How to visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London

Find out all you need to know about the popular Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
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Discover how to get tickets, what to expect on the tour and how to get to the venue.

What is Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London?

Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London is one of the city’s most popular attractions: a tour of the studio where all eight Harry Potter films were produced.

Step onto authentic sets including the Great Hall, Diagon Alley and the Forbidden Forest; see iconic Harry Potter costumes and props; and uncover the magic behind the films’ spellbinding special effects.

How to book tickets

Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London tickets must be booked in advance and cannot be purchased at the venue.

The Harry Potter Studio Tour is very popular, especially during school holidays, so book early to avoid disappointment.

See all ticket options and book now.

How to get to Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London

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Go behind-the-scenes of the Harry Potter films. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London is located in Watford, 32km (20 miles) north west of London.

Travelling by bus

The easiest way to travel to Warner Bros. Studio Tour is by bus from central London. Buses regularly depart from London Victoria, Golden Tours Visitor Centre - Baker Street and London King's Cross and take you directly to the entrance of the Studio Tour.

The air-conditioned branded buses include meet-and-greet services at both the departure and arrival points. You can then pass the time during your journey watching one of the Harry Potter films that are played in the built-in entertainment systems. Book tour tickets and return travel.

Bus timings

Departure times for the buses vary depending on where you choose to board the bus. They usually depart central London around two hours prior to your tour start time with visitors required to arrive at the departure point at least 15 minutes early to check in.

The earliest buses depart from London at 7.30am from London Victoria and 7.40am from Golden Tours Visitor Centre - Baker Street, with buses running every 30 minutes thereafter. Departures begin at 9.30am from London King's Cross, with buses running every two hours.

To help plan your day, please see the following timings and be sure to check all timings on your booking confirmation

London Victoria and Golden Tours Visitor Centre - Baker Street: Depart at 7.30am from London Victoria, (7.40am from Golden Tours Visitor Centre - Baker Street), arrive at Warner Bros. Studio Tour for entry at 9am, depart from the studios at 1.30pm, and arrive back at London Victoria or Golden Tours Visitor Centre - Baker Street at approximately 3pm. 

London King's Cross: Depart at 9.30am from London King's Cross, arrive at Warner Bros. Studio Tour for entry at 11.30am, depart from the studios at 4pm, and arrive back at London King's Cross at approximately 5.30pm.  

Can I make my own way there?

Travelling by train

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You can also travel there by rail, with direct services running from London Euston. The closest railway station is Watford Junction. From Watford Junction, you can usually take the shuttle bus to the Studio Tour. Buses run at least every 30 minutes from 9.20am and this journey usually takes about 15 minutes. The last return shuttle bus will depart when the studios close.

Travelling by car

There is a free on-site car park for those who would like to drive to the studios in their own vehicle. Priority parking is available to purchase for an additional £10. 

If you wish to travel by taxi there are designated drop off and pick up points that can be navigated using the postcode WD25 7LR and What3Words app - ///grabs.intent.movies. Taxi pick-up requires the driver to show a valid booking confirmation or reservation at the arrival car park. 

How long does the Studio Tour take?

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There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend at Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London, but most visits last three to four hours. Make sure you take into account travel time to and from the venue when planning your visit.

What to see and do at Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London

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Professor Sprout's Greenhouse at the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

Enter into the magical world of Harry Potter and see iconic props, sets and costumes galore, with the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – London.

Tour highlights include:

  • Shop-lined Diagon Alley, featuring fan-favourite Ollivanders wand shop.
  • Gringotts Wizarding Bank, with its towering marble columns and crystal chandeliers – also featuring the Bellatrix Lestrange Vault and a gallery of goblins.
  • The Forbidden Forest set, complete with 19 impressively large trees.
  • Wailing Mandrakes in Professor Sprout's Greenhouse.
  • The Great Hall, with its wooden banquet tables, student costumes and props.
  • Quidditch uniforms and Yule Ball gowns.
  • Iconic creature props, including The Basilisk, Buckbeak and Aragog.
  • The Backlot Café, where you can enjoy a frothy, non-alcoholic Butterbeer.
  • Popular exterior sets, including the Knight Bus and Hogwarts Bridge. The inside of Privet Drive is closed to maintain social distancing. 

Events not to be missed

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For the biggest fans of the saga, learn more with special exhibitions and themes that vary from time to time, including:

  • Magical Mischief: discover how the magic of the books came to life on screen with filming tips, Weasley brothers' pranks and tricks. 20 Jan-16 Apr
  • Return to AzkabanDiscover brand-new film sets, props and costumes, dedicated to the fan-favourite third instalment of the Harry Potter series, Prisoner of Azkaban. 1 May-4 Sep
  • Dark Arts: Immerse yourself in the iconic settings of the Harry Potter films in a spookier setting with the Halloween feast and floating pumpkins in the Great Hall while you learn the art of duelling and face off against You-Know-Who's loyal minions, the mangemasters. 15 Sep-5 Nov
  • Hogwarts in the Snow: Discover the magic of Hogwarts in the snow and explore the techniques used to transform the film sets into a winter wonderland. 11 Nov-14 Jan