Harry Potter Studio Tour Attractions
Explore the iconic Warner Bros. Studio and immerse yourself in the magical world of wizards, witches and wonder with the Harry Potter studio tour. Escape the muggle life and go on an enchanting walking tour of the dazzling world of Harry Potter. Walk in the footsteps of wizards and witches, hop aboard the triple-decker Knight Bus and ride in the Flying Ford Anglia from the beloved film series.
Experience first-hand the spellbinding and painstaking artistry of the work of hundreds of artists, designers, technicians and production crew to bring alive the magic of the Wizarding world. Grab your wands and let the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London cast a spell on you. Explore the magic behind the making of the 8 iconic Harry Potter films. It’s a journey that is bound to enthral wizards and muggles alike.
Harry Potter Studio Tour Attractions
There's plenty to see on your visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tours in London. Here's what's in store for you!
Diagon Alley is a one-stop destination for all essential supplies needed by a wizard or witch. Step into Ollivander’s, Flourish and Blotts, Mr. Mulpepper’s Apothecary and more to replenish your school supplies. The original architecture and layout of Diagon Alley represents a combination of the rich details from the Harry Potter books along with streets described in the works of author Charles Dickens. The Diagon Alley set features intricately detailed props, shop interiors, and decorations that have undergone significant changes throughout the making of the films. Additionally, the set pieces were re-dressed for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to be showcased as the village Hogsmeade.
The Great Hall
The Great Hall served as the backdrop for several unforgettable memories through Harry’s journey, including the Sorting Ceremony, the Yule Ball, the end of the Second Wizarding War, Christmas and Halloween feasts and more. It has been featured in 7 of the 8 films in the series. The set stunning handcrafted props like the House Points Counter, Professor Dumbledore’s Lectern, the teacher’s table and costumes from students belonging to each Hogwarts house. Attend the special two-course Christmas feast at The Great Hall. Watch in delight as the set transforms to keep up with the festive spirit.
Platform 9 ¾
All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Platform 9 ¾ has taken thousands of wizards and witches from the muggle world to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Although several scenes of Platform 9 ¾ were shot on location at King’s Cross Station, a portion of the platform was recreated and restyled at Leavesden for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. The Hogwarts Express was the backdrop for the very shot ever filmed for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and was also the very last shot of the entire series in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Gringotts Wizarding Bank
Spread across 6500 sq. ft., Gringotts Wizarding Bank is one of the biggest attractions of the studio tour. The set features props and costumes created with painstaking effort. The Lestrange vault featured the Sword of Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff’s cup and over 38,000 pieces of prop treasures. Get a glimpse of the costumes and prosthetics worn by Bogrod and Griphook and the 210,000 coins created for the Deathly Hallows films. Gringotts played a significant role in the Harry Potter film series; most importantly, the one where the trio break in to find a horcrux and escape on the Ukrainian Ironbelly Dragon.
Other Attractions on Your Harry Potter Studios Tour
1. The Forbidden Forest
Home to dozens of magical creatures including unicorns, hippogriffs and centaurs, the Forbidden Forest is a patch of an untamed forest that is mostly under the care of Rubeus Hagrid. His hut is located at the edge of the forest. The set is featured in the first, second and final installment of the series and is adorned with 19 trees with a diameter of over 12 feet each.
2. Behind the Seams
Uncover the enthralling secrets behind over 25,000 unique items of clothing that were created during the making of the Harry Potter franchise. Get a chance to wear your house colors in an original Hogwarts robe that appeared in the film series. The secrets you uncover vary depending on the time and season that you visit as the costumes displayed change to complement the season.
3. Potions Classroom
Get a glimpse of the fabled polyjuice potion and the unique props kept within the 950 potion jars at the Potions Classroom. These props include shrunken heads, baked animal bones, dried leaves, herbs and many more handmade items made by the props department. Each jar has been individually labeled and hand-designed by the Graphic Design duo MinaLima.
4. Professor Dumbledore’s Office
Glance at the numerous portraits and gaze in awe at the level of painstaking detailing on display at Professor Dumbledore’s office. Take a peek at the over 900 hand-designed memory vials created for the pensieve, his memory cabinet.
Meet Buckbeak and marvel at its three life-size animatronic versions on the tour. Each feather has been carefully, individually inserted to look realistic. The talented artists and technicians consulted with physiologists and veterinarians to make Buckbeak’s wings, legs and proportions look as accurate as possible.
If you are up for a hair-raising experience, face your fears and get up-close with Aragog. Each hair strand has been inserted individually by hand. With a leg span of over 18 feet, it took 15 people to control the animatronic Aragog on set.
7. The Basilisk
Measuring 30-feet long and featuring 3-feet deep jaws, the Basilisk is an imposing and formidable sight to encounter. Marvel at the astonishing craftsmanship of the talented technicians, designers and artists that brought this creature to life using a combination of practical and visual effects.
Other sets include a 1:24 scale model of the Hogwarts Castle, Privet Drive, the Gryffindor common room, Hagrid’s Hut, and Professor Umbridge's office at the Ministry of Magic. Take a peek at the hundreds of thousands of props, movie memorabilia, costumes, sets and more that were used to bring the magical world of Harry Potter to life.
Shop at the Harry Potter Studios
Gift yourself and your fellow Potterheads the best official merchandise, souvenirs, memorabilia and more from Harry Potter Studio shops. Head on over to the Forbidden Forest shop, Studio Shop or the Railway shop to purchase exciting gifts that thrill muggles and witches and wizards alike.