Enjoy a Harry Potter tour package in England's capital city, London. Our London Harry Potter package includes a 3* or 4* hotel in Central London, including breakfast, and a day trip to the Warner Bros Studio - The Making of Harry Potter. Our sample itinerary is based on a 3 night stay, but different durations are available, please see the 'Book this Tour' section on the right of this page.
A choice of 3* or 4* London city centre hotel, including breakfast
Day trip to Warner Bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, with entry and return transfers to London included.
10% discount on any International Friends Small & Friendly day trip
Day 1 - Arrival & check in
Your London city break begins! Transfers are not included as part of this package, but can be booked by clicking here. If you have booked a transfer with us, you will be met by your chauffeur and transferred to your hotel. Check in at most London hotels is between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. After check in, the remainder of the day is free to explore the city or relax at your leisure.
Day 2 - Day trip to Harry Potter Studios
You will be collected from your hotel and taken to our executive minibus, before heading out to the Harry Potter Studios. Follow in the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione as you step onto authentic film sets and experience the magic that went into creating one of the most popular film series of all time!
Stroll along the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivander's, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, and Gringotts Wizarding Bank. See iconic props from the films, explore the Forbidden Forest and new for 2019, Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Great Hall, Dumbledore's office, the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic. The drop off after this tour is London Victoria, a perfect location to continue exploring London from. We have both morning and afternoon departures for this tour, which will be confirmed after booking.
*Please note that due to the limited availability of Harry Potter tickets, this trip may be on day 2 or day 3 of your London package - we will confirm shortly after booking.*
Day 3 - Free day in London or explore England
With a world class selection of attractions, museums, galleries, shops and restaurants you will be spoilt for choice for things to do in London. Visit the British Museum or Natural History Museum, explore the vibrant West End and Theatreland, ride the London Eye, take a cruise on the River Thames and enjoy a meal in a traditional English pub.
If you would like to see more of England we have a fantastic selection of small group day trips from London, destinations include:
Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge
Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford Upon Avon
Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury - The Legend of King Arthur
By booking this package, you will receive a 10% discount voucher which can be used on any International Friends small & friendly day trip from London.
Day 4 - Check out & departure
Check out at most of our hotels is between 10.00am & 12.00pm, although late check out and bag drops can often be arranged with the concierge desk, subject to availability. Your departure transfers are not included in this package, but can be booked by clicking here.
Day One - Arrival
How will I get from the airport to my hotel?
Arrival transfers are not included as part of this package, but the easiest way to get from London airports to Central London is to book a hassle free transfer with us, which can be booked here.
If you do decide to book a transfer with us, your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall in the airport 30 minutes after your flight lands. All flights are monitored by our staff and the driver will adjust his/her arrival time to your actual flight landing time. You do not have to worry if your flight is delayed en route. After you have collected your luggage you will walk through into the arrivals hall where your driver will be holding an International Friends sign with your name on.
If you do not wish to book a transfer with us, there are several other transport options to make your way into London, including the Gatwick Expres, London Underground and Overground services.
What time can I check in?
Most London hotels begin check in between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, although every hotel is different. Your check in time will be detailed in your Welcome Pack.
Day Two or Three - The Making of Harry Potter with hotel pick up
What time will my driver collect me?
The pick up window for this trip is 9.30am - 10.00am. As this is a shared service, we are unable to guaruntee a precise pick up time but your driver will be with you between 9.30am and 10.00am.
How long will I have at The Warner Bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter?
We will spend 4 hours at the Harry Potter Studios, which is longer than the 3.5 hours recommended time.
Will my driver drop me back to my hotel?
No, this tour finishes at London Victoria, which is a well connected station with train, bus and taxi links to all around London. Getting back to your hotel from here will be very easy. It is also a great place to explore London from, as it one of the main coach & rail stations in Central London.
Day Four - Departure
What time do I need to check out of my hotel?
Your check out time will be between 10.00am and 12.00pm, but this varies for each hotel. We will confirm your check out time in your Welcome Pack. Late check outs and bag drops may be arranged directly with the concierge desk, subject to availability.
How will I get from my hotel to the airport?
The easiest way to get from your hotel to the airport will be by booking a private chauffeur transfer, which can be booked here.
If you book a private transfer with us, your driver will collect you from your hotel reception area. Your driver will be identifiable by the International Friends board they will be holding, which will also have your name on. We recommend you plan to arrive at your departure airport 3 hours before your flight departs. The exact pick up timings will depend on which airport you are leaving from. Our experienced team of staff will manage this and confirm timings with you.
If you have not booked a transfer with us, there are several ways to travel to London airports, including the Gatwick Express and London Underground and Overground services.
We have a great range of 4* and 5* London City Centre hotels, in a variety of locations available for you on this pre cruise hotel package, all on Bed & Breakfast basis:
3* Hotel Options
3* Thistle City Barbican
The Thistle City Barbican is walking distance of Old Street Tube Station and just a short cab ride to King's Cross, Liverpool Street and Barbican rail and tube stations, meaning access to the whole of London is easy. With every hotel booking, you can enjoy the Otium Health & Leisure Club to work out, swim or simply de-stress in the Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam room.
4* Hotel Options
4* Copthorne Tara
The award-winning service at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is friendly without being fawning, and the experienced team will help make your stay extra special. A stylish and contemporary hotel, perfectly located for the museums on Cromwell Road, Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, tucked away behind Kensington High Street.
4* Amba Hotel Grosvenor
A 4* charming hotel in London, styled in a Victorian design, the property is located in the heart of London, around 700m from Victoria tube station. Previously called the Grosvenor Victoria, this hotel in London is a great location for those wanting to explore London, within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
4* Amba Hotel Marble Arch
The hotel is just a stone’s throw from shopping hotspots such as Oxford Street and Mayfair, as well as a host of famous London landmarks including Madame Tussauds and Hamleys. With outstanding modern facilities, as well as luxurious rooms and expert staff, you’ll love your experience at this hotel near Oxford Street. As a 4* hotel, you can expect absolute comfort and impeccable service.
4* Amba Hotel Charing Cross
Just steps from Trafalgar Square, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is a 4* oasis of calm housed within a beautiful, Grade II listed building. Experience the unique combination of 150 years of British heritage, attentive service and seamless technology, with the personalised service you need to feel at home, indulged and special.
4* Thistle Kensington Gardens
This 4-star luxury hotel is set on the tree-lined Bayswater Road, opposite the stunning Hyde Park and just a short stroll from Kensington Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial Garden. Westminster Borough is a great choice for travellers interested in luxury brand shopping, shopping for clothes and theatre.
4* The Tower Hotel
A 4* hotel near Tower Bridge, The Tower Hotel delivers the ideal hotel experience, combining convenience and comfort, with rooms designed to reflect the individual style and character of the hotel itself. With the Tower of London UNESCO World Heritage Site on your doorstep, exploring the city starts the moment you set foot outside.
4* Hard Rock Hotel
Located on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, just steps away from chic boutiques, world famous department stores, historic West End theatres and the glorious green spaces of Hyde Park. The incredible memorabilia collection at the hotel pays tribute to former residents such as Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, and Bob Dylan.
4* The Bailey's Hotel
You'll feel at home in the Victorian grandeur of this redbrick townhouse, just moments away from world-renowned museums and the luxurious neighborhood of Knightsbridge. With a history as beguilling as the five-story and impressive decor, this characterful hotel will make you wish walls could talk...
4* Copthorne at Chelsea Football Club
Situated within the grounds of Chelsea Football Club, the Millennium Hotel at Chelsea FC is just a short walk from the Kings Road, the heart of fashionable and affluent Chelsea. Just a 5-minute walk from Fulham Broadway underground, meaning London's many attractions are just a short journey away.
4* Millennium Gloucester
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington blends classic and contemporary styles across all rooms, giving travelers great value for money. The hotel is only a three-minute walk from Gloucester Road underground station – and with local gems such as the Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace just around the corner, you’ll have easy access to some of the best sights in London.
4* Millennium Knightsbridge
Nestled on Sloane Street, Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge is a 4-star cosmopolitan hotel in the heart of the luxury fashion district. Situated next to Hyde Park, this hotel is close to Harrods, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Offering a contemporary take on modern hospitality, this hotel is a favorite for the style-conscious and culture-lovers alike.
5* Hotel Options
5* Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Located in London's historic core and close to the Tower of London, Borough Market, St.Paul's Cathedral, the Shard and HMS Belfast, the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge is in the perfect location to allow you to fully immerse yourself in the heart of central London. This 4-star hotel is located close to the Tower Bridge, the Gherkin and the lively area of Shoreditch.
5* Millennium at Chelsea Football Club
Situated within the grounds of Chelsea Football Club, the Millennium Hotel at Chelsea FC is just a short walk from the Kings Road, the heart of fashionable and affluent Chelsea. While the hotel is right next to Stamford Bridge on Fulham Road – a dream come true for any Chelsea Football Club fan – the hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Fulham Broadway underground, with London's many attractions a short journey away.
5* The Royal Horseguards
The Royal Horseguards is a 5* hotel in the heart of London edging onto Covent Garden and Theatreland, and overlooking the London Eye. A luxury hotel in a Grade I listed building with bedrooms that offer Victorian elegance and modern features, including free Wi-Fi, Elemis toiletries, and a free minibar.
5* Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Pauls
Nestled beside St Paul’s Cathedral, the Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s is the ideal place for leisure visitors to the city. The hotel is conveniently located just a five minutes walk from St. Paul’s underground station, perfect to explore London from.