Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter (with Return Transportation) Dates and Times
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.
Platform 9 ¾ and Hogwarts Express
Step onto Platform 9 ¾ and venture inside the original Hogwarts Express steam engine! This permanent exhibit gives visitors the chance to climb aboard the train’s carriage and pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall. Scenes featuring the working train were shot at the Studios, including the iconic last scene in which a grown up Harry, Ron and Hermione wave their own children off to Hogwarts as they leave for school.
Gringotts Wizarding Bank
Enter the all new Gringotts Wizarding Bank on Diagon Alley and discover the magical treasures within. Step into Bellatrix Lestrange’s vault to find the Sword of Gryffindor and Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup, one of Voldemort’s many Horcruxes, before taking a unique photo surrounded by thousands of pieces of magical treasure…unless the goblins find you first!
Discover the Dark Arts 15th September – 5th November 2023
Step into the iconic sets from the Harry Potter film series in a spookier setting as we dim the lights and set the stage especially for Hallowe’en. Here’s a taster of what you can expect to see during your visit…
Experience Hallowe’en as if you were a Hogwarts student, by stepping into the Great Hall with over 100 pumpkins floating above a spooky feast, as seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. During filming, the Prop making Team carved the pumpkins each to have their own unique design. The symbol of Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters will be projected throughout the Studio Tour for you to discover during your visit. Remember to collect your Studio Tour passport upon arrival to join the hunt for the Dark Mark.
Look out for the Death Eaters’ procession through the Studio Tour in a menacing display, showcasing the authentic costumes seen on-screen. Get ready to learn wand combat moves in an interactive display with Paul Harris before joining forces to practise your spells on Death Eaters. Paul was the Wand Choreographer from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and describes the importance of wand combat as a ‘physical element to casting a spell, because otherwise what makes one wizard better than another?’
Hogwarts in the snow 11th November 2023 – 14th January 2024
2023 will conclude with the return of the Studio Tour’s beloved Hogwarts in the Snow feature.
Starting at the Great Hall, bedecked in the gold decorations from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, all the way through to Hogwarts castle model, fan-favourite sets throughout the Studio Tour will be displayed in their festive finery. Learn the secrets behind ice that never melts and fire that doesn’t burn and see a blanket of filmmaking snow covering the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley and the magnificent Hogwarts castle model.
Be a part of the magic with a snowy surprise around every corner.
Here are just some of the things you can expect to see and do:
Enjoy watching the first Harry Potter movie on the journey to and from the studios.
Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall.
Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures.
Step onto the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium. See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle.
Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models.
Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.
Departure Points:Victoria departure: Bus Stop 1 Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SR. what3words location: eager.play.forks THEN 144 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5PH – Near Baker Street Station Click here for directions from Baker Street Station King's Cross departure: King's Cross Station, Pancras Road, Bus Stop T, London N1C 4TB Click here for directions from King's Cross Station
Schedule:Victoria entrance time to Warner Bros. Studio & departure times: 9AM ENTRANCE: Departs 7:30am from Victoria, check-in from 7:15am. Departs from the studios at 1:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 3:00pm. 10AM ENTRANCE: Departs 8:00am, check-in from 7:45am. Departs from the studios at 2:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 4:00pm. 11AM ENTRANCE: Departs 9:00am, check-in from 8:45am. Departs from the studios at 3:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 5:00pm. 11.30AM ENTRANCE: Departs 9:30am, check-in from 9:15am. Departs from the studios at 4pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 5:30pm. 12:00PM ENTRANCE: Departs 10:00am, check-in from 9:45am. Departs from the studios at 4:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 6:00pm. 1:00PM ENTRANCE: Departs 11:00am, check-in from 10:45am. Departs from the studios at 5:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 7:00pm. 2:00PM ENTRANCE: Departs 12:00pm, check-in from 11:45am. Departs from the studios at 6:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 8:00pm. 3:00PM ENTRANCE: Departs 1:00pm, check-in from 12:45pm. Departs from the studios at 7:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 9:00pm. 4:00PM ENTRANCE: Departs 2:00pm, check-in from 1:45pm. Departs from the studios at 8:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 10:00pm. 5:00PM ENTRANCE: Departs 3:00pm, check-in from 2:45pm. Departs from the studios at 9:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 11:00pm. 6:00PM ENTRANCE: Departs 4:00pm, check-in from 3:45pm. Departs from the studios at 10:30pm, arrives back in Victoria at approx. 00:00am. The bus will stop at Baker street stop approx. 10min (subject to traffic on the day) after it departs from Victoria on the outward journey to the studios. King's Cross entrance time to Warner Bros. Studio & departure times: 11:30AM ENTRANCE: Departs at 9:30am from King's Cross, check-in from 9:15am. Departs from the studios at 4pm, arrives back in Kings Cross at approx. 5:30pm. 1:30PM ENTRANCE: Departs at 11:30am, check-in from 11:15am. Departure from the studios at 6pm, arrives back at approx. 7:30pm. 3:30PM ENTRANCE: Departs at 13:30pm, check-in from 13:15pm. Departs from the studios at 8pm, arrives back at approx. 9:30pm. Click here to see timetable.here
Please note:Although social distancing measures are no longer be in place, a one-way system will be in operation. Please arrive at your schedule check-in time, the bus must depart exactly on time. The bus will stop at Baker street stop approx. 10min (subject to traffic on the day) after it departs from Victoria on the outward journey to the studios. Customers may get off earlier at Baker Street on the return journey to Victoria. If you make your own way to Warner Bros. Studios please arrive 15min prior to your entry time to the studios. No restroom available on board. No food will be provided on this tour. A fee is charged for infants aged 3 & 4 for transportation only as they require a seat on the bus. Infants 2 years and under require a ticket although they are free. Entry to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is free for children 4 years and under. *Branded buses are subject to availability. Alternative buses may be used during peak periods. Butterbeer™ may contain nuts and other ingredients that may cause allergies etc.
HighlightsPreferred Partners with Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
Behind-the-scenes Walking Tour.
Return transportation from Central London.
Stay entertained on board with screens showing the first Harry Potter movie.
Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall and Diagon Alley.
See the actual props, costumes and effects from the Harry Potter film series.
Buy a cup of frothy Butterbeer™.
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Travel on a Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Branded Buses* .
InclusionsReturn transportation to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London on a double decker branded bus*
Entry ticket to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
ExclusionsFood and beverages
Digital Guide (available to hire at the Studio Tour for £5.25)