Fully Guided Tour of Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Greater London, United Kingdom

From USD 309.98

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Free cancellation
Up to 3 days in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Offered in: English


Harry Potter fans, grab your wands and owls for the journey to Hogwarts and beyond on an official guided tour of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Take a train directly from central London to the studio, where you’ll be greeted by a representative and taken on an immersive journey featuring original sets, props and costumes featured in all eight Harry Potter movies. From Platform 9 ¾ and Diagon Alley to Hagrid’s Hut and Dumbeldore’s office, you’ll be transported directly to J.K. Rowling’s beloved world of wizardry.
  • Guided tour of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Features a dedicated studio tour guide who will share set secrets and behind-the-scene facts
  • See sets and props from all eight Harry Potter films, including the Great Hall, the Hogwarts Express and Eeylops Owl Emporium
  • Save time with train transport from central London and timed entry into the studio
  • Stay as long as you like after the guided tour and receive priority re-entry into the studio
  • Return to central London easily and at your convenience with included train tickets
  • Enjoy a personalized tour experience with a small group of up to 8 people

What's Included

  • Fully guided tour of Warner Bros. Studios with an expert, English-speaking Harry Potter tour guide
  • Transportation by train
  • Semi-private groups of 8 people or less
  • Timed Entry Admission to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Euston War Memorial
    190 Euston Rd., London NW1 2EF, UK

    Meet at Euston War Memorial outside Euston station. The Euston War Memorial is a stone obelisk with 4 soldier statues at the base, located by the Euston Square gardens, outside the station on the Euston road side, close to the bus stops and taxi rank.

End point

  • London
    London, UK

What To Expect

Euston War memorial (Pass By)

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

6 hours Admission Ticket Included

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Due to issues beyond the local tour operator's control, timings and sites are subject to last-minute changes on rare occasions
  • The total duration of the tour is 6 hours, comprising 1 hour travel time to Warner Brothers Studios, 4 hours guided tour with a 1 hour break, and 1 hour travel time back to London.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

Reserve as early as you can, spots fill up quickly.
Be sure to check out the studio hours so you know how long you can stay.
There are some sets also, that require queuing and for instance allow to take videos in front of a green screen.


475 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Our day at WB studios was awesome.
Elon_O, Sept 2023
Seeing all the amazing sets, and recreations. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, kind, and accomidating.
Harry Potter studio tour
Saloni_T, Sept 2023
my brother and i had SO much fun at this Harry Potter studio tour!!! it was very well organized and in-depth and being HP nerds, we really enjoyed that :)
More then I ever expected. A true lifetime experience
john_m, Sept 2023
Thar Hagred was 2 actors The castle model Clothing hair make up animaltronics Building of scenes Green screen experiences models of the creatures
The guided tour was amazing and absolutely worth the extra money!!!
Gina_H, Aug 2023
I was hesitant to spend the extra money for a special guided tour of the studios, but I am so glad I did! Georgia was an amazing tour guide and brought everything to life. We learned so much more than had my daughter and I only gone through it by ourselves. We spent ~ 3 hrs touring it with Georgia, and then went back in right away and spent another 6 or so hours going through on our own to take extra photos, do the green screen activities, and take extra time enjoying the exhibits. The studios are amazing, but the tour really made the visit extra special. I highly recommend!! Also, our viator person who got us from London to the studios did just that - got us there on time. He didn't talk about Harry Potter or anything and I wasn't expecting him to do that, so wasn't disappointed. But he was easy to follow with his flag.
Expensive but hassle free and maximised what was on offer.
Chloe_M, Aug 2023
Excellent guide (Nathan), definitely got more out of it than if we had done the self guided digital tour, especially with children as we could all listen to the guide together. He was also able to show us objects from behind the barriers. Enjoyable experience all round.
Cant wait to go again
Jade_L, Aug 2023
Guided tour around the studio was totally worth it since we didn’t have the whole day to explore. The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable everyone wanted to listen in. You also got an extra chance to go back and view things at your leisure which sadly we didn’t have time to use so you could easily spend more than the 6 hours exploring
Worst experience
faizpardesi, Aug 2023
There was 1 ticket left. Customer service convinced me to buy 2 for an event 2 weeks back. On the day of the event I found out I will only get 1 and they'll refund me the second and I couldn't go with my wife. Worst experience for a tourist (especially on the last day)
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hello faizpardesi, We want to extend our sincerest apologies for the miscommunication that occurred during your recent booking for the Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. What you experienced is far from our usual standards, and we deeply regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. We understand how frustrating and disappointing this situation must have been, especially on your last day as a tourist. Please know that such misunderstandings are extremely rare, and we are committed to ensuring this does not happen again in the future. To make amends for the inconvenience you faced, we would like to offer you a complimentary tour on City Wonders. We hope this gesture can help compensate for the disappointment you experienced during your previous visit. To arrange your complimentary tour, please reach out to us at with your preferred date and destination, and we will ensure that your booking is processed promptly. We genuinely appreciate your feedback and the opportunity to make things right. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we look forward to providing you with a memorable and enjoyable experience on your next tour with us. Once again, please accept our heartfelt apologies, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you on a City Wonders tour soon. Sincerely, Edgar J. Communications Manager City Wonders
Amazing tour for Harry Potter fans
Anna_L, Aug 2023
This tour was fantastic! We loved getting to ride the train and then bus up to the studio. The tour itself was lead by the knowledgeable and fun Claire, clearly a huge fan herself. I’d heard the studios were huge and there was much to take in, yet we really had to be there to believe it ourselves. We will definitely do this again.
It was a wonderful...
Seba_T, Aug 2023
It was a wonderful experience beyond our expectations so rich full of details and surprises ,organized
Great private tour
Stephen_W, Aug 2023
Private guided tour was amazing and informative. Avoided many of the crowds! Plan for 6-7 hours total
Harry Potter tour
Shrikant_K, Aug 2023
over all well organized with train tickets, coach and VIP tickets to skip the queue. Worth to experience
Hadieh_T, Aug 2023
Mason was unbelievably good as our tour guide. His insight and presence even collected many other self-guided folks who likely wished they had gotten the guided tour. I was SO happy I read these reviews and did this one instead.
our tour Guide, Kim was...
Lynne_H, Aug 2023
our tour Guide, Kim was very knowledgeable and great company, making our tour very enjoyable, would recommend to anyone going to London.
Best Harry Potter experience in the world
Christine_V, Aug 2023
My kids and I didn’t know what to expect when we booked this tour. To say it FAR exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. The Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio self-guided tour would have been incredible, but having this VIP experience put the day over the top. Mason, our guide, was enthusiastic, funny, kind, and extremely passionate. He regaled us with stories from the productions because he was part of them. He also had special ability to walk behind the barriers and go into the set displays to show props to us. We learned so much insider information beyond what the self-guided tours could provide. We disembarked a 12-night cruise at 6:30 a.m. to make it to this, and it was the highlight of our two-week trip. My kids - 15, 13, and 10 - were also the perfect ages for the experience. In short, if you are a Harry Potter fan and you want to splurge on the studio tour experience, this is the excursion for you. Ask for Mason - he is the best!
Very good but not exceptional
Maria_B, Aug 2023
Ines our private guide was exceptional, I highly recommend it. The only draw back was the return home. They should provide a front of the line bus queue for VIP guest, we were in line for half an hour under the heat of the sun!!! After paying for so much, they should have escorted us to the first available bus to bring us back to the train station. Under than that, it was very special and enjoyable 👍
Best way to see the tour!!
Brenda_S, July 2023
Georgia was a great guide. We had a small group of 5 people and that was great. Georgia told us all kinds of things that we did not know about the making of the movies that we wouldn’t have gotten to know if we were going through on our own. Best experience and highly recommend!
Outstanding tour, plan for extra time after the formal tour, minor issues only
Christopher_L, July 2023
Best way to do the studio tour if you can afford it. Transport could be a little more organized for the return trip, but that is trivial in comparison to the good parts. We met our guide at the specified location - both the location and the guide were easily found. We we’re given wristbands for the tour, and train passes for both the outbound and return trips. At departure time, we followed the guide to the train. It seemed like he was able to get us through without anyone caring much about the train passes at the gate - one of the agents just opened up the gate and waved us through. The guide rode with us and escorted us off the train to the pickup for the WB tour pickup point where we boarded a double-decker which took us to the studio. Upon approaching the entry point, the guide retrieved and distributed entry tickets, and then we passed through security and met our official WB tour guides and the City Wonders guide departs. Our overall group was 16, and divided into 2 groups of 8. After brief introductions, you are taken into a staging area and an short theater experience where they show clips and explain the rules. The tour guides take you through back passages and put you at the front of the queue. When you exit the theater bit, you quickly end up in the Great Hall, and the magic really begins. Important things to know: Your guide is not going to show you everything in the tour - that would probably take at least twice as long. You will bypass things that seem “important” - our guides did ask about what the characters and scenes that were most important to us, and did make a point to mention items along the way. What you do get is a lot more deeper dives into many aspects of the costumes, props, makeup, and production. You will see a lot of “hero” items/sets/etc up-close and personal. You will get to see and photograph an amazing array of materials. Once you get to the next item, you basically form a semi-circle next to the guide, and they will go through the item(s) before moving on. There were a few times where other guests tried to break in but it seemed they were discouraged quietly and politely by other WB tour staff. There are a few places where you don’t skip queues for some of the sets, but the waits were brief and allowed for more info from the guides. Before you know it, two hours have passed and it’s time for an hour break at the Back Lot eatery. There is food and butterbeer/butterbeer ice cream - the queues were long but moved fast. Then comes the second half of the tour. Our experience ran a little long, ending roughly 4:30. You then have the option of exiting the tour to hit the gift shop and go home, or to re-enter the tour on your own to his the things that you missed. Because you will have skipped things along the way, you will want to re-enter. It would have been easy to spend another 2-3 hours there, but we had to cut it short because of dinner plans. The shop on the way out is ***extensive*** with quite a few exclusive items and a fair amount of personalization possible if desired. It’s easy to blow an hour or more browsing, and the check-out queue was really the longest one of the day. Once you leave, things are a bit more free-form. I think it would be helpful for the City Wonders guide to explain what we are supposed to do with the train pass a little more thoroughly for the return trip (since he essentially got us waved through on the outbound leg). You join the queue for the shuttle bus back to Watford station, and the supposedly leave at least every 30 mins. We missed one bus that left full shortly after we arrived. There was a wait of about 15-20 mins, then two buses arrived back to back. Upon arriving at the station, you basically have to do the getting back on your own. It seemed that people were having difficulty using the train passes, but the the agents just started waving people through. Like the tube, you swipe in before boarding at Watford and swipe out on leaving Euston- they really didn’t seem to care. I think they have so many tourists to WB that it’s not really worth their time to fuss about the “proper” procedures. Overall, the experience was outstanding and we would highly recommend - especially because the guided tours booked directly through WB tend to sell our far in advance (at least for the summer - Mid July was sold out at the beginning of February).. I would also recommend budgeting at least another 2-3+ hours to revisit the things you missed or want to see more of. This also includes the interactive/photo-op areas which you almost entirely skip during the guided part of the tour. Our WB guide Gregg was outstanding. He had been working there nearly 5 years as an employee, and had visited as a fan a number of time previously. We had a trainee tagging along on our tour, and it seems like their training is fairly expensive - and the degree of fandom inherent to the people doing this work is fairly high. I don’t think there were any questions our guide couldn’t answer. The only other thing worth noting is that there were a series of labour actions going on during our stay affecting train and tube services. I had asked a question of City Wonders about contingency plans if a strike was to affect the rail service and never got a direct answer. The autoreply gives the standard bit about high volumes of messages and discourages phone calls. In any case, by the time we departed for London it appeared clear this was not going to be an issue, but set your communications expectations accordingly.
Fantastic day!
Robert_T, July 2023
Perfect tour from start to finish. Transportation was quick and easy. Tour was amazing. Tour guide extremely knowledgeable. Got busier later in the day and line to ride shuttle bus back to train station was very long.
no customer service help
danielle_c, July 2023
customer service is terrible, have been waiting a very long time for a refund. covid stopped us taking part and they didnt want t know us
Response from Host, July 2023
Hello danielle_c, We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you've experienced regarding your Harry Potter tickets. We understand your frustration, but we would like to clarify that our tickets are advertised as non-refundable from the moment of booking. This information is made transparent to all customers before they proceed with their purchase to avoid any misunderstandings. Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to adapt to rapidly changing guidelines and restrictions, which inevitably affected our operations. Unfortunately, this meant that some events and tours had to be postponed or canceled to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and staff. While we empathize with your situation, we must adhere to our policy regarding non-refundable tickets. Nonetheless, we would like to express our genuine concern for your well-being and sincerely wish you a speedy recovery from Covid-19. We understand that these are challenging times for everyone, and we are here to support you in any way we can. City Wonders takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service, and we regret any miscommunication or lack of assistance you may have experienced. We assure you that your feedback has been taken into account, and we will use it as an opportunity to improve our services further. Kind regards, Edgar J. Communications Manager City Wonders
MaryCatherine_M, July 2023
Our tour guide Lauren was so kind and knowledgeable. She gave us great information and made the whole experience come to life.

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