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

Greater London, United Kingdom
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Free cancellation before 8 November.
  • 8 hours
  • Offered in: English


Enter the world of Harry Potter™ when you’re in London at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. With convenient transportation from the city to the studio, this Harry Potter tour introduces you to all the details that went into the making of the magical movies, including film sets, props, costumes, and special effects. Stand in the Great Hall, walk along Diagon Alley, see Dumbledore’s office and more. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Admission to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
  • Experience your favorite Harry Potter scenes and characters as you explore independently
  • Walk through Diagon Alley, the Great Hall, and other sets used in the films
  • See the original Hogwarts Express steam engine and pose for photos at Platform 9 ¾
  • Discover the actual props, costumes, and special effects that made the movies so magical
  • Sit back and relax on the round-trip transfer from central London by branded double-decker bus
  • Choose from multiple departure times

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Travellers are allotted half a day for independent explorations: plenty of time to see and do what you wish.

What's Included

  • Entrance ticket to Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
  • Return transportation to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London on a double decker branded bus
  • Meet and greet service before departure
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup service
  • Digital Guide (available to hire at the Studio Tour for £5.25)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Golden Tours
    Stop 1, Bulleid Way, London SW1W 9SR, UK

    Departure Point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SR

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour begins with departure from London by double-decker bus for the drive from the city to the town of Watford in Hertfordshire, where the studio is located. Hop out of the coach and head inside to immerse yourself in all things Harry Potter.

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter allows you to walk around independently to see real sets used in the Harry Potter movies, including the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s office. Check out the storefronts of Flourish and Blotts, Ollivanders wand shop, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and Eeylops Owl Emporium as you explore Diagon Alley, pretending that Harry, Hermoine, and Ron are right by your side.

Learn about the special effects and makeup that brought spells and beloved characters like Dobby to the screen, and see costumes and props used by the actors. Don’t-miss photo ops abound, so don’t forget to charge your camera!

Your experience ends at Platform 9 ¾ , where you can pose with a luggage cart as it disappears into the wall and enjoy an up-close view of the original Hogwarts Express train, whose 78-year-old engine billows steam. Then make the drive back to London to conclude your tour of the magic of moviemaking.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Branded buses are subject to availability. Alternative buses may be used during peak periods.
  • Once booked this tour cannot be cancelled or amended.
  • Butterbeer™ may contain nuts and other ingredients that may cause allergies etc. Golden Tours does not take responsibility for adverse side effects.
  • A fee is charged for infants 0- 4 for transportation only as they require a seat on the bus
  • Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while on or in the vicinity of the tour.
  • The whole experience, including transportation, takes approximately 7.5- 8 hours (subject to traffic conditions); the studio tour itself lasts 4 hours.
  • A variety of special effects (including sudden loud effects and strobe lighting) may be used in certain areas within the tour.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 72 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 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

If you pay and follow the audio guide, your visit will take about 3hrs, due to additional information played by the guide.
The front half takes longer to go through so you can budget more than half your time on the front end and still finish the back-end in time to board the bus.


1,393 reviews
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It was an amazing...
Kassandra_G, Sept 2023
It was an amazing experience and would recommend anyone who love Harry Potter to come and spend these hours here!
Terrible transportation communication
Darcy_Y, Sept 2023
My adult daughter and I attended this trip. The bus to the Harry Potter museum was on time but no one to greet us 30 min prior. Unsure why they had us wait the 30 min. We got on the bus but verified our tickets with the agent. He handed us a wrist band to return in the same bus. Found out later the wrist band had a return time in it in small print. Didn’t tell us the time was listed on the band. Were dropped off at museum without a single word from agent/driver. Found our way to front door of museum without direction on where to enter or return directions. Bus was at least 30 min late after museum closing. We watched employees leave for the day. Driver dropped us off at a different dark location than what was documented but driver never said a word. Just stopped. We all had to just figure out to get out Gashed my forehead on its side mirror as it was too dark to see it coming off bus. The Harry Potter museum was fine. Great if you’re a big Harry Potter fan.
Fun Day with Harry Potter
WILLIAM_M, Sept 2023
Overall just a fun day. The sets were amazing and the action venues were cool. Plan yo spend at least 4 hours to see it all.
Great experience, even after missing our coach bus!
Kiana_M, Sept 2023
We had some trouble with getting to the meet up spot, but we were still able to go directly to the studio and collect our tickets there, along with riding back to the meeting point at the end. We had about 4 hours to go through the tour and also spend some time in the shops at the end to pick up souvenirs. We got back with enough time to do some more sight-seeing afterward and was a very fun experience overall!
Roger_W, Sept 2023
It is one of the attractions that exceed expectations. A lot of background information about the making of Harry Potter combined with a lot of Wow moments - a must do.
so cute and fun!
hannah_b, Sept 2023
it was awesome! the studio tour is so so so cool i would 100% recommend this to anyone who is a harry potter fan it was incredible! the meeting spot was a little difficult to find but the bus ride there and back was very easy and super convenient. highly recommend!
Viator not as advertised.
Lorenzo_B, Sept 2023
Awful Viator experience, great Harry Potter experience. The WB visit was great throughout, but as far as getting there and back, just do it on your own and do not use Viator. Their instructions on what to do with the “voucher” (“what voucher?” I was told when I checked in) and what to do with the tickets did not reflect instructions given. Also, we were late departing to the Harry Potter experience. Once given our wristbands we were given a time to catch the bus back that was extremely early. That meant rushing thru WB, forget about enjoying it at a comfortable pace. Once contacted by me, Viator blamed the transportation company. If that’s the case, I think Viator should disclose that the time allowed for the experience will not be enough (not all the hours they advertise) and you will just be worrying all day having to rush thru to avoid missing the bus back.
Enjoyable experience
Julie_C, Sept 2023
Seeing all the original sets & costumes. All special effects were fascinating. Very easy to get around to see everything.
Amazing tour
Nour_E, Aug 2023
We loved the tour, everything went smoothly, its a recommended tour for families for sure. It takes almost the whole day.
Great Tour, Problems w/Bus
John_W, Aug 2023
The studios are exceptional and worth the trip to see the many, many things that went into creating and producing the Harry Potter films! Highly recommend. However, have lower expectations for the bus rides. There are screens to watch for each seat … but the HP movie soundtrack did not match the actions and it was very annoying. Also, our friends had problems with their tickets and we almost got separated. The bus itself is new and was clean.
Absolutely Amazing
Debbie_S, July 2023
The Making of Harry Potter is amazing. So much intricate detail went into every set. Loved seeing how the movies came to life. If you are a Harry Potter fan it’s a MUST experience.
Great place with a lot of suprises
Marie_S, July 2023
Great experience, very nice! We found exactly we expected. There were a lot of beautiful things and nice showing of how the films were made.
Jackie_L, June 2023
Fantastic!! This tour is a must for any Harry Potter fan. We really didn’t know what to expect and found ourselves in awe of it all. The props; the interactive experiences; the staff; and even the food. Bus left on time with no issues - was clean and had the first movie playing on the way there and back. 😀
Absolutely incredible!!!!...
Teresa_D, June 2023
Absolutely incredible!!!! For any level of Harry Potter fan. For any movie buff who like to know how the magic happens. Wish there was more time.
Wonderful for Harry Potter fans
Udaya_M, June 2023
Very nice tour if you are a Harry Potter fan. It’s lot different from Orlando Universal studios though .. This is more of the actual sets used in the films.. Plan to be there for 2-3 hours.
A must visit
Delos_O, June 2023
The size of the experience and the very large amount of props. One negative: almost no souvenirs with this experience on them. They were almost all regular HP merch.
Great experience and the excitement of seeing the making of Harry potter
Katrina_C, June 2023
Showing how Harry Potter was made, the experience of seeing visuals and the original costumes and equipment.
Harry Potter Tour Rules!!
Dean_H, May 2023
An unimaginable and wonderful trip through the world of Harry Potter. Everything I had hoped for and more.
Exactly as advertised
Betty_W, May 2023
Seeing the sets of the movie was great fun, and all the displays of how creations were made was amazing. The studio tour is very informative with the headsets. The bus service was well organized, right on time, and a stress-free way to get to the studio which is far outside the city. We were so glad we chose this tour.
Studio delights Potter history buff
Linda_S, May 2023
Seeing the actual sets and history of construction and prop making was so interesting. Hearing the viewpoints of the actors, inventors producers, everyone involved really intrigued me. Would love to come back again.

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