Are you looking for the best Harry Potter Tours in London? You’re in luck! Here’s the top tours in London to spend an afternoon immersing yourself in the magic of the Wizarding World!
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As a Harry Potter lover and full-time London travel blogger — finding the best Harry Potter tours in London has been my personal mission since 2016.
If you’re a Harry Potter fan and love London, you’re in the right place. Here’s the best ones the city has to offer, tried and tested!
Don’t have time to read the whole article? The best Harry Potter Tour in London is the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter with Transportation. On it, you’ll receive an admission ticket, return transportation on a double-decker Harry Potter bus, and a meet-and-greet service before departure.
From seeing real filming locations, to places of inspiration, there are tons of amazing Harry Potter tours in London that will transport you into the magical world and are the perfect way to have the most unforgettable afternoon in the city. Shall we?
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The Best Harry Potter Tours in London
When it comes to Harry Potter tours in London, this is the tour you’ll want to book.
⭐️ Rated: 4.5 out of 5 Stars | ⏰ Time: approx 8 hours | Check rates & availability
The Warner Brothers Studio Tour is one of the most sought-after Harry Potter tours in the UK, as it takes you around to visit real sets that were used while filming the movies. While on site of the ‘real’ Hogwarts, you’ll get to see everything from costumes worn and props used by the original actors in the series.
“The Making of Harry Potter is amazing. So much intricate detail went into every set. Loved seeing how the movies came to life. If you are a Harry Potter fan it’s a MUST experience.
— DEBBIE (SEE MORE REVIEWS)
Famous locations like The Great Hall, the Forbidden Forrest, and even the Lair of Aragog are open to explore and animatronics such as the notorious Chamber of Secrets Basilisk are also on display.
Just last summer the studio tour also opened a new permanent exhibition, ‘Professor Sprouts Greenhouse’, where you can attempt to re-pot a mandrake as part of an immersive activity.
Make sure you leave all day for this tour, as it’s a combined 7.5-hour roundtrip.
The tour includes all-day exploration of the Harry Potter Studios and return transportation in a Harry Potter Branded double-decker bus and a Meet-and-greet service before departure.
You’re also able to choose whichever pick up and drop off location in Central London is the most convenient for you, from Victoria, Baker Street, or Kings Cross. Each bus is equipped with USB charging ports too.
The Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour is perfect if you want to see all the Harry Potter filming locations in London.
⭐️ Rated: 4.5 out of 5 Stars | ⏰ Time: approx 2 hours | Check rates & availability
The Magical Harry Potter Walking Tour is an amazing choice for Harry Potter tours in London, especially if you’re searching for a more affordable option.
The tour is fully on foot (with a few journeys on the tube if you choose to take the tour with the Underground option) and leads you along to see notable locations from the movies.
“Great for kids and adults! This tour not only covers Harry Potter movie locations, but also, along the way, you find out a lot about architecture and history of London”
— ANNA (SEE MORE REVIEWS)
Not only that, but during the tour the guides lead an interactive trivia quiz that will definitely test you on your Harry Potter knowledge.
If you are a truly dedicated fan the tour also goes off the beaten path and stops at the school Daniel Radcliffe attended in his younger years.
The live guide has options in five different languages, such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, and English — so it is great if you are looking for an audio-inclusive option.
It can’t get any better than a Harry Potter Walking Tour with Magical Afternoon Tea!
⭐️ Rated: 4.5 out of 5 Stars | ⏰ Time: approx 5 hours | Check rates & availability
This brand new Harry Potter Tour in London has the lovely inclusion of a Magical Afternoon Tea at the Wizards Emporium on Greek Street in London alongside a passionate Harry Potter expert to show you the magical sights.
““Mike was amazing! Thank you!”— ANNICA (SEE MORE REVIEWS)
After a day of exploring everything from sites that were inspired by the books to local shops that actually made paper props used in the films — you’ll get to indulge in delightful Harry Potter themed treats.
The tour starts outside the 9¾ shop in Kings Cross and lasts 5 hours in total.
The route also takes a few journeys on the Underground, so make sure you have a form of payment accepted on TFL services! Here’s how to get around London if you’re new to the transport system.
For Harry Potter superfans you’ll want to book the Tour for Muggles.
⭐️ Rated: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏰ Time: approx 2 hours | Check rates & availability
From start to finish, The Tour for Muggles is a totally riveting experience. This tour invites you (the muggle) in to receive a tour from wizard tour guides who work tirelessly to educate us muggles on the incredible world of Harry Potter.
“What a wonderful time my husband & I had on this Harry Potter walking tour. Geebs Lovegood went above & beyond to show us Muggles an amazing time. Early on we got to choose which Hogwarts House we belonged to and then throughout the tour we were awarded house points each time we showed our Harry Potter knowledge! Gryffindor for the win!! Geebs was animated & passionate and showed us all sorts of amazing spots throughout London. Well done!”
— JENNIFER (SEE MORE REVIEWS)
The tour will take you to magical Harry Potter locations all over London, like Leadenhall Market, the filming spot for Diagon Alley, and others ‘hidden in plain sight’.
There are plenty of time slots each day, and up to twenty slots open on each tour. The route begins at Monument station in East Central, City of London and after 2 hours, ends at London Bridge Tube station.
For a comprehensive Harry Potter tour on foot try the Wizard Walk Guided Tour!
⭐️ Rated: 4.7 out of 5 Stars | ⏰ Time: approx 2 hours | Check rates & availability
The Wizard Walk Guided Tour is another great affordable option, that won’t have you missing out on any of the witchcraft and wizardry hidden throughout London.
“Awesome and fascinating tour!!! One of the best things we did throughout our whole trip!!”— SYLVIA (SEE MORE REVIEWS)
Be guided through Central by knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guides who will curate the most exciting experience for you.
There’s en-route trivia games and even a stop at the House of Spells, where you can purchase specialised souvenirs.
Although the live guide option is only offered in English, you can opt for the audio option which is offered in 6 languages.
Tickets to this tour also give you access to the Vox City App which allows you to track the tour if you get lost or decide to go off on your own detour.
The meeting point is next to the Statue of Two Men in Hats on the 4th Plinth and opposite the entrance to The National Gallery.
Spend the day adventuring through Harry Potter film locations on a 2.5 hour Harry Potter Film Locations tour.
⭐️ Rated: 4.5 out of 5 Stars | ⏰ Time: approx 2.5 hours | Check rates & availability
Taking you to places like The Leaky Cauldron and the Ministry of Magic, Diagon Alley (and supposedly destroyed) Millennium Bridge, the Harry Potter Film Locations tour will have you spending the day adventuring around the mystical side of London.
Enchanted at every stop the incredible tour guide (experienced in all things Harry Potter) will be there for you to answer any burning questions about the wizarding world you might have.
“Very interesting and funny tour with Monica who was really a Harry Potter specialist. Also the time between one film location and the other was filled with many interesting details she told us. And to see the photos of the film exactly where the scenes were filmed was really great. So really recommendable!”
— PETRA (SEE MORE REVIEWS)
The tour is 2.5 hours and is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
The group will meet at Westminster Tube station.
Bonus: Take a Self-Guided Tour
If you want to experience all the Harry Potter Magic that London has hidden in the city by your ones, or simply with a more affordable option — a self-guided Harry Potter tour is the perfect choice.
You’ll get to explore all of London’s Harry Potter filming locations of your choosing and at your own pace making sure you don’t miss a single spot.
Being self-guided, it’s fully flexible, meaning you can create your own personal guide by putting together a map of the bits you want to see, or instead, grab one of the maps already put together from one of the many other Harry Potter fans who have shared their personal best route on the web!
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