Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter (with Transport)
- Preferred Partner of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
- Travel on Warner Bros. Studio Tour London branded buses whilst watching a movie on your seat-back screen*
- Experience filmmaking magic at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
- Step into the Great Hall, walk down Diagon Alley™ and visit Dumbledore’s office
- See actual costumes and props from all eight Harry Potter™ films
- Return transport from Central London to the Studio and back. Depart from Victoria, Baker Street or Kings Cross
- Includes Studio entry ticket
- Rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor with over 37,000 ‘Excellent’ reviews
- Cancel your booking and receive a full refund up to 48 hours before your time of travel
Golden Tours are preferred partners of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. This allows us to offer exclusive packages with return transportation, even when entry tickets aren’t available on the official website.
- *Branded buses are subject to availability. Alternative buses may be used at times. You must show your e-ticket to gain entry to this tour.
- A fee is charged for infants aged 3 & 4 for transport as they require a seat on the bus. Infants 2 years and under require a ticket although they are free. Entry to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is free for children 4 years and under.
- Cancel free of charge up to 48 hours before your departure date and time.
- Butterbeer™ may contain nuts and other ingredients that may cause allergies etc.
- Branded buses are equipped with UBS charging ports and Wi-Fi.
- Please view the bus schedule for the full timings. You must return on your designated bus.
- Wheelchair users should not book a Kings Cross departure.
- Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day.
Get your hands on some of the most coveted tickets around and experience the truly incredible Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Discover grandiose sets, all your favourite props and the immense craftsmanship and talent that went into creating the iconic films.
Your foray into the Wizarding World begins where Harry’s did — the cupboard under the stairs. After an introductory video featuring some of your favourite characters, you’re welcomed into the Great Hall, where you’ll see actual costumes and wigs worn by prominent members of the cast.
From the Great Hall enter the Forbidden Forest through a gate flanked by masked Death Eaters, right into the lair of Aragog. Other iconic sets include Platform 9¾, with the Hogwarts Express providing the background for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s first ever shot and then, 10 years later, for the very last shot during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Possibly the most exciting part of the tour is Diagon Alley, home to the dusty Ollivanders Wand Shop, where there are more than 17,000 individually labelled wand boxes.
Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse opened its doors permanently in the Studio Tour last summer. Enter the greenhouse to see where students were taught Herbology lessons — watch out for the Venomous Tentacula hanging from the ceilings! See many exotic and magical plants and get the chance to pull out a potted Mandrake as part of the interactive display.
Discover the terrifying Basilisk that lived within The Chamber of Secrets. Created with a mix of practical and visual effects, its full-sized mouth measured 30ft long with jaws 3ft deep. It could even slither up a track to get close to Harry. You’ll also see Buckbeak the Hippogriff, one of the books most loved creatures (after Hedwig, of course). Buckbeak had three incarnations — one standing, another rearing and a third lying down — and each of its feathers were individually glued on!
The Art Department
On your tour you’ll come across the incredible Hogwarts Castle model. A team of 86 artists and crewmembers built the first version of the castle, which was enhanced with digital effects to create the unforgettably realistic views of the school. With 2,500 fibre optic lights, which flicker to give the illusion of students walking through corridors, real gravel and plants, if you calculated all the working hours that went in to making the model, you’re talking 74 years!
Potion textbooks, acceptance letters, sweet wrappers, and the Daily Prophet were all hand designed and hand-made! All potion bottles were also all hand illustrated.
The sheer volume of original props in the Studios is impressive and it’s incredibly satisfying when you spot your favourite, whether it’s the Elder Wand or the Golden Snitch. See over 950 potion jars with unique props inside them in the Potions Classroom and 900 memory vials and labels in Professor Dumbledore’s office. Did you know over 130 plates were made to decorate the startingly pink office of everyone's least favourite teacher, Professor Umbridge. Filmmakers had to photograph and film real kittens with crystal balls, witch's hats and balls of wool. Sounds like a fun day in the office!
The Special Effects
It may come as a surprise to many fans to learn that their favourite special effects were actually real! The slithering door to the Chamber of Secrets is often mistaken for a visual effect but it’s a fully operational door, as is the incredibly intricate Gringotts bank door.
As you can imagine, green screen played a huge part in creating the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Quidditch, for example, would have been a tricky one to film without green screen! Why not hop onto a broom yourself and try your hand at the magical game?
Make sure you re-fuel with a tasty butter beer, just like Harry, Ron and Hermione would have done in the Leaky Cauldron and visit the incredible gift shop!
Mischief in the Great Hall (20th January – 16th April 2024)
Discover the filmmaking trickery used to pull off the magical pranks and wizarding mishaps seen on-screen in the Harry Potter films. Enter the Great Hall and step into a fan favourite scene from Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix as the O.W.L examinations take place, complete with the swinging pendulum and exam desks. Uncover secrets throughout the studio tour including the magic behind Harry’s invisibility cloak and flying acceptance letters and have a go at making an origami howler just like the one delivered to Ron in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Beware of the Cornish Pixies flying around as you try to locate where they have hidden!
The times displayed in the booking panel are the times that the branded bus departs from your chosen central London location.
This package includes return transport from Central London and your entry ticket to the Studio tour, meaning you don’t have to worry about how to get there. Our luxury vehicles have free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating giving you a stress-free journey all the way to the Warner Bros. Studio entrance and back again. You can watch one of the official movies on your seat-back screen whilst you travel in style. So sit back and relax, whilst we transport you to the Harry Potter world of magic and the wizarding world. Please click here for full bus timings.
- Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SR.
- 144 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5PH – Near Baker Street Station (Click here for directions from Baker Street Station).
- King's Cross Station, Pancras Road, Bus Stop T, N1C 4TB (Click here for directions from King's Cross Station)
Directions from Victoria Station to Bus Stop 1 Bulleid Way: Exit Victoria Station via the Buckingham Palace Road Entrance, to the right of the Gatwick Express platforms. Turn left and walk down Buckingham Palace Road until you reach the first main junction. When it’s safe to do so, cross the road at the traffic lights and turn left. Walk around 20 yards, before turning right into Bulleid Way. Your branded bus will NOT depart from Victoria Coach Station. what3words location: eager.play.forks
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