Visitor Info - What to Expect on Your London Walking Tour


If you're into Harry Potter and find yourself in the UK, don't be a muggle – head straight to the Harry Potter Studio Tour near London. This tour happens at the Warner Bros. Studio, the place where they shot most of those iconic Potter films. You'll be roaming around places like the Great Hall, the railway station – yeah, the one where the Hogwarts Express pulls in – and various nooks and crannies inside Hogwarts.

Now, let's get to the nitty-gritty – here's all the visitor information stuff you need to know before apparating there.

Visitor Information

Getting There

Monday to Friday: From 10:00 AM onwards

Saturday and Sunday: From 10:30 AM onwards

The tour lasts for 2.5-3 hours and ends at King’s Cross Station.

Please ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts at The Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY. 

By Bus: Take the shuttle bus from Watford Junction station (included in ticket price).

  • Journey time: 15 minutes.
  • Train from London Euston: 20 minutes.
  • Train from Birmingham New Street: 1 hour.

By Car: Located in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, 20 miles from central London.

  • Journey time: 30 minutes.
  • Ample parking available (cars £10, coaches £20).

By Taxi: The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is also accessible by taxi. Taxi companies in London will be able to provide you with a quote for a taxi to the Studio Tour.

  • Cloakroom: There is a cloakroom located in the lobby where you can store your belongings.
  • Changing facilities: There are changing facilities located in the restrooms.
  • Toilets: Toilet facilities are situated within the lobby and throughout the Studio Tour. Baby changing facilities are available in each toilet block.
  • Parents' and babies' room:There is a parents' and babies' room located in the lobby where you can change your baby's nappy and feed them.
  • Chocolate Frog Café: This cozy café serves up a variety of sweet treats, including hot chocolate, ice cream, milkshakes, and cakes. It's the perfect place to grab a quick snack or a sweet treat to enjoy while exploring the Studio Tour.
  • Food Hall: This bustling restaurant offers a wide selection of classic British fare, including pizza, pies, burgers, salads, and children's meals. It's a great option for families or groups who are looking for a hearty meal.
  • Backlot Café: This rustic café is located near the outdoor sets, and it serves up a menu of burgers, hot dogs, and the ever-popular Butterbeer. It's the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before or after your Backlot Tour.

Map of the Studio tour

Use this map to plan your visit and find your way around Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Download the map.


General Parking Information

  • Parking is free in our designated car park, a short walk from the Studio Tour entrance.
  • Visitors must have their booking confirmation ready for inspection by the Car Parking team upon entering.
  • Each vehicle in a group must have its own booking confirmation for independent travelers.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed, but other pets are not permitted for safety reasons, and visitors cannot return to the car park until the end of their visit.

Electric Vehicle Charging

  • Pod Point charging stations are available for electric vehicles.
  • Users need to download the Pod Point Open Charge app on their smartphones for access.
  • The service is subject to Pod Point's terms and conditions.
  • Visitors must provide their own EV cable for the charging stations.

Blue Badge Parking

  • Free blue disability badge parking bays are located near the Studio Tour entrance.
  • Eligible visitors must bring and display their disabled parking badge on the day of the visit.

Priority Parking

  • Priority Parking, situated next to the Studio Tour entrance, can be purchased online for an additional £10.
  • Available for pre-booking only and cannot be purchased on the day.
  • Priority Parking tickets are delivered with e-tickets as an email attachment or via post.
  • On arrival, present the Priority Parking ticket at the first ticket check point to receive a windscreen sticker and be directed to designated bays near the entrance.

Book Harry Potter™ studio walking tour tickets

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Transfers from London
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
6 hr. - 7 hr.
Transfers Included
More details
Small Group Expert Guided Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Transfers
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
5 hr.
Guided Tour
More details
Harry Potter Studio Tour with London Film Locations Walking Tour
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
11 hr.
Guided Tour
More details
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
5 hr. 15 min.
More details
The Making of Harry Potter Tickets with Timed Entry & Escorted Train Transfers
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Guided Tour
More details

Frequently asked questions about Harry Potter™ studio walking tour visitor information

What is the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter?

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is a behind-the-scenes look at the filmmaking magic that brought the beloved Harry Potter stories to life. Visitors can explore iconic sets like the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, and Platform 9 ¾. They can also see how special effects were created, learn about the intricate costumes and props, and fly on a broomstick.

Where is the studio tour located?

The studio tour is located in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England, about 20 miles from central London.

What are the hours of operation?

The studio tour is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets must be purchased in advance and prices vary depending on the day of the week and the time of year. Adult tickets typically range from £50 to £80, while child tickets (ages 5-15) typically range from £35 to £50.

How can I get to the studio tour?

The studio tour is accessible by car, train, and bus. There is a shuttle bus service from Watford Junction station, which is about a 15-minute journey from the studio tour.

What is the best time to visit the studio tour?

The studio tour is busiest during the summer months and on weekends. If you can, visit during the off-season or on a weekday to avoid crowds.

How long does the studio tour take?

Allow at least 3-4 hours for your visit. If you want to see the outdoor sets, including the Hogwarts castle, you will need to purchase a Backlot Tour, which adds an additional 1-2 hours to your visit.

What are the facilities at the studio tour?

The studio tour has a variety of facilities, including a cloakroom, changing facilities, toilets, food and drink outlets, a gift shop, and a parents' and babies' room.

What should I wear to the studio tour?

Wear comfortable shoes, as there is a lot of walking involved. You may also want to bring a raincoat or umbrella, as the weather in England can be unpredictable.

More Reads

Harry Potter walking tours
Harry Potter studio tours
Harry Potter walking tour