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.
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).
By Car: Located in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, 20 miles from central London.
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.
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.
The studio tour is located in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, England, about 20 miles from central London.
The studio tour is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.