For fans of Harry Potter and the magical world of J.K. Rowling’s books, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter is an absolute must-see on your trip. You’ll get to see original sets, props, and costumes, try out for the quidditch team, meet incredible magical creatures, and even sample some Butterbeer! Tickets sell out, sometimes months in advance, so book early to make sure you don’t miss out.
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Harry Potter: Warner Brothers Studio Tour and Transfers
Take the bus from central London for this magical full-day tour of the Warner Brothers Studio. Go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film sets to explore the enchanting props and costumes, and walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters.
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Harry Potter Studios & Private Transfer from Central London
Enter the magical movie worlds of the Warner Bros. Studios on a 7-hour tour from London. Transfer by private car, and experience the magic and mystery of the “Harry Potter” film saga. Follow in the footsteps of Harry, Ron, Hermione and more.
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Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour from King's Cross
This Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter package includes round-trip transportation from King’s Cross. You’ll have extended time to explore the studios, and be able to see everything from the Hogwarts Express to The Great Hall.
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Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Transfer
Learn behind-the-scenes secrets of making the "Harry Potter" series on a visit to the Warner Bros. Studio. See the whimsical sets, props, and costumes used in the film.
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Get even more Wizarding World wisdom with an expert guided tour at Warner Bros. Studios or add a themed walking tour around London to your trip.
Warner Bros Studio: Fully-Guided Making of Harry Potter Tour
Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience when you join this unique fully-guided tour at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter available through preferred partner, City Wonders.
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The Magic of Harry Potter in London
Discover the magic of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies on this 1-day walking and studio tour in London. Stroll through the streets of London with a guide and discover sites used in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies such as the bridges over the Thames River and Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross Station. Step behind the cameras on a guided tour of the Warner Bros Studio, then enjoy time to explore further at your leisure. This 1-day tour includes round-trip travel from central London.
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Harry Potter Studio Tour & Oxford Day Tour from London
Depart London for a magical day out on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour–The Making of Harry Potter, followed by a visit to the University of Oxford. The full-day trip includes admission to the studio tour and a professional guided walk in Oxford.
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From London: Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Return Transfer
Visit the studios where the Harry Potter films were produced. Explore the Great Hall, Hagrid’s Hut and much more. Then try Butterbeer in the Backlot cafe before heading home and continuing to watch the first Harry Potter on the luxury coach.
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Harry Potter Family Package with Transfers from London
Enjoy a magical family day at Warner Brothers Studio, Leavesden, with transfers from London. Go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film sets to see wizardly props. Walk in the footsteps of Harry, Hermione, and all your favorite characters.
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter with Round-Trip Transportation
Depart from London Victoria or Baker Street for a day of filmmaking magic
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7 Tips for Visiting the Harry Potter: Warner Bros Studios
Forbidden Forest | Photo: Flickr, Ungry Young Man - CC-BY 2.0
Buy your tickets well in advance! You can’t buy tickets on the day at the attraction, and tickets often sell out several months in advance, especially if you want to visit during seasonal events, such as Hogwarts in the Snow (around Christmas) or Dark Arts (at Halloween). These seasonal tickets sometimes sell out a whole year in advance, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Making of Harry Potter | Photo: Flickr, Dave Catchpole - CC-BY 2.0
For more information and behind the scenes footage, pick up a touchscreen Digital Guide! They’re narrated in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian, plus some of the videos can be subtitled.
Bring your house scarf for great photos, or pick one up in the store in the lobby when you arrive!
Make sure to ask the friendly staff members lots of questions when you get to the sections about costumes, make up, and special effects, they’re very well-informed and will be happy to give you more information about what you’re seeing.
The only part of the tour where you’ll be hurried along is the Great Hall because it’s the first set on the tour. The next group will be waiting to get in, so make sure that you make the most of your time in here since you can’t come back later!
The last store is the largest, so save your shopping for the end - plus you won’t have to carry your purchases around with you. If you see something you like and you can’t find it in the last store then don’t worry, you can order it from the Studio Tour’s online shop later.
The journey from Central London takes about an hour if all the public transport is up and running as it should, but make sure you plan your route ahead of time so that you aren’t late for your slot!
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of attraction is it? Are there rides?
The Making of Harry Potter is not a theme park, so you won’t see any rides. Instead, it’s a collection of original sets, costumes, props, and interactive exhibits which tell the story of the making of the 8 Harry Potter movies, and how the world of Harry Potter was pulled out of J.K. Rowling’s books and into reality. Visitors will get to see animatronic figures of magical creatures, walk the cobblestones of Diagon Alley, and have a go at riding a broomstick!
Which sets will I see on my tour?
There are lots of sets, some extensive, some smaller. You’ll start in the Great Hall, then you’ll get to see the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley, and the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 and 3/4. Outside on the Backlot, you’ll be able to visit the Knight Bus and Privet Drive. From April 2019 you can also visit Gringotts Bank in Diagon Alley.
Are any of the sections scary?
Arachnophobes might want to skip the part of the Forbidden Forest where you’ll meet Aragog, an acromantula (or giant spider, for those not versed in Potter-speak). Just ask a member of staff and they’ll show you an alternative route.
How long does a tour take?
The average visit takes 3 and a half hours, but there’s no time limit so you can explore for as long as you like. Just make sure that you don’t miss the last bus back to the train station!
Is there a restaurant at the Studio Tour?
In the lobby (where you’ll be at the start and end of the tour) there’s a café and a Starbucks, and there’s also a Backlot Café about halfway through the tour. You can bring your own food along with you and enjoy it either in the Backlot area or the outside picnic area before or after the tour. Just be aware that you can’t go back to pick up food from the cloakroom or your car once you’ve started your tour.
Can I take photographs?
You can absolutely take photographs or film while you’re visiting Warner Bros. Studio Tour London! Just make sure that you’re using a handheld device as tripods and other specialist filming equipment (like drones) aren’t allowed to be used onsite.
The Studio Tour is usually open from 8.30 am, with the first tours beginning at 9 am, with the final tours at 6.45 pm and the tour closing at 10 pm. During less busy times of year the first tour begins at 10 am (with the Studio Tour opening at 9.30 am) and the final tour begins at 4.30 pm, with the attraction closing at 8 pm. The Studio Tour is also occasionally closed for maintenance or to decorate the attraction for special events. Check the opening times for your chosen dates before visiting.
Tickets for visitors aged 16 and over cost £43, and £35 for children aged 5 to 15. Children up to the age of 4 can enter free of charge but you’ll need to book them a free ticket. A family ticket is available for £140 and covers either 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and up to 3 children.
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How to get there:
Parking is available free of charge to visitors who have booked tickets ahead of time. The easiest way to travel using public transport is to take the train to Watford Junction (which is inside the Oyster card zone) and then taking a shuttle bus to the Studio Tour. The shuttle bus takes about 15 minutes, and buses depart every 20 minutes. The shuttle bus costs £2.50.
Free WiFi is available throughout the Studio Tour, and guests are invited to share their experiences on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! If you need a little bit of extra juice, you can also buy branded portable phone chargers from the information desk for £15.
Coats, bags, and any shopping you may have with you can be stored in the cloakroom free of charge. Please note that the cloakroom can’t store food. Visitors are also asked to leave strollers in the cloakroom if possible, as only a limited number can be allowed into the attraction during each time slot.
Visitors may be required to undergo a bag search before entering the tour. The following items will be confiscated so please do not bring them: knives (including penknives with blades longer than 3 inches (7.62cm), pepper spray, firearms, imitation firearms, any other offensive weapons, and illegal drugs. Visitors are required to store the following items in the cloakroom during their visit: knives with blades smaller than 3 inches, including Kirpans, alcohol, and scissors.
Disabled parking bays are available in the free car park, just let the staff know that you need to use one and they’ll show you the way. A free carer ticket can be booked by each disabled visitor. Proof of entitlement - either a letter confirming your entitlement to Disability Living Allowance, a letter from your doctor, or a Blue parking badge) should be shown when you arrive. A British Sign Language tour is available for Deaf visitors and Audio Descriptive tours are available for visually impaired visitors. Both of these tours should be booked at least 14 days in advance. Manual and electric wheelchairs are welcome inside the Studio Tour, although visitors who are part of a large group are asked to notify the attraction before their visit. At the beginning of the visit, there’s a cinema with a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users, and there is also a limitation on how many wheelchairs can be inside the latter part of the tour at the same time. Some sections of the tour may be more difficult to navigate in a wheelchair, such as the cobbles of Diagon Alley, and the Hogwarts Bridge can only be accessed via a short staircase due to the nature of the original set piece. Visitors who want to take part in the broomstick flying opportunity need to be able to transfer from a wheelchair onto a broomstick, but seatbelts can be provided if required. Mobility vehicles wider than 33.8 inches (86cm) can’t be accommodated, but guests can borrow a manual wheelchair free of charge. In addition to several accessible bathrooms located throughout the Studio Tour, visitors can also use the ‘Accessible Plus’ space which includes a hoist, changing bench, and shower facilities. Please ask a member of staff if you need to use this facility during your visit. Induction loops are fitted throughout the tour and are compatible with most hearing aids that have the ‘T-coil’ function. Personal induction loops can also be provided for the Digital Guide, just ask a member of staff when you collect your Digital Guide from the lobby. Ear defenders are available during the cinema area of the tour for visitors who are sensitive to loud noises. All registered guide dogs, hearing dogs, and medical alert dogs are allowed inside the Studio Tour, owners are asked to bring any relevant documentation and to ensure their dog is easily identifiable as a service dog. Water bowls can be provided for service animals. Assistance dogs in training can’t be accommodated.