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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter with Transportation

Greater London, United Kingdom

From $114.71

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Enter the world of Harry Potter™ when you’re in London at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. With convenient transportation from the city to the studio, this Harry Potter tour introduces you to all the details that went into the making of the magical movies, including film sets, props, costumes, and special effects. Stand in the Great Hall, walk along Diagon Alley, see Dumbledore’s office and more. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Admission to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
  • Experience your favorite Harry Potter scenes and characters as you explore independently
  • Walk through Diagon Alley, the Great Hall, and other sets used in the films
  • See the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and pose for photos at Platform 9 ¾
  • Discover the actual props, costumes, and special effects that made the movies so magical
  • Sit back and relax on the round-trip transfer from central London by branded double-decker bus
  • Choose from multiple departure times

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travelers are allotted half a day for independent explorations: plenty of time to see and do what you wish.

What's Included

  • Return transportation to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London on a double decker branded bus
  • Entrance ticket to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup service
  • Digital Guide (available to hire at the Studio Tour for £4.95)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bulleid Way
    Bulleid Way, London SW1W, UK

    Departure Point: Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour begins with departure from London by double-decker bus for the drive from the city to the town of Watford in Hertfordshire, where the studio is located. Hop out of the coach and head inside to immerse yourself in all things Harry Potter.

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter allows you to walk around independently to see real sets used in the Harry Potter movies, including the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s office. Check out the storefronts of Flourish and Blotts, Ollivanders wand shop, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and Eeylops Owl Emporium as you explore Diagon Alley, pretending that Harry, Hermoine, and Ron are right by your side.

Learn about the special effects and makeup that brought spells and beloved characters like Dobby to the screen, and see costumes and props used by the actors. Don’t-miss photo ops abound, so don’t forget to charge your camera!

Your experience ends at Platform 9 ¾ , where you can pose with a luggage cart as it disappears into the wall and enjoy an up-close view of the original Hogwarts Express train, whose 78-year-old engine billows steam. Then make the drive back to London to conclude your tour of the magic of moviemaking.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. Here are just some of the things you can expect to see and do: • Enjoy watching the first Harry Potter movie on the journey to and from the studios. • Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall. • Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures. • Step onto the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley. • See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle. • Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models. • Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series.

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Branded buses are subject to availability. Alternative buses may be used during peak periods.
  • Once booked this tour cannot be cancelled or amended.
  • Butterbeer™ may contain nuts and other ingredients that may cause allergies etc. Golden Tours does not take responsibility for adverse side effects.
  • A fee is charged for infants 0- 4 for transportation only as they require a seat on the bus
  • Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while on or in the vicinity of the tour.
  • The whole experience, including transportation, takes approximately 7.5- 8 hours (subject to traffic conditions); the studio tour itself lasts 4 hours.
  • A variety of special effects (including sudden loud effects and strobe lighting) may be used in certain areas within the tour.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 72 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

      Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter with Transportation?

      A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

      Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter with Transportation?

      A:The policies on sanitization are:
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

      Q:What is the social distancing policy during Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter with Transportation?

      A:The policy on social distancing is:
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

      Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter with Transportation?

      A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff

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      Traveler Tips

      If you pay and follow the audio guide, your visit will take about 3hrs, due to additional information played by the guide.
      The front half takes longer to go through so you can budget more than half your time on the front end and still finish the back-end in time to board the bus.
      1,322 reviews
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      Agnew_D, Jul 2022
      Such a great trip, a must for anyone visiting London, I was blown away with how much this tour offers, and the busride there was very comfortable
      amandaford427, Jul 2022
      This is a must do for Harry Potter fans. Very interesting to see the set up and the costumes. It was also need to see things that were actually used in the filming. The only hiccup was that we had about 2 1/2 hours until our bus departure time when we completed the museum, however the company let us jump on an earlier bus as long as there was room. They have food and butter beer there which is good. There is also snacks as well
      Loved it
      Ayesha_A, Jul 2022
      Excellent, it was easy to locate the pick up point, we left on time and had plenty of time at the studio to see and experience everything. The only issue was they didn’t play any movies on the bus as advertised.
      Did not disappoint
      Catherine_H, Jun 2022
      My daughter was looking forward to this and it did not disappoint. It’s not just a museum there’s lots of interactive activities.
      Must See!
      Heidi_W, May 2022
      We went in 2016 and spent more time in the first half, had lunch and rushed through the second half. This time we were pleasantly surprised by a few new changes and we had more time to see everything, including lunch and later tea before leaving. The place is amazing and definitely worth a visit!
      Paige_L, Apr 2022
      WOW!! That was amazing, it brings the world of Harry Potter even more to life. I will definitely come back to see this. Definitely recommend for all Potterheads, this truly was breathtaking.
      My HP tour experience
      tristantay99, Jan 2020
      Approx 1hr busride from London to Watford due to heavy traffic, no movie was screened due to error in the system. Golden Tours has their own bus stop, a short walk away from the toilets and the entrance. Overall it was an awesome experience to see the movie sets up close. Took 2 hours to clear the self guided tour. If you pay and follow the audio guide, your visit will take about 3hrs, due to additional information played by the guide. Remember to cater for spare time to queue and eat at their food halls! Booking comes with e fixed timing return trip back to London. Since we ended early, we tried to board an earlier bus. Fortunately, we were not denied entry, however we had to wait in line for the current bus time to lasp before being allowed to board. 45mins ride back to London. Bus will stop by baker st if you prefer to drop there.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Impressive location
      Kia_P, Aug 2019
      Definitely a site worth visiting. We (one parent and two teenage children) had 3 - 3½ hours on location and we could have used slightly more time than that. There are lots to see and it is very impressive, and the shop at the end of the tour is huge. We went in the summer holidays and booked the trip several months in advance. We booked the early tour, i.e. departure from central London at 7:30am. This turned out to be a good idea as there were no queues anywhere that early. When our tour finished, there were so many people all over the place! Only points of criticism are the price levels in general (e.g. photos are expensive) and the selection of food being rather limited.
      Golden Tours to Harry Potter
      Vanessa P, Nov 2018
      First- Golden Tours was a great option for us. It allowed us to stay in Central London to explore. We then met at a very easy location to find to jump on the double decker bus to the Harry Potter tour. The bus drops you off and then picks you up approx 4 hours later. This was plenty of time to experience the entire tour plus shopping and eating. Now- the Harry Potter tour. It was great! We absolutely loved it and is a must do for any Potter lover. You get to see so many really movie artifacts and there are a couple interaction portions (such as a magic fight with death eaters) for the kiddos. I recommend all around
      AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!! Best thing to...
      Haley C, Jul 2013
      AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!! Best thing to see in London!!!
      A great, hassle-free way to see the...
      emilyhan31, Jun 2017
      A great, hassle-free way to see the studios. We were traveling with a wheelchair and my 6- year old. The bus was accessible, and the meeting location was convenient. While, like others, we could have spent more time there, it cut the hassle or planning out of making our own transportation arrangements since it is over an hour outside Central London.
      Absolutely a must do for any HP fan...
      Rebecca_N, Oct 2017
      Absolutely a must do for any HP fan- seeing so many movie props and sets is truly fantastic! Try to pace yourself because there is so much to see and the audio tour is great. One of my favorite things I did in London.
      Very worthwhile tour, highly...
      Glenn N, Jun 2017
      Very worthwhile tour, highly recommended. Logistics were perfect, and even for a 50 year old non-Harry Potter expert, it was an awe inspiring experience. My 22 yer old son, who grew up on Harry Potter and is a self proclaimed enthusiast, enjoyed it immensely! Also a great way to see some different parts of northern London and beyond.
      Well it was amazing. You arrive...
      Andrea S, Oct 2016
      Well it was amazing. You arrive ahead of your ticket time, but get into the outside security line right away, since it will take a while to get through it and then the actual entrance line. There is so much to see it's just packed with sets and props. I really enjoyed the tour and the bus from London was very handy.
      We are great Potter fans and decided...
      Janice R, Nov 2016
      We are great Potter fans and decided to do this tour which ended up being fabulous. We did it on a Sunday, so didn't get caught in all of the London traffic. The bus played the first Harry movie both going out and coming back. We had plenty of time to see everything, and what is on display amazed us--never thought that we would see so much stuff. What a testiment to the creativity and attention to detail to everything that was portrayed. Needless to say, the huge gift shop had everything for sale. We even had a few minutes to rest at the cafe before getting back to the bus.
      Granddaughters highlight of London...
      Christina_M, Jul 2016
      Granddaughters highlight of London trip. But found out I am quite a fan also. Beautiful comfortable bus showed first Potter movie on way to studio. Tour guides so helpful and entertaining. Only way to see sights in and around London, use Viator
      I'm a HP fanatic so for me it was...
      Vanessa W, May 2017
      I'm a HP fanatic so for me it was amazing. Got to see all of the sets and costumes and get an inside look. So much to see I ran out of time. If I'm back in London I will probably do it again! I was solo and was never bored
      I was planning to book a Harry...
      Eulalie C, Dec 2016
      I was planning to book a Harry Potter tour and couldn't find any available on the Warner Bros Studio's website. So glad I managed to get 3 tickets on Viator. I didn't need the transportation from London so after booking I contacted the tour operator and they made a note about it and told me to meet their representative in front of the studio. I got there 15 minutes before the tour and it was really easy to find the person who handed me my tickets right away, no need to wait in line. The tour itself is a must-do for any Harry Potter fan, you get a behind the scene tour like if you were one of the actors on the movie, so exciting! Even if you are not a fan, it is quite impressive to see how they created the movies and all the hard work that goes into it. There is a brief introduction at the beginning and then you go on your own so you can spend as much time as you want. The studio is big so if you are a fan, plan enough time to enjoy your visit.
      The only downside was that I wished...
      Craig N, Jun 2015
      The only downside was that I wished we had more time at the studio. I felt a little rushed to see everything and get back in time for the return bus to London.
      Fantastic great seeing everything as...
      sharon.fay, Nov 2015
      Fantastic great seeing everything as I read all the books and seen all the movies a wonderful day even had a butter beer bus ride was also great to see a bit of London .


      Product code: 5461POTTERSTUDIO