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“After all this time?”
There’s no other quote that perfectly encompasses the spirit of the world of Harry Potter™. JK Rowling’s fantasy book series on the Boy Who Lived is a worldwide phenomenon, humanely tackling complex subjects like love, death, loyalty, friendship, and the eternal dilemma of good vs evil.
The 8-part Harry Potter films brought Rowling’s words to the silver screen, not just by bringing wholesome characters to life, but by creating elaborate, detailed sets of locations like the Great Hall and the Forbidden Forest and true-to-word costumes, along with investing in stellar artwork and special effects.
Years after the release of the final book and film in the series, the magic lives on. Fans of the series now have the opportunity to visit the famous sets and go behind-the-scenes on a Harry Potter Studio Tour at the Warner Brothers Studios in London. Examine character costumes, visit Diagon Alley™, ride Hagrid™’s motorbike and do so much more!
While you wait for your acceptance letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, embark on a magical Harry Potter tour in London.
If you’re looking to save time and money on commuting to and from the Harry Potter Studios, opt for Guided Warner Bros. Studio tours that include return transfers. You do not have to worry about planning travel between London and Leavesden; instead, you will be picked up from one of several pick-up points in Central London, from where you will be transported on a luxury coach with built-in Wi-Fi to the studios, and dropped back in the same way. With your transportation worries taken care of, you spend your time exploring the Warner Bros Studios that includes attractions like sets of all eight films, and other important areas of the films including the Great Hall, Diagon Alley, Platform 9 ¾™, Dumbledore’s Office and more.
A tour of the Harry Potter Studios is the perfect escape from the muggle world. Sip on some delicious butterbeer and grab a wand before heading to explore the beautiful sets of locations like the Great Hall, Platform 9 ¾ and Dumbledore’s office, along with getting an up-close, personal look at props, popular character costumes and creation of magical creatures like Buckbeak the hippogriff. Each location is designed to bring iconic moments from the movies to life -- a thrill for every true fan.
The Great Hall at Hogwarts is a pivotal location for Harry and friends; their first sorting ceremonies, the Yule Ball, essential conversations over meals, O.W.L examinations and of course, the battle of Hogwarts took place here. Walk the same steps as your favorite witches and wizards and soak in the fine details of the location design and props in the Great Hall. You’ll get to marvel at the shiny crockery, the massive door at the entrance, the stone statues and four house flambeaux, and actual costumes of popular characters like Professor McGonagall and Hagrid.
The entire contents of the formidable Forbidden Forest remain unknown to Hagrid to date. It is said to be full of creatures like unicorns and centaurs, while also being home to dark monsters. Enter at your own risk! The Harry Potter Studios have created a remarkable version of the Forbidden Forest; walk around and examine the imposing trees that have been designed to represent an eerie atmosphere, meet Buckbeak and Aragog, and take photographs with a life-size Hagrid costume who would be waiting to welcome you in.
Step onto the cobbled stones and enter the bustling streets of Diagon Alley. Dotted with shops selling books, potions ingredients, robes and of course wands, it’s a one-stop location for all essentials a witch or wizard needs. Stop by Flourish and Blotts, pick up some wonderful jokes at the exciting Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes and don’t forget to finally get your wand at Ollivander’s! The Diagon Alley set was redone to shoot scenes at Hogsmeade Village for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film.
To get onto Platform 9¾ while avoid being sighted by muggles, one must run with their belongings, head-first, into a brick wall between platforms 9 and 10. For filming, most scenes were shot at King’s Cross Station in London, while remaining parts were recreated at the Harry Potter Studios to shoot the famous scene between Harry and Dumbledore at the end of The Deathly Hallows Part II. You would get to see the actual Hogwarts Express and picture gliding dementors, or Trevor the Frog hopping about.
On a Harry Potter Studios tour, visitors can further indulge in the wizarding world by engaging in specifically curated seasonal experiences.
Throughout the series, Gringotts Wizarding Bank has played an important role. Step inside the bank of the wizarding world as you take a tour of the Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Decorated with three magnificent crystal chandeliers and marble pillars, walk through the bank hall and explore the gallery of goblins, the Lestrange vault, and more.
It is now a permanent section that houses the original Hogwarts Express steam engine, housed at a recreated Platform 9 ¾. Climb aboard the train’s carriage to grab your chance to recreate the iconic scene where the luggage trolley disappears through the platform wall, and grab a glimpse of how the iconic scenes were shot.
Stroll through the wizarding street of the movies- Diagon Alley to admire the beautiful shops and the carefully crafted props on their windows. Step inside the iconic shops that played a key role in the series like the Ollivanders wand shop, Quality Quidditch Supplies, Madame Malkin’s shop, and more.
Unravel the tricks of filmmaking as you step into the magical world of Harry Potter and shine a light on the popular pranks and mishaps of the magic world. At Magical Mischief, get to know how they filmed some of the famous mischievous moments shown in the movie. Enjoy the experience of finding yourself in a set that is ready for the famous Weasley prank during the O.W.L.s exam at the Great Hall, or find out about the camera trickery behind the disappearing scene with the invisibility cloak, and much more.
Dates: 22nd January to 1st May
“There is no good or evil. There is only power...and those too weak to seek it.” -- this infamous quote by Lord Voldemort defines the dark arts, and those who practice it, best. This Halloween, participate in the Dark Arts experience at the Harry Potter Studios in London to find yourself at a darker Platform 9 ¾, and a spookier Diagon Alley and Great Hall and make your Halloween all the more fun. Follow the Dark Mark trail and try your wand combat moves as you engage in duels against Death Eaters.
Dates: 23rd September – 6th November 2022
Christmas at Hogwarts is a magical time, complete with spectacular decorations. At the Harry Potter Studios, visitors can participate in the Hogwarts in the Snow experience and re-live scenes from the films. Conclude 2022 with Yule Ball for Hogwarts in the Snow and enjoy the moment as you live the iconic Yule Ball scene. With The Gryffindor common room dressed for the season, step into a magical fairyland of Hogwarts in winter as you find the Hogwarts castle model, along with Forbidden Forest, and the Diagon Alley covered in snow.
Dates: 12th November 2022 - 15th January 2023
Typically, a Harry Potter Studio Tour takes about 3-7 hours, depending on your ticket. If you choose to attend an experience, shop, or dine, your time at the studios would increase accordingly. For details regarding your tour's duration, please check your tickets before purchasing.
Owing to its popularity, a Harry Potter Studios tour is always bustling with fans. However, since their intake capacity is limited, you would be able to comfortably explore. Comparatively lesser crowds can be found outside of the summer season (June to September). A highly recommended experience is visiting during Christmas, owing to the magical decoration and atmosphere.
You can get to Harry Potter Studios by using public transport like bus and train, or by car. You can also opt for Harry Potter Studio tours that include return transfers, preventing the hassle of having to plan your commute to and from Leavesden.
Yes. You can avail the free parking services outside the Harry Potter Studios by simply displaying your ticket. Priority parking is also available for visitors next to the studio entrance; however, you would have to book and pay for your spot in advance.
Yes. All Harry Potter Studio tours are wheelchair-accessible. Some locations might be difficult to navigate like Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Bridge; we recommend approaching with caution.
Yes. A cloakroom is available on the premises where visitors can check-in bags, strollers and coats free of charge.
The Harry Potter Studios are home to several eateries like the Hub Cafe, Food Hall or Chocolate Frog Cafe. Meals are served here for lunch and dinner till 08:00 PM on weekends and till 05:00 PM on weekdays.
Q. What can I access on a Harry Potter Studio tour?
A. Guests can visit sets created for all eight Harry Potter films, including, but not limited to the Great Hall, the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley, and Platform 9 ¾ among others.
Q. Does my Harry Potter Tour in London include a guided tour?
A. Not all Harry Potter Studio tours include a guided tour. You would have to purchase tickets that specifically include guided tours.
Q. Does my Harry Potter Tour in London include return transfers?
A. Most Harry Potter Studio tours include return transfers. Ensure that you check before purchasing your tickets.
Q. Can I purchase a Harry Potter tour in London right at the studio?
A. No. Owing to the limited number of visitors at the studio at any given time, pre-booking your tickets is mandatory.
Q. How do I get from London to the Warner Bros. Studio?
A. Located about an hour’s drive from the London city center, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour offers several bus tours operating that offer hourly return transfers from central London and Birmingham directly to the studio tour. Here's more information on how to get there.
Q. When is the best time to go for a Harry Potter tour in London?
A. A Harry Potter Studio tour books several months in advance so to maximize your chances of getting tickets, we recommend going on a weekday for better availability of slots.
Q. What are the best attractions on a Harry Potter London Studio Tour?
A. From Diagon Alley to Platform 9 ¾, The Great Hall and the Forbidden Forest, the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio is brimming with exciting experiences and attractions. Here are all the attractions on the tour.