hurry? No problem! This one trick will save you both time and frustration: If you wish to enjoy a broom ride chose any robe other than Gryffindor’s. Everyone lines up for a Gryffindor robe and you can basically skip the line a bit by choosing any of the other robes.
Did you know?
Impress your friends by spouting off these Harry Potter factoids.
J.K. Rowling first wrote the names of the various Houses at Hogwart’s on an airplane barf bag. That’s inspiration for you!
The names of plants in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter are real! They mostly come from a 17th century text called Culpeper’s Complete Herbal.
The makeup artists applied the lightning bolt scar to Daniel Radcliffe’s forehead nearly 2,000 times!
After contract talks, most of the actors signed agreements stating that they would not play contact sports. This helped protect continuity both within and between the films.