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.