Step into the magical world of Harry Potter and journey behind the scenes of one of the most successful film series of all time at the Warner Bros Studio London – The Making of Harry Potter. Fans can step inside memorable sets such as Diagon Alley, Dumbledore's office, and the Great Hall; discover behind-the-scenes secrets and special effects used in the Harry Potter movies; and admire a huge collection of costumes, iconic props, and interactive exhibitions.
Visiting the Warner Bros Studio is only possible by guided tour, with most tours including return transportation from London. Potter fanatics can also combine a studio tour with stops at other notable Harry Potter film locations in England, such as Platform 9¾ at Kings Cross St. Pancras in London or the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College in Oxford.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Tickets to the Warner Bros Studio must be booked in advance—each visitor is given an assigned time slot.
- Be sure to bring your camera and comfortable shoes, as there’s lots to explore on a walking tour.
- Printed guidebooks and digital guides are available in nine different languages.
- Most areas of the studio are wheelchair accessible, although a few of the sets have uneven ground that may make access difficult.
- Free WiFi is available on-site.
How to Get There
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is located in Watford, about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of central London. The closest railway station is Watford Junction, from where direct services run from London Euston and take about 20 minutes—shuttle buses run from the station to the studio.
When to Get There
The Warner Bros Studio is open all year round, but special events are often held during school holidays and celebrations. At Christmas time, the annual Hogwarts in the Snow event brings a host of seasonal festivities, while at Halloween, the sets get a spooky makeover.
Magical Moments on the Harry Potter Studio Tour
Immerse yourself in JK Rowling’s wizarding world by hopping aboard the original Hogwarts Express steam train, wandering through the Forbidden Forest and the Dark Arts exhibitions, and taking a peek inside Hagrid’s Hut, the Gryffindor Common Room, and the Ministry of Magic. You can even try on costumes, taste a cup of Butterbeer or a Butterbeer ice cream (extra cost), or pose for a green-screen photo to see yourself “flying” on a broomstick. Don’t forget to pick up a wand or another piece of official Harry Potter fan merchandise in the Studio Gift Shop.