Warner Bros. Studio London

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Warner Bros. Studio London: Our most recommended tours and activities

Harry Potter Studios & Private Transfer from Central London

1. Harry Potter Studios & Private Transfer from Central London

Go on an enchanting journey into the world of “Harry Potter” on a day trip from London to the Warner Bros. Studios, including entrance tickets and round-trip transfer from London. Make your way to the studios by private transportation from central London, and on arrival discover all the secrets of your favorite “Harry Potter” saga. Enter an alternate world as you walk around Diagon Alley. See stores such as Flourish and Blotts or Ollivanders Wand Shop. Go to Hogwarts and see the Great Hall, Dumbledor's office, and the Gryffindor rooms. Marvel at Platform 9¾ and the Hogwarts Express. Learn how the special effects work, and admire costumes and props that made the films feel so real. Before you go back to the world of the Muggles, enjoy a “butterbeer,” or purchase some souvenirs at the studio shop.

London: Warner Bros. Studio Tour and River Thames Cruise

2. London: Warner Bros. Studio Tour and River Thames Cruise

Take a trip out from London to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. See your favorite characters, amazing sets, and even take a walk through the Forbidden Forest. Enjoy a cruise up and down the River Thames and capture some of the most iconic sights in London. Make your way to the studio in Leavesden, Watford, and enter the magical world of Harry Potter. Marvel at the spectacular sets created for the iconic films, including The Great Hall, and Platform 9 and 3/4. Stroll down Diagon Alley and admire the costumes and props that brought the book to life. Visit the newest expansion of the studio and walk through Gringotts, the wizarding bank. Find the Lestrange vault, a gallery of goblins, and see for yourself the Sword of Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff's Cup, and one of Voldemort's infamous Horcruxes. Join your sightseeing cruise on the River Thames at either Westminster or Tower Pier, and enjoy the convenience of hopping on and off to see what London has to offer. Spot the Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, Tower Bridge, the Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, Borough Market, and much more.

London: Harry Potter Studio Tour and Oxford Day Trip

3. London: Harry Potter Studio Tour and Oxford Day Trip

Join a full-day bus trip from London which combines a trip to the Warner Bros Studio Tour 'The Making of Harry Potter' with a walking tour of Oxford University. Start your tour at the historic city of Oxford, home to England's oldest university. Enjoy a guided walking tour that takes you past famous college buildings, cloisters, quadrangles, and cobblestone squares. See the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, the Sheldonian Theatre, and selected colleges. Enjoy free time to explore all that Oxford has to offer at your own pace. Continue to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour and begin your magical experience at The Making of Harry Potter. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets and hear about the filmmaking techniques used to make the magic of the Harry Potter films. Visit the most recognizable set features from the films: the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room, the Ministry of Magic, 4 Privet Drive, the Weasley kitchen, Hogwarts Express, and Diagon Alley. Board the original Hogwarts Express train and see a recreation of Platform 9-3/4. Explore the interior train carriage set that was featured during filming and take a selfie with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the brick wall.

Warner Bros Studio: Fully-Guided Making of Harry Potter Tour

4. Warner Bros Studio: Fully-Guided Making of Harry Potter Tour

Travel by train directly to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Enjoy timed access and be greeted by a guide who will reveal the wonders you will encounter throughout your tour of the original sets, props, and costumes from all eight of the Harry Potter films. Start with a short film in the cinema before you enter the iconic Great Hall set where your guided tour will begin. Learn production secrets and inside information, as you witness the processes used to bring the films to life. Take a look inside Dumbledore’s office, walk along the famous cobbled street of Diagon Alley™, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders™, Flourish and Blotts™, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Bank™ and Eeylops Owl Emporium™. Visit the original Hogwarts Express™ locomotive and a recreation of Platform 9 ¾™. Climb aboard the train’s carriage and pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall. Enjoy other memorable sets from the Harry Potter film series including the Gryffindor™ common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s™ Hut, the Potions classroom, and Professor Umbridge's™ office at the Ministry of Magic – all while being captivated by the secrets and insights shared by your guide.      Once your guided tour comes to an end, you have the option to re-enter and explore the studio at your leisure, browse in the shop, or enjoy a coffee in the cafe. Choose to return to London by train at a time of your choosing.

London: Small Group Warner Bros. Studio Tour

5. London: Small Group Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Stroll along the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivander's, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, and Eeylops Owl Emporium. See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000, Hagrid’s motorcycle, and the Philosopher's Stone.   Explore the Forbidden Forest and rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Great Hall, the Gryffindor Common Room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom, and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.  No visit would be complete without visiting Platform 9 ¾, and, on this tour, you’ll have a chance to snap a photo with the trolley on your way to catch the Hogwarts Express. See the latest edition to the studio tour: Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Lined by towering marble pillars with three magnificent crystal chandeliers and finished with real brass leaf, you will discover costumes and prosthetics belonging to Bogrod, Griphook, and many other goblin bankers, as well as inkwells, quills, ledgers, and piles of Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts.   Enter the depths of the Lestrange vault used to store the treasures of Bellatrix Lestrange, including the Sword of Gryffindor and Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup — one of Voldemort’s many Horcruxes. Here, you can have a unique photo opportunity allowing you to step inside the Lestrange vault and surround yourselves with treasure.   Afterwards, you’ll be dropped off at London Victoria Station, a perfect location from which you can continue exploring London.

From London: Day Trip to Harry Potter Studios and Oxford

6. From London: Day Trip to Harry Potter Studios and Oxford

Depart London and journey towards Warner Bros. Studio to take "The Making of Harry Potter" tour. Located in former aircraft hangars in the residential district of Leavesden, the unique attraction recreates the magic of Harry Potter and all your favorite characters. Board the original "Hogwarts Express" train at a recreation of Platform 9¾, and explore the inside of the train carriage featured in the films. Take a selfie with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the station's brick wall. The studio staff will reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets and unveil the intricate prosthetics and make-up that transformed actors into creatures in the blockbuster films. See sets from the original movies, and get a peek inside the college of Hogwarts during the 4-hour studio tour. Journey through attractions such as The Great Hall, Gryffindor Common, Hagrid's Hut, the Weasleys' kitchen, and the Ministry of Magic. Take a tour of the backlot and a special effects tour, see a model of Hogwarts Castle, and much more. Depart the Studios and journey to Oxford to explore the real college buildings, including the medieval Divinity School. Upon arrival in the university city founded in 1167, take a guided tour of the historical center and admire some of the most famous college buildings, cloisters, and quadrangles. Delve down alleyways and into chapels, look inside dining halls and across cobblestone squares under the shadows of the legendary "dreaming spires." Enter the hallowed heartland of academia, including the Bodleian Library, Radcliff Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, and other select colleges.

London: Harry Potter Studio and Locations Tour

7. London: Harry Potter Studio and Locations Tour

Explore the magic of the Harry Potter films on a guided walking tour to filming sets in London. Board the Hogwarts Express and see items from the film sets during the the "The Making of Harry Potter" studio tour at the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden.  Meet your guide outside Leicester Square Gardens or opposite Kings Cross (please check your ticket) for the start of your spellbinding walking tour of some of London's most famous Harry Potter movie locations. Discover some of the actual sites of the capital seen in the famous Harry Potter films. Hop aboard a luxury bus and head to the Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden for the afternoon. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the movies were made on the studio's "The Making of Harry Potter" tour. Look at props, sets and more from the Harry Potter films. Feel the thrill of stepping aboard the Hogwarts Express. Return to your meeting point at the end of your.

Dover to London & Heathrow Transfer via Warner Bros Studios

8. Dover to London & Heathrow Transfer via Warner Bros Studios

Take advantage of your time in England and combine your transfer from Dover cruise terminal to London or Heathrow, with entry to the Warner Bros Studio: The Making of Harry Potter, a truly unique attraction that allows you to experience the magic that has gone into creating one of the most successful film series of all time.  Visit some of the most iconic film sets featured throughout the movies, including the Forbidden Forest, the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore’s office, the Ministry of Magic, Hagrid’s Hut, the Weasley Kitchen, and Diagon Alley and so many more! Learn how actors were transformed into creatures, and how the visual effects teams created this magical world. This tour aims to depart Dover by no later than 10:00am. The journey from Dover to Warner Bros Studio is approximately 2.5 hours, and there will be a short comfort stop en route in a service station with bathroom facilities, shops and restaurants. Scheduled arrival time at the Studio is between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. After 3 to 3.5 hours at the studios, the coach will begin drop offs, aiming to arrive in Heathrow at approximately 6:30pm and central London around 7:00pm to 7:30pm.

Planning Your Visit

  • Make sure to get the Activity Passport

    Activity Passports are available for free from the info desk by the entrance. If you're there with kids, definitely grab one as it includes fun activities such as a Golden Snitch hunt and six passport stamps to collect throughout the studio – a great souvenir to take home!

  • Ride the legendary double decker bus

    If you're coming by public transport, take the train to Watford Junction and from there, ride the Harry Potter double decker bus to the studios. It's a more convenient way to get there than by regular transport, as it's cheap, the buses come roughly every 10 minutes, and they drop you directly at the entrance to the studios.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    9AM - 10PM daily.
  • Is it expensive?
    Ticket prices vary.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Handheld digital guides are available onsite for £4.95. For more details, please speak to staff at the collection point in the Studio Tour Lobby.
  • How to get there
    After getting the train to Watford Junction, you can take the Harry Potter double decker bus.
  • Additional information

    • Arrive at the site 20 minutes earlier than your designated time slot.

    • Tickets are not available on site and must be bought in advance.

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What people are saying about Warner Bros. Studio London

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 28,701 reviews

The tour was wonderful. It really gave us an appreciation of how much goes into the production and attention to detail. We highly recommend it to any Harry Potter fan. The only suggestion for improvement is the quality of the audio on the bus. The headsets were cheap and because the movie was playing on a DVD the sound was low and garbled.

transfert aller sans problème et 5h sur place ! Le parc est très bien conçu en passant de salle en salle et nous n'avons pas vu le temps passé. Génial. On est plongé dans l'ambiance. Les billets sont donnés à l'arrivée. Tout est bien organisé. juste le chauffeur au retour qui n'était pas très prudent

The exhibition is considerably larger than you first think and really well done. A transfer also makes sense, unfortunately you can forget to book last minute, a few days before I could only be helped here.

The trip to the Harry Potter studio was an extraordinary experience that our child will never forget. She was super glad to be there. Mike was en excellent guide.

Absolutely had a magical day! The tour was truly enjoyable especially if you are a Harry Potter fan!