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

  • Departure Point Departure Point Victoria, Baker Street, Kings Cross
  • Duration Duration Approx. 7.5 hrs (with transportation)
  • Start Time Start Time Choose your departure time
  • E-Ticket E-Ticket Accepted
  • Social distancing measures are in place on both the branded bus and at the studio 
  • Preferred Partner with Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
  • 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 departing every hour
  • Choose your departure point from Victoria, Baker Street, Kings Cross or Paddington
  • In the event of a regional lockdown, you can change your date of travel or receive travel credits free of charge. If there is a national lockdown, you can receive a full refund.
  • Travel on Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Branded Buses*
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Infant  (3 - 4 Years) was  $38.70
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Get your hands on some of the most coveted tickets around and experience the truly incredible Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Explore grandiose sets, get up close to your favourite props and discover the craftsmanship and talent that went in to creating the iconic films.

Your foray in to the Wizarding World begins where Harry’s did, in the cupboard under the stairs then, after an introductory video featuring some of your favourite characters, you are welcomed in to the Great Hall, set up for a feast. Here you can see the actual costumes and wigs worn by prominent members of the cast, before walking through to the first studio where you’ll find sets costumes props and Death Eaters.
The Sets 

After you leave the Great Hall you’ll soon find yourself entering the Forbidden Forest through a gate flanked by masked Death Eaters, right in to the lair of Aragog. The Forbidden Forest seen in The Philosophers Stone was a mixture of location and studio shooting, whereas the Chamber of Secrets was all done in the Studio. The creepy set is complete with light and sound effects, as well as some unwelcome guests.

Move on to the iconic Platform 9¾ and walk through the Hogwarts Express, taking a look at well-known props from each film. The Hogwarts Express provided the background for the first ever shot captured for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 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. We won’t give much away however; the dusty Ollivanders wand shop was home to more than 17,000 individually labelled wand boxes during the film!

The Animatronics

The terrifying Basilisk that lived within The Chamber of Secrets was created with a mix of practical and visual effects, and a full sized mouth was created, measuring 30ft long with jaws 3ft deep. An aquatronic model was also made that could slither up a track and get close to Harry.  

Buckbeak the Hippogriff, one of books most loved creatures (after Hedwig, of course), had three incarnations; one standing, another rearing and a third lying down, all with moving parts and each feather was 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 man hours that went in to making the model, you’re talking 74 years! 

Potions textbooks, acceptance letters, sweet wrappers, and the Daily Prophet were all hand designed and hand-made! All potions bottles were also all hand illustrated. 

The Props

We’ve covered sets and costumes, so now on to props. There sheer volume of original props in the Studios is impressive in itself and it’s incredibly satisfying when you spot your favourite, whether it’s the Elder Wand or the Golden Snitch. Over 950 potion jars line the walls of Snape’s dungeon, each with unique props inside them and all with hand written labels.

Over 130 plates were made to decorate the startingly pink office of everyone's least favourite teacher, Professor Umbridge, which involved filmmakers having to photograph and film real kittens with crystal balls, witches 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! For example the slithering door to the Chamber of Secrets is often mistaken for a visual effect but it is actually a fully operational door, as is the incredibly intricate Gringotts bank door.

As you would 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 on to 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. 


A Celebration of Slytherin until 12th November 2020

A much maligned Hogwarts House known for their cunning, tendency for the Dark Arts and ‘A certain disregard for the rules’, Slytherin has produced some of the most evil witches and wizards that ever lived. For the first time ever, guests will enter the Great Hall decorated to celebrate a Slytherin victory of the House Cup, complete with a feast and original props from the films. Discover the secrets of the most sinister characters at Hogwarts.

Step in to the Slytherin Common Room and see the film set displayed for the very first time, featuring original props and the imposing fireplace and original costumes worn by the Malfoy family will be on display. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Bloody Baron

And last but certainly not least, Lord Voldermort. Arguably Slytherins most famous wizard, Lord Voldermort reshaped himself many times before he was reborn as the creature we see in The Goblet of Fire. The Studio Tour will showcase the progression of his costumes from young Tom Riddle in the orphanage, to his Hogwarts days, and finally as a full-fledged super villain.

That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of good wizards to come out of Slytherin, Harry himself was considered for the House by the Sorting Hat. Horace Slughorn, Regulus Black, Severus Snape, and even Draco Malfoy all buck the trend in some way.

So come down and celebrate all things Slytherin, just keep away from the Gryffindors.

Hogwarts in the Snow  -14th November – Sunday 17th January 2021

The studio will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with the annual return of Hogwarts in the Snow. This year, its bigger than ever before. as Diagon Alley also undergoes a wintery transformation. New for 2020, the cobbled stones and magical shop fronts will be given a festive makeover. 

The popular Hogwarts castle will of course be dusted with a sprinkle of snow, but the winter fun will start at the beginning of the tour, as you enter the Great Hall, where you will be welcomed with wreaths, garlands and trees topped with witches on miniature broomsticks. The long dining tables will be dressed as they were for the seasonal feast in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory will be decorated with the original props including handmade Christmas cards, some of which were created by the cast members during production. Fireplaces throughout the Studio Tour will also be ‘lit’ with special effects fire, created by John Richardson and the SFX team .

This package includes return transport from central London, 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.


Additional Information

What You Get

  • Return transportation to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London on a double decker branded bus
  • Entrance ticket to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

What You Don't Get

  • Food and beverages
  • Pickup service
  • Digital Guide (available to hire at the Studio Tour for £4.95)

Please Note:
  • Social distancing measures are in place throughtout your experience, including on the branded bus and at the studio.  
  • *Branded buses are subject to availability. Alternative buses may be used during peak periods.
  • You must have your e-ticket to gain entry to this tour.
  • A fee is charged for infants aged 3 & 4 for transportation only 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.
  • To book the Tour with return transport for wheelchair users and their free carers place, please call us on 02072337030
  • 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.
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
Reviews and Ratings

Great experience but expensive. Bus could be more comfortable, it uses regularTfL type buses but these are not comfortable for a 1,5 hour travel. A travel bus would be better

Great experience but expensive. Bus could be more comfortable, it uses regularTfL type buses but these are not comfortable for a 1,5 hour travel. A travel bus would be better234 days ago

Good quick service, can’t help other people talking through it...

Good quick service, can’t help other people talking through it...232 days ago
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