I'm preparing to purchase tickets for our family for the HP studio tour. We'll be in London in early August for 2 weeks. I've read conflicting trip reports about what time of day is best for the tour. At this point, tickets are available for the 9 and 9:30 tours almost all days; then, there's a gap to middle to late-afternoon (15:00 and after). We're willing to pay peak train fares if 1) the crowds are more manageable early and 2) doing such allows us time afterwards to either rest up for the evening or go out and about during the afternoon. (We're all adults--"mature" parents and young adult children.) Getting up in the morning is not a problem for us.
Thanks in advance!