Enter in the magical world of Harry Potter and explore how your favourite scenes were shot in the exclusive studio tour of London. Take a deep dive and discover the mystery behind the mind-boggling special effects, authentic sets, and studio secrets of the worldwide craze of Harry Potter film series. Treading on diverse attractions in Harry Potter Studio London is like revisiting the bewitching concepts, the storyline, the costumes, special effects, and much more. Walk on the original stone floor of the enthralling Hogwarts Great Hall, come across iconic animatronic creatures and create an interesting conversation while at Diagon Alley.
There are several places within the studio that will make you marvel at the sheer ingenuity of British talent, imagination, planning, and artistry. Reinforce the charm of quaint wizardry, go back in time and reminisce about which scenes were shot where, who wore which costumes, and find yourself dwelling in it. Time to relive the magic, open your charm books, and mix up the potions for the attractions in Warner Bros. Studio will not be just fun-filled but downright exploratory and adventurous.
If you are a fantasy fan, then this studio tour will be a sheer delight for you. There are numerous attractions in Harry Potter Studio London to explore and experience. From the famous Great Hall to bustling Diagon Alley, one can walk through sights where their favourite scenes were shot.
This iconic yard kept changing the set based on the demand of the film. A walk to the Alley opens up a sphere of shopping with the Wizarding Shopping street. You can also stop by to admire the artistic props lined in the shop windows. View the cauldrons on offer at Potage’s after you discover up close the Broomsticks at Quality Quidditch Supplies. For those looking for more, the Hogwarts robes at Madam Malkin’s and the baby Pygmy puffs at Magical Menagerie can also be found here. Enthusiastic tourists will also see dusty wand boxes inside the Ollivanders wand shop where Harry’s wand chose him.
Out of the significant places In Harry Potter Studio, the Great Hall serves as the backdrop to some of the most memorable scenes such as the Yule Ball and the Battle of Hogwarts. The Great Hall was first built for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone in 2000 and was also used as its most important set for 6 more movies. The Great Hall is a spectacle to watch, as it contains costumes of students from each Hogwarts House with two large tables set for dinner. The Hall has some wonderfully intricate hand-crafted props for the film series including the House Points Counter and professor’s lectern.
Out of the several attractions in Harry Potter Studio London, the Gringotts Wizarding Bank is spread across 6500 sq. ft. It is touted as the biggest attraction of the tour and has props and costumes created with mind-boggling expertise. The place is a mine of discovery, for you can get a glimpse at more than 38,0000 prop objects including the Sword of Gryffindor, and Helga Hufflepuff’s cup. Gringotts has a crucial role to play in the Harry Potter film series where the trio break in to get the Horcrux and then later buzzers off on the Ukrainian Ironbelly Dragon.
Hundreds of students were taken from Platform 9 ¾ to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is great to know that most of the scenes that took place on this platform were actually shot at King’s Cross Station in London. Beware of muggles while you are onboarding this entrapping journey of magic, queer, and grit. The Hogwarts Express was the first shot of the series for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and also the last shot for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - part 2.
Did you know that the Harry Potter franchise had more than 25,000 unique items of clothing? Choose your favourite Hogwarts house and put on the house colours - the original ones that were in the movie. The wide-ranging costumes keep changing as per the season of your visit. But, every visit is a revelation of the secrets of the costume and takes you closer to the conceptualization of it. The costumes will change based on the season.
The art of wizardry is incomplete without its magical potions and the verbal mambo jumbo that comes along with it. Here’s a chance to slide over to discover the fabled poly juice potion and the props kept within the potion jars here. The props are absolutely fun to explore as they range from baked animal bones and shrunken heads to herbs and other handmade items. The jars in the Potions have been exquisitely curated and designed by the famous graphic design duo MinaLima.
Out of the several attractions in Warner Bros. Studio visiting Dumbledore’s office is surely a twist in the entire trip. The office is replete with life-size portraits that make you wonder how meticulous the work is. There also are more than 900 hand-designed memory vials generated for the Pensieve and his memory cabinet. This part of the Harry Potter Studio has been designed
Buckbeak™is one of those sites in the Harry Potter Studio tour that exposes you to the marvel of its three life-size animatronic versions. Every single feather has been carefully and individually put in to make it look realistic. There is a story behind the Buchbeak’s wings. The skillful artists and technicians consulted physiologists and different veterinarians to make the wings, beaks, legs, and different proportions to look close to reality.
The Basilisk is 30 feet long and features 3-deep jaws, creating a great impactful sight to encounter. The awesome craftsmanship of the technicians, designers, and artists will make you wonder at the amazing craftsmanship. It is their hard work, concept, and inclination to create a genius that gave rise to this creature. The special effects were great enough to bring this creature to life. The other sets here also include a 1:24 scale model of the noteworthy Hogwarts Castle, Hagrid’s Hut, the Gryffindor common room, and Professor Umbridge's office at the Ministry of Magic.
The best part about the different attractions in Harry Potter Studio London is that every single destination offers a different experience. If you are up for a surprising experience and ready to face your fears, then a visit to Aragog is a must. It has a leg span of more than 18 feet and took about 15 people to manage the Animatronic Aragog on set. Every single hair strand has been fitted individually and goes a long way in ascertaining the hard work that has gone into the making.
For those who already love Harry Potter, this will be bewilderment, for those who have not followed it much, this will force them to explore it when they head back home. One of the most preferred attractions in Harry Potter Studio London is the Forbidden Forest. It is the abode of several mystically magical creatures such as the hippogriffs, the centaurs, and the Unicorns. The Forbidden Forest is a spot that is usually under the care of Rubeus Hagrid. The magnanimous set has been featured in the first, second, and final parts of the series and has 19 trees separated by a distance of 12 feet each.
On your visit to attractions in Warner Bros. Studio, do not miss visiting the Harry Potter Studio Shop to choose from a diverse collection of souvenirs and memorabilia. A true Harry Potter fan would love to pick some good memories in the form of a Harry Potter keepsake to take back home. The never-ending inventory of mementos and tokens can be chosen from the Studio Shop, Forbidden Forest Shop, and the Railway shop as one of the biggest attractions in Harry Potter Studio London.
Inflame the shopaholic in you at the Studio Shop, a large shop that displays several Harry Potter items that might just make it difficult for you to choose. There are a multitude of items to be selected from including scarves, personalised t-shirts, apparel, and jewellery like Hermionie’s time turner. There are also other items such as replica wands, golden snitches, Quidditch flags, soft toys, and many more.
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The theme of the Forbidden Forest Shop has been designed to represent the good, bad, and ugly of this queer and scary forest. A host of good things to take back home like Fang the dog, Buckbeak, Aragog, Hedwig-theme keychains, miniature forms of Ford Anglia, personalised t-shirts, and a lot more. The t-shirts represent some of the best scenes from the movies, while on your way out you can get a copy of the Monster Book of Monsters for class.
Before you head to the famous Hogwarts Express, take a break at the Railway shop. Before embarking on the train journey, ensure to stock up on your favourite items from the shop. You will find hordes of cool Harry Potter stuff here including apparel, mugs, and Platform 9 ¾ themed goodies. If you have a sweet tooth then don’t forget to get some lip-smacking Chocolate Frogs, Peppermint Toads, Liquorice Wands, and more!
Location:The Studio Tour is located 20 miles northwest of London. It is around three miles from the M1 and M25 motorways.
Timings:The timings are from 8:30 AM to 10 PM
Last Admission: Final tour begins at 6:30 PM
Closed: March 30, November 7 to 11, and December 25 and 26
How To Reach:
Shuttle Bus from Watford Junction - If you are planning to visit Attractions in Warner bros. The studio then has regular shuttle buses that operate from Watford Junction to the Studio powered by Electricity with a journey time of around 15 minutes.
Train - The nearest railway station to visit attractions in Harry Potter Studio Tour London is Watford Junction. There are direct services from both London Euston and Birmingham New Street.
Road - If you are coming from London then you can take A41 for 3 miles and then take the 4th exit from the Hunton Bridge roundabout. Then you can get back on A41. Stay in the left lane, take the first exit and keep your left on the Y junction. Then you can take the exit at the roundabout to get there.
Welcome to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studios in London where the reel magic of 8 Harry Potter movies took place
See Dumbledore's office where the Sorting hat, Gryffindor's sword, and Fawkes the Phoenix accompanied the Headmaster of Hogwarts
Glimpse at the iconic props such as Nimbus 2000, Hagrid's Motorcycle, Memory Vials, and Potion Jars that played crucial parts in the series
Visit the red and gold Gryffindor common room where Neville stood against Harry, Hermione, and Ron in the 'Philosopher's Stone'
Explore the Diagon ally and visit Flourish and Blotts, Gringotts, Ollivanders Wand Shop, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and Eyelops Owl Emporium
Walk on platform 9¾ where Hogwarts Express stands ready to take students from the muggle to magical world and vice versa during your Warner Bros. Studio tour
Was Harry Potter filmed in a real Castle?
The Alnwick Castle was used as a filming location for the Philosopher’s Stone and the Chamber of Secrets but after that all was shot in a studio.
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Was Harry Potter actually filmed in London?
Yes, London was used as a filming location for many of the scenes from the Harry Potter movie.
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How much does it cost to go to the Harry Potter world?
To visit the various attractions in Harry Potter Studio London, you can choose from different packages online that range from 49 pounds to 65 pounds.
Can you stay overnight at Harry Potter World?
Yes, in order to not miss any attractions in Harry Potter Studio London, there is an option to stay overnight.
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What is special about Harry Potter Studio?
It houses a great exhibit of authentic costumes, props, and sets that were used in the production of the Harry Potter films, as well as behind-the-scenes production of visual effects that are unbelievable. This detour makes it special for all the Harry Potter fans as they get to live in the world of their favourite fantasy.