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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Golden Tours

Entrance into The Making of Harry Potter with return transportation from London


Warner Bros. Studio Tour, The Great Hall, Golden Tours day tour from London

Marvel at the the incredible Great Hall

Coronavirus update

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter is scheduled to reopen on 3 December 2020. Due to the attraction being mainly indoors, there are various changes to the tour aimed at keeping all staff and visitors as safe as possible, whilist still enjoying all the magic of the studios.

 

Keys changes include:

  • Pre-booked tickets only. Reduced capacity to aid social distancing, means booking in advance is essential.
  • All visitors, aged 11 and up, are required to wear a face mask or covering during their visit, unless medically exempt.
  • The Studio Tour will open with a reduced capacity to encourage social distancing.
  • Some facilities or areas may be unavailable to limit physical contact and maintain social distancing.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be positioned throughout the Studio Tour.
  • All visitors are asked to use cashless payment methods. Cash will not be accepted.

 

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

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, provided by Golden Tours, is the most popular tour from central London to go behind the scenes at the actual studio in Watford where the phenomenally successful Harry Potter films were made.


The studio tour is a walking tour of the huge number of fantastic wizarding sets, you know so well, including the Great Hall, Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Bridge and even the Platform 9 3/4 and the Hogwarts Express train!

 

In addition you will see hundreds of costumes, props and animatronics that bring to life the incredible skill and effort involved in creating the much loved films.

 

You will receive an individual timed entry on arrival at the Warner Bros. Studio for your self-guided tour, including a minimum of 3.5 hours (4.5 hours if you select the 'extended tour' option) inside the studio. Including your coach journey, the tour duration is normally 7 hours subject to traffic.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Golden Tours, what to expect

 



What's on at The Making of Harry Potter in 2020

2020 is the year of Slytherin! 3 April - 12 November 2020

Slytherin colours will be taking centre stage in the Great Hall, and throughout the Studio you can discover the secrets behind the costumes and props of the green House.

 

Hogwarts in the Snow - 14th November 2020 - 17th January 2021

Another favourite every Christmas - Hogwarts in the Snow will return in 2020.

As usual the Great Hall will be lined with Christmas trees, the tables dressed for seasonal feasts and the Yule Ball stage returns full of icicles and magical instruments. A magical winter wonderland guaranteed to raise the spirits.

 

Recent expansions

2019 saw The Making of Harry Potter grow. Their biggest expansion to date - Gringotts Bank, with spectacular special effects, is well worth visiting.

 

Golden Tours - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: Victoria or Kings Cross pick-up

- Victoria offers the most departures with daily departures every hour from London Victoria and Baker Street

- Kings Cross offers 3 departures per day, daily in 2020

- On board screens show the first film: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

- Entrance is included into Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

- For those Harry Potter fans who would like a bit longer in the Studio, Golden Tours are now offering extended tours with a minimum of 4.5 hours inside the Studio. Click here for details and booking.

 

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - tour detail - regular tour, extended tour and from Kings Cross

The tour includes entry ticket, studio tour and return transportation to London. All tours operate on luxury coaches with air conditioning and all tour buses show the Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. (The Extended Tour does not use a Harry Potter branded bus.)

 

Harry Potter Studio tour days and times 2020

WB - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter with Return Transportation from Victoria

- 3.5 hours at Studio

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Yule Ball Ice Palace

Yule Ball Ice Palace

- Daily tours

- 10 departures from Victoria, per day between 7.30am and 4pm

- Transportation by Harry Potter branded bus showing first Harry Potter film

 

Extended tour - WBWRT - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter (with Transfer) with coach

- 4.5 hours at Studio

- Tours every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday

- Up to 2 departures per day

- Transportation by Luxury Air-conditioned coach showing first Harry Potter film

 

WBKX - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter (with Transfer) from King's Cross St Pancras

- 3.5 hours at Studio

- Daily tours

- 3 departures from Kings Cross per day between 9.15am and 1.30pm

- Transportation by Harry Potter branded bus showing first Harry Potter film

 

 

Pick-up points for Warner Bros. Studio Tour at Victoria, London

There are 2 pick-up points in for the Victoria pick-up in London (the buses' return journeys drop at the same two points).

 

The main terminus is at Victoria, a major transport hub for central London - easy to get to from most of the major hotel districts in London. The departure point is Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way SW1W 9SH. This is to the rear of Victoria Station, on leaving the station, take a short walk down Buckingham Palace Road, turn left onto Eccleston Road and then right into Bulleid Way.

 

The second pick-up point is at Baker Street, again a strategic location with a major Underground station very close to Madame Tussauds. This is convenient if you are staying in a hotel district close to Hyde Park, Marble Arch or the St Pancras, Bloomsbury area.

 

Weasley's Home (Image courtesy of Golden Tours)

Weasley's House: with interactive features

The bus terminates at Victoria and picks-up at Baker Street on the way to the Warner Bros. Studio. Journey time is around 1 hour, depending on traffic conditions.


Full details of the pick-up points plus exact timetables can be found by clicking through on the banners below.

 

Pick-up points for Warner Bros. Studio Tour at Kings Cross, London

There are two-pick up points for the Kings Cross pick-up: Paddington and Kings Cross Station.

 

  • At Paddington you need to go to the Golden Tours Visitor Centre in Paddington.
  • The pick-up point for Kings Cross is at the station, on Pancras Road, Bus Stop T.

 

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - what to expect

The tour itself is a walking tour that on average takes around 3.5 hours.

 

The Making of Harry Potter is not a theme park and as such will not feature rides, or experiences of this nature. The attraction will give visitors the first chance to go behind the scenes of the actual sets of the Harry Potter film series.

 

Only a small part of the Studio Tour is guided so you can take the tour at your own pace. Some parts of the tour are interactive and can be touched, some sections can be viewed and not touched.

 

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Golden Tours, what to expect

 

Gringotts Bank expansion 2019 at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

The newest expansion: Gringotts Bank

Recent Warner Bros Studio Tour expansions - Gringotts Bank

In 2019 WBSTL launched their latest expansion to the Studio - Gringotts Bank. A glittering exhibition featuring the magnificent banking hall, with crystal chandeliers and the goblin tellers’ desks as we remember them from the films, this one's not to be missed.

 

The detail extends to piles of Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts. You can even marvel at the painstakingly hand-created prosthetic masks of the goblin bankers.


In addition to the banking hall, you’ll also see the Lestrange vault, including the Sword of Gryffindor and Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup, one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes.


The exhibition is included with the normal entry ticket for The Making of Harry Potter.

 

You can find out about our experience of the exhibition by reading our blog on the Gringotts Bank expansion.


Buckbeak in Forbidden Forest at Warner Bros Studio Tour London (Image courtesy of Golden Tours)

Buckbeak in Forbidden Forest

Golden Tours pricing for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London 2020

1st Feb – 31st Mar 2020

Adults £89, children 5-15 yrs £84

 

1st Apr – 31st May 2020

Adults £99, children 5-15 yrs £94

 

1st Jun – 31st Aug 2020

Adults £99, children 5-15 yrs £94

 

1st Sep – 31st Dec 2020

Adults £89, children 5-15 yrs £84

 

Children under five are free to enter Warner Bros Studio Tour London, however a transportation charge of £30 per child is applicable for all 3-4 year olds for their seat on the bus. Infants of two or under do not need to pay a seat charge.

 

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter Golden Tour Tickets Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter Kings Cross Golden Tour tickets

Already got the Studio tickets - just need the bus shuttle to get there?

If you have already purchased your Warner Bros. Studio Tour London tickets and are now just beginning to understand how far the Studios are from central London you can purchase transport only tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio.

 

Departure points are at Victoria and Baker Street or Paddington and Kings Cross Station in central London.


Warner Bros. Studio Tour London- The Making of Harry Potter bus shuttle from Victoria tickets only
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London- The Making of Harry Potter from Kings Cross bus transport only

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