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The magical highlights of the Harry Potter Studio Tour

Muggles may not be allowed inside the real Hogwarts, but Harry Potter fans will rejoice at the chance to explore the Warner Brothers Studio, where all the movies were shot. Here are five magical highlights from the Harry Potter universe that await you.

Ride the Hogwarts Express

Ride the Hogwarts Express

Step aboard the real Hogwarts Express steam engine used in the films and relive Harry's magical rides to Hogwarts – just for those who know how to get to Platform 9 3/4, of course.

Explore Hogwarts

Explore Hogwarts

Visit the movie sets: if you always wanted to walk across the Great Hall, snoop through Dumbledore's Office, or hang out in the Gryffindor Common Room, now's your chance!

The magic behind the magic

The magic behind the magic

How does Harry disappear behind the invisibility cloak? Does the Great Hall's ceiling really reflect the sky? Find out all the secrets behind the movie's magical special effects.

Meet the magical creatures

Meet the magical creatures

Over 200 magical creatures were created for the films. You'll get the chance to meet house elves and the Gringotts goblins, and to say hi to Hagrid's friends, Buckbeak and Aragog.

See the props and costumes

See the props and costumes

What would a wizard be without his robes, wands, and cauldrons? These and countless other magical items from across the series are on display.

Our insider tips

Make sure to get the Activity Passport

Activity Passports are available for free from the info desk by the entrance. If you're there with kids, definitely grab one as it includes fun activities such as a Golden Snitch hunt and six passport stamps to collect throughout the studio – a great souvenir to take home!

Ride the legendary double decker bus

If you're coming by public transport, take the train to Watford Junction and from there, ride the Harry Potter double decker bus to the studios. It's a more convenient way to get there than by regular transport, as it's cheap, the buses come roughly every 10 minutes, and they drop you directly at the entrance to the studios.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    9AM - 10PM daily.
  • Is it expensive?
    Ticket prices vary.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Handheld digital guides are available onsite for £4.95. For more details, please speak to staff at the collection point in the Studio Tour Lobby.
  • How to get there
    After getting the train to Watford Junction, you can take the Harry Potter double decker bus.
  • Additional information

    • Arrive at the site 20 minutes earlier than your designated time slot.

    • Tickets are not available on site and must be bought in advance.

What people are saying about Warner Bros. Studio London

Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 20,133 reviews

Great trip - enough time for both activities

This is a long day and while you can spend a whole day (or two!) at either Oxford or Harry Potter studios, there is enough time on this trip to enjoy both (being somewhat mindful of the time). We had a great tour guide in Oxford, local man who I believe studied/studies there; he gave recommendations & local flavor. Had enough time for lunch at Turf Tavern and some quick shopping. Harry Potter studio is massive and one can easily schedule a whole day for it. We had about 4 hours. I'm a massive fan and was accompanied by a casual one. We ideally would have liked about 30-45 minutes longer to not feel at all rushed but again, still plenty of time to wait in line for pictures on a broomstick, Hogwarts Express, etc if everything else is kept at a decent pace. Unfortunately, the bus does not have outlets, wifi or a bathroom. However, the driver does stop at the facilities en route. Overall, I rate this a 9/10 (slightly longer at Harry Potter maybe, upgraded bus) but would recommend!

Harry Potter Studio Tour & Oxford Day Tour from London Reviewed by

Great way to get last minute tickets, but not enough time

There are a lot of negative reviews of Get Your Guide, so much that I was worried that the tickets would be fake. But everything was legitimate. They pick you up right outside the congestion zone (so not at your hotel if you are staying in central London). The studio tour is awesome but really does take 4-5 hours to complete, particularly if you want to take a break half-way and have a snack or meal. The reviews that say you don't have enough time are right. I'm not sure why they don't fix this. We offered our driver extra money to wait another 45 minutes and he did, so it worked for us. But I'm not sure that every driver would do that and it would be harder if you were sharing a car (which they often have two groups do).

Easy and convenient way to explore Oxford and Harry Potter studios

I attended the trip with my 13 years old daughter. We both liked the trip so much. It was easy to travel with the bus and the guide, who told us Oxford's history on the way there. The bus driver was also so nice and funny! In Oxford we divided into two groups and our guide was the most fantastic lady called Debbie. She told us interesting stories about the university, studying there and of course Harry Potter connections. At the studios we had 4 hours to explore it by ourselves. I can recommend this trip to everyone, who is willing to pay a little extra for a convenient bus travelling and to know a little more about Oxford.

Harry Potter Studio Tour & Oxford Day Tour from London Reviewed by

Excellent, well worth the money, we loved it!

All ran smoothly apart query over what time the coach left the station. Our departure time was not showing on the list of departure times on confirmation email but got resolved promptly via phone and email. Contrary to what I had read in other reviews there was lots of choice with very good food in the main food hall near entry/exit. Just burgers and hot dogs in cafe (and butter beer/ice-cream!) half way through the studios. Lovely day, would do it again and especially loved the CGI dragon in remains of Gringotts Bank! Coach driver and coach very pleasant too. Would recommend.

Very interesting tour for Harry Potter fans

My kids (11 and 14) are big Harry Potter fans. This was a great tour and it was fascinating to see how they made the movie. My husband and I are not huge fans but we still enjoyed the tour. We visited in July and it was quite warm on the bus for the first 45 min. They show a Harry Potter movie on the bus which entertains the kids (and adults). The facility is huge and there is a lot to see. If you enjoy Harry Potter and are interested in the behind the scenes of movie making, this tour is for you. It is highly recommended.

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