London is forever interconnected with the world of Harry Potter. The city provided the backdrop for some of the biggest set pieces from the book series and film franchise, and helped create a world rich with magic and history, beloved by millions. The Harry Potter Studio Tour helps bring this world to life once more in an interactive experience like no other – here’s our guide to help you plan your own trip to the venue!
What is the Harry Potter Studio Tour?
Harry Potter films were created at this studio for over a decade, and during filming many of the most iconic props, costumes and sets were retained by cast and crew. Filming ended on the final Harry Potter movie in 2010, and the production staff were left with a wealth of artefacts which they knew would be treasured by fans from all over the world looking for Harry Potter experiences in London.
Top attractions at the Harry Potter Studio Tour
The tour spans a wealth of incredible items which fans will recognise from their favourite moments in the series, with major highlights which detail the real artistry which went into creating the Harry Potter universe.
During your stay at the Montcalm hotels London, you can look forward to exploring the special effects and props which helped transform studio sets into a unique new world, or browse a range of technical drawings and scale models which were used to inspire large scale sets.
There are also a large number of original costumes on offer, viewable up-close to see the meticulous detail which went into crafting each piece. Some sets have been recreated in their original splendour, such as the Great Hall and Diagon Alley, providing lots to explore.
How do I buy tickets?
Getting tickets to the Harry Potter Studio Tour is quick and simple while staying at the Montcalm London Marble Arch. Tickets have to be purchased in advance, and can be bought online at the official venue website. Ticket prices vary depending on age and group size, including a series of studio tour packages which include digital guides and a paperback souvenir of your trip.
Getting to the tour by car
The Harry Potter Studio Tour is only 20 miles away from London, and can be reached via the M1 and M25 motorways. For those travelling by car, the tour offers free parking on-site, and extensive satellite navigation information can be found on the official website during your stay at the Piccadilly London West End.
Travelling by bus
The tour provides its own shuttle bus service direct from Watford Junction, which take around 15 minutes to reach their destination. These buses run throughout the day from 9:20am, with a final return bus when the tour closes.
Travelling by train
Watford Junction is the closest railway station, and there is also a non-direct train which travels from London Euston to the station.