Go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films on an incredible visit to the Harry Potter Studio in London. In addition to the beautiful scenery, some secrets are also revealed, including special effects and animatronics, which tell the story of the young wizard and his class.
What makes the visit really special is that everything shown has actually been used in the Harry Potter films. All sets, props and costumes are authentic and show us the details and complexity of the task of bringing to life the story created by J.K. Rowling. All the films in the series were actually shot in these studios, it’s not an amusement park.
What will you see at the Harry Potter Studio?
A welcome video, of course, featuring the three main actors in the series, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint ;
- Entrance to the Great Hall at Hogwarts, one of the most unforgettable scenes in the series.
- Behind the scenes of the cinema with the costumes and special effects that brought to life, among other things, Mr. Weasley’s flying Ford Anglia, the many magic utensils and also the flying broomsticks ;
- Dumbledore’s office, Grifinoria’s common room, the men’s dormitory and the potion room;
- Hagrid’s hut, with its unique decoration of cages and strange animals;
- The Weasley kitchen, with its magical utensils such as the self-cleaning frying pan and the clock that allows Mrs. Weasley to know where each member of her family is;
- The Ministry of Magic;
- The most famous accessories, such as the Nimbus 2000, Hagrid’s motorbike and chopsticks;
- The “backlot”, an open space between the 2 studios, where the famous Dursley’s house in 4, Pivot Drive, part of the Hogwarts bridge created for the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Nôitibus Andante three-decker bus, built from parts of three old London buses and Sirius Black’s motorbike ;
- Platform 9 3/4 with the original Hogwarts train, including the carriage where the three wizards first met;
- Diagonal aisle including the Olivaras chopstick shop, bookshop, Weasley shop and Gringotts bank;
- Wonderful, highly detailed model of the exterior of Hogwarts;
- Discover the Forbidden Forest, with its giant trees and some fantastic animals such as the giant spider and the hypogriff;
- Gringotts – a new extension of the studios opened in 2019, the sets of the Wizards’ Bank, including the Lestrange vault and a Gobelins’ Gallery.
All this will take you about 3.5 hours, but the most fancied can take the whole day!
The ticket has one hour for the start of the tour, but you can stay as long as you like. So for those who think they want to see all the details, it is recommended that you buy the tickets in advance.
Tickets with transport included from central London
Some companies offer a package including the ticket and transport to and from central London by coach. There are 2 departure options in London: Victoria Station and King’s Cross Station. Victoria Station is the most frequent departure point. For those who have the ticket for the studios, but do not want to take public transport, it is also possible to buy only the ticket by a special Harry Potter tour bus. There are buses, 1 per hour from Victoria Bus Station (also with a stop on Baker Street) and 3 buses per day from Kings Cross Station.
The return fare is £40 (€44, $52 per adult), £35 (5-15 years old).
How to get to the Harry Potter Studio
Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden, Watford WD25 7LR, United Kingdom