The tour was an amazing experience. Only complaint was we only had about 2 1/2 hours to complete tour as bus left at 5.15.
This tour was amazing!
If you even mildly enjoyed any of the Harry Potter movies, you should visit. If you, like most people, are a huge fan of the series you must turn this into a pilgrimage. You will be blown. a. way!
If you are anything like me and a Harry Potter fan, visiting the Studio and the making of Harry Potter is without hesitation essential. The studio from central London isn't the easiest to get if you don't have a car, so this excursion is one option. After about an hour's drive depending on traffic you arrive at the Studio's. Our driver did give us an interesting narrative of places in London as we were leaving and I did learn one or two new things and also saw a few things I'd never seen in London. Of the tour, I'd recommend you try and avoid peak times/seasons, I visited out of school holiday time and there was still a good 20 minute wait for queuing to get in, due to their staggered timing. This does eat into your allotted 3hrs to 3.5hrs there. There really is so much to see and do inside the studio and it is a fan's dream. Highlights inside are so many, I can't recommend this enough, it is one of the highlights of many London trips and different museum's / exhibitions I've done over the years. You get to see the great hall, Hogwarts express, costumes, props , the Knight Bus, you can try butterbeer etc etc. To be honest 3hrs is just not enough. There are many photo opportunities. The shop can be viewed as pricey, but hey if you are a HP fan, you won't mind too much, its not like you would be visiting and buying from it everyday. If you are a fan, this will be a heavenly, out of the world tour, especially if you get the fullest time there and you aren't rushed.
Parfait !... Mon petit fils était aux anges. Cette visite est aussi agréable pour des adultes qui, comme moi, n'ont pas lu un seul livre ni vu un film Harry Potter. Organisation parfaite
This was one of the highlights of our vacation. As hard core Harry Potter fans, this was an awesome experience....so much to see and so little time! That would be our only complaint....we really needed more than 3 hours to tour the studio and see everything...an extra hour would have been great! If you love Harry Potter, don't miss this tour!
This tour is a must-do for any fan of the Harry Potter movies.
When we arrived at the Victoria Coach Station the bus was easy to find, after one hour of driving we arrived at the studios, where the bus driver instantly got us our tickets.
Although we still had to stand in line for like half an hour before we got to our tour, it actually wasn't even that bad, since the entrance hall already shows some pictures and requisites.
But even though the 150 minutes that are left for the actual tour are enough to see everything- even to buy a butter beer and have some time at time at the souvenir shop-, we still had to hurry a little at some points.
The ride back took about 30 minutes longer since we started at about rush hour the bus took a few more stops there so we even got to get off at Marble Arch which fitted perfectly into our plans.
For my part, I'd take that tour again- any time, since some parts of the exhibition change from time to time.
From time to time it really feels like being in the movies, for example while walking through Diagon Alley.
Definitely THE highlight of my trip to London.
This trip was basically a bus there and back. The driver will let you off at the studio and you will need to assemble 3 hours later. If you feel you will need more than 3 hours, you may wish to take a train and free shuttle instead. : the studio was FANTASTIC i must say!!! super interesting!
The coach ride was great, I loved the tour! I am a huge Harry Potter fan and there was so much to see. I could have stayed hours more. I definitely plan to book this trip again the next time I go to England.
Fabulous experience at Harry Potter Studio, and the bus was very comfortable
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