At the Harry Potter Studio Tour, you can walk through the Great Hall and stroll along Diagon Alley. Furthermore, you can catch the Hogwarts Express on platform 9¾, and wander the Forbidden Forest just like in the movies. Fans of the film will love stepping into Harry Potter’s world where you can see the costumes made for the production and learn about how the special effects were created. There are different types of Harry Potter Studio Tickets available.
Harry Potter Studio Tickets
Most of our Harry Potter Studio tickets include return travel from central London to the studios at Leavesden in Hertfordshire (in the north-west of London). There is a choice of different packages available to purchase and there is something to suit everyone.
The Harry Potter Studio Tour with Transfers for One Person
Take a look behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films with a package that includes a single ticket to the Harry Potter Studio Tour and a return bus transfer from central London. The bus journey takes approximately 90 minutes each way, and the tour takes around 4 hours. Be prepared: it will be an amazing Harry Potter experience and is a must for London’s tourists!
The Harry Potter Family Package Including Transfers from Central London
This package is perfect for a family of four. The Harry Potter Studio Ticket includes bus transportation from central London and entrance to the Harry Potter Studio Tour for two adults and two children (15 years old or younger). Get on the bus in the center of London, and you will be taken to the studio in Leavesden. The exciting tour takes about 4 hours to experience. After the tour, you will get the transfer bus back to London.
A Fully Guided Tour of Warner Brothers Studio, the Making of Harry Potter
This package is one of the best Harry Potter Studio Tickets available. A dedicated tour guide will take you behind the scenes of the films. As you walk around the tour, the guide will share secrets and insider knowledge with you. Furthermore, you can learn about all the amazing sets and incredible effects used in the movies. Electronic headsets are provided to make sure you can clearly hear everything that is said by the guide. The tour groups will be small with a maximum of 15 people in a group. After the guided tour, you can go back in again if you want to experience the tour for a second time on your own. The return transportation is by train from central London.
Harry Potter Studio Tour and Visit to Oxford
This full-day excursion includes the Harry Potter Studio Tour and a visit to the city of Oxford. Book this package and get transportation from London to the Harry Potter Studios, entry to the Studio Tour, travel on to Oxford, a guided tour of the city with entry to the Divinity School. All the transfers are on an executive coach. This is a fun-filled day that is perfect if you have limited time.
FAQs Regarding the Warner Bros. Studios and ‘The Making of Harry Potter’ Tour
Do you need to book Harry Potter Studio Tickets online?
The Harry Potter Studio Tour is very popular with visitors from all around the world, so it is important to book your tickets in advance. Especially tickets with included transfer rides and group tours are subject to sell out – with an online ticket, your participation is guaranteed!
Booking the tickets online is an easy and quick way to make sure you do not miss this fantastic attraction. And what about the pricing of the Harry Potter Studio Tickets? – Booking online in advance means that you have full transparency and be able to book cheap Harry Potter Studio Tickets. You will have immediate confirmation of your booking and it is hassle-free.
Are there any extra costs?
There are no hidden costs to the Harry Potter Tour tickets. Everything you need is in one place and your participation is guaranteed. For detailed information always have a look at the dedicated ticket page (linked above).
How long do you spend at the Harry Potter Studio Tour?
The tour takes around four hours in total. This allows plenty of time to see each area in detail with a little time for refreshments.
Is food included in the Harry Potter Studio tickets?
Refreshments are not included in the price of the package, but there are a couple of places where you can purchase great food and drink at the Harry Potter Studio Tour. There is a Starbucks in the entrance to the attraction, and the Back Lot Cafe is halfway through the tour. The Back Lot cafe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks every day, and this is also where you can get a taste of Butterbeer. Butterbeer is a non-alcoholic beverage that features in the Harry Potter books, and you can buy it as a drink or delicious ice-cream at the studios.
Can you take your own food into the attraction?
Yes, you are permitted to take your own food and sealed drinks into the tour with you. There is a picnic area available.
How far is Leavesden from the center of London?
Leavesden is in Hertfordshire, just outside London. It is about 20 miles from central London and that is why most of the packages include return travel with the entry tickets. This takes all the stress out of the day.
Is there a gift shop?
There is a large gift shop at Harry Potter Studios where you can buy souvenirs. There are keepsakes of every kind available to purchase as mementos of the visit.
Is everything indoors or outdoors at Harry Potter Studios?
Almost all of the attraction is located inside. There are just a few items to see outdoors. This means the tour is not affected by weather conditions and so your visit can always take place as planned.
I heard about a Harry Potter Tour in London which is not part of the studios. How can I find it?
Yes, you heard right. There are also Harry Potter Tours in London which will take you to the iconic spots like Platform 9 ¾, the Leadenhall Market, the Leaky Cauldron and many others. Real HP fans do both of the tours of course.
The Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden
The filming of all eight Harry Potter films took 10 years in total to make. The studios in Leavesden was the place where all magic happened. Thousands of props, sets, and costumes were made and collected at Leavesden. When the filming came to an end, the majority of the items were put on display for Potter fans to experience. It is breathtaking to see all the hard work and incredible detail that went into producing the Potter movies. You can walk through the sets as if you are taking part in the film, and it is very exciting.
The props that you see are the very items visible on the screen in the films. There is also a fascinating section where you can learn how the animatronics work and how the special effects were added. The attraction is a walk-through tour in low lighting. There is a lot to see at London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour.
Breathtaking Movie Sets from Another World
Visitors of the movie studios highly appreciate the detailed and tenderly-crafted scenery of the fantasy/fiction movie. Besides the famous Great Hall with its incredible long dinner tables (we mean like really loooooooooooong!) you can walk through the Forbidden Forrest that has been seen in multiple Harry Potter episodes. But one thing is for sure under the most beloved ones: the Hogwarts Express locomotive on the platform 9¾. You probably heard that the Harry Potter scenes on the platform 9¾ have been recorded at London’s King’s Cross Station. But at Leavesden, they rebuild part of the scenery for ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ (part 2).
And lastly, the ‘Diagon Alley’ is opened for studio visitors and has an unbelievable amount of details that impress its visitors. The Diagon Alley’s most famous spots are definitely Flourish and Blotts, Mr. Mulpepper’s Apothecary, Gringotts Bank, and Ollivanders wand shop. Avada Kedavra!
Dive into Harry Potter’s World and Experience All The Special Effects
Besides a magnitude of detailed film sets, you’ll also have the chance to really dive into the Harry Potter world. With a broomstick. Yes, that is right. The green screen allows the filmmakers to replace the green color with background imagery that is fully computer generated.
At the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, you are able to ride a broomstick in front of the green screen and ultimately fly over London just like in the movies. Other special and visual effects that can be seen on the Harry Potter Tour in London include the invisible cloak, the Chamber of Secrets door and the Whomping Willow. But wait – how can you actually see an INVISIBLE cloak? That’s a mystery that gets unveiled in Leavesden.
The Harry Potter Studios: The Best Rated Touristic Attraction in the World
Leavesden is located in the north of London (Hertfordshire) and is home to the 80-hectare studio complex. The Warner Bros. Studios is under the few places in the United Kingdom that allows big film productions. The Studio Tour for the film Harry Potter opened in 2012 with a grand opening with all the HP’ stars. And since it opened, it’s the highest rated tourist attraction in the world again every year (according to TripAdvisor).
Movies are still made at Leavesden as it is a fully working film studio. Other productions that took place in Leavesden are James Bond 007’s Goldeneye (1995), Star Wars Episode 1 (1999), The Dark Knight (2008) and 300 (2014).
Is the Harry Potter Studio Tour and Its Tickets Worth Its Costs?
Definitely. This article gave you a good overview of what you can expect from the ‘Making of Harry Potter’ tour in London and which ticket options are around. It’s a great opportunity for Harry Potter fans to dive again into the world of Harry and his friends.
But also, for people that don’t care too much about Harry Potter (how can’t you? But that’s another topic) the studio tour is an amazing adventure with all its detailed scenery and information about how special effects were made.
Book your cheap Harry Potter Studio Tickets today and save your guaranteed participation. You won’t regret it, as 6,000 other visitors per day. 😉