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Harry Potter™ Studio opening hours & best time to visit

Harry Potter Studio opening hours

Timings are susceptible to change on a weekly or monthly basis. Check the studio's calendar when planning your visit.

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The Harry Potter Studio is open every day from 8:30am to 10pm, except for a few select holidays. The first tour start at 9am and the last tour starts at 8:30pm.

How long you spend at the studio varies depending on the type of ticket you choose. Guided tours are ideal for experiencing the studio hassle-free. If you're dining at the venue, your tour duration will significantly vary. Most tours typically take 2 hours but you can spend much longer if you really explore the studio in-depth.

Closed: The studio is closed from November 11 to 15, and on December 25 and 26.

Best time to visit the Harry Potter Studio

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Peak season vs low season

Peak season (March to August): Spring offers pleasant temperatures around 20 degrees. It's an idea time to visit before the summer tourist rush. For a magical experience like the holidays in the Harry Potter movies, opt for a Christmas visit, complete with lights, decorations, and choir performances.

Low season (November to March): Visit the studio during the off-season for fewer crowds. Although cold, a thick jacket will keep you comfortable.

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Weekday vs weekend

Weekdays are ideal to avoid the extra crowd and general tourist rush. The studio tours are always in demand and admission to these lengthy tours are based in pre-booking. Book your tickets several weeks in advance to get a slot of your preference.

On the day, visit the studio during the first half. The tours take anywhere between 3 and 7 hours so book an early slot to get enough time to explore. The crowds also peak at 4pm so booking an early slot will let you enjoy a stress-free and pleasant experience.

Restaurant timings

Harry potter studios restaurant timings

Indulge in a delightful meal at any of the themed restaurants while exploring Harry Potter™ Studios. Here are the opening hours for the restaurants in the studio:

The Chocolate Frog Café: 8:30am to 10pm

The Hub Café: 8:30am to 10pm

The Food Hall: 8:30am to 8pm (Weekends and school holidays), 8:30am to 5pm (All other days)

The Backlot Café: 8:30am to 10pm

How long should I spend at Harry Potter™ Studio?

You need approximately 3 to 7 hours to tour and explore Harry Potter™ Studio.

On the tour, you can relive the nostalgia of the Wizarding World in its realistic sets. If you dare to, venture into the Forbidden Forest, have a grand feat at the Great Hall, learn about Mandrakes in Professor Sprout's Greenhouse, and open an account with Gringotts with the help of goblins. Later, head to the Harry Potter™ Studio shops for exclusive Harry Potter merchandise, find your wands, and gift yourself the full Hogwarts Trunk package. Don't forget to stop by the Harry Potter-themed restaurants for a Butterbeer or delicious confectionaries.




Book your tickets and tours to Harry Potter™ Studio

From London: Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tickets with Round-Trip Transfers
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Mobile ticket
6 hr. - 7 hr.
Transfers included
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From London: Early Access Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Round-Trip Transfers
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6 hr.
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From London: Premium Tour of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio with Round-Trip Train Transfer
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Flexible duration
Guided tour
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Tickets & Guided Tour of Oxford
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11 hr. 30 min.
Guided tour
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From London: Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Morning Tour with Hotel Transfers
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7 hr.
Guided tour
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From London: Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour Tickets with London Film Locations Walking Tour
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9 hr.
Guided tour
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From London: Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Semi-Private Experience with Champagne
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6 hr. 15 min.
Guided tour
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harry Potter™ Studio opening times

Are there Harry Potter™ Studio tours every day?

Yes, the Harry Potter™ Studio tours are open year-round except for some holidays. It is closed from November 11 to 15, and from December 25 to 26.

What are the Harry Potter™ Studio opening times for restaurants?

The Harry Potter™ Studio opening times for restaurants are the same as the timings of the studio, except for The Food Hall which closes at 8pm on weekends and school holidays and at 5pm on all other days.

What are the Harry Potter™ Studio opening times for the gift shops?

The Harry Potter™ Studio shop opening times are the same as the timings of the studio.

Is the Harry Potter™ Studio open on public holidays?

The Harry Potter™ Studio is open on all public holidays except Christmas. The studio is closed on December 26.