Step on to authentic film sets from the Harry Potter film series and explore behind the scenes secrets at the studio where the stories came to life, on this magical day trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour & Oxford!
Travel by executive coach with friendly tour manager
Entry ticket to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, spending at least 4 hours in the Studio Tour!
Guided walking tour in Oxford
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Day Trip Itinerary
We depart London in the morning and head to Oxford to begin our magical day out!
Our visit to Oxford begins with an hours walking tour of this world famous University city, with a professional guide. Founded in 1167, Oxford is England's oldest university. On the walking tour, we'll walk past some of the most famous university buildings, cloisters and quadrangles, explore the back streets and wander across cobblestone squares, all the while standing in the shadows of the famous 'dreaming spires'. Our guided walking tour will take you into the heart of this land of hallowed academia, where you'll have a chance to see the Bodleian Library, the Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre and selected colleges. Some of the university colleges our tour will take us past include Christ Church, Merton, Oriel, Corpus Christi, Magdalen, University, Queens, All Souls, Hertford, Trinity, Balliol and St John's. The University has 38 independent, autonomous colleges and we will also pass alongside many others on your tour. We end our visit to Oxford with some free time, a chance for you to explore at your own leisure before we continue onto the next stop of our tour, The Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter. We recommend wearing sensible footwear for the guided walking tour due to uneven walking surfaces in Oxford in order to prevent slips, trips and falls.
After a short drive of around one hour, we'll arrive at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, a truly unique attraction. The visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour gives you your chance to experience the magic that went into creating one of the most successful film series of all time, where you'll see real life sets, props and costumes, all used to make the Harry Potter books come to life! Marvel at the detail throughout the tour as you stroll through the Great Hall, and some of the most iconic sets from the movies, including Dumbledore's Office, 4 Privet Drive, the Gryffindor Common Room, the Weasley kitchen, Diagon Alley, the Atrium from the Ministry of Magic and the Hogwarts Express, plus so much more! We'll spend at least 4 hours in the Studio Tour, during which you'll have the opportunity to discover behind-the-scenes secrets which created the special effects we enjoy in the films, marvel at the intricate details that went into every single part of the films, as well as learning the techniques behind the prosthetics and make up that transformed actors into the creatures we see in the films. All will be revealed at the working studio where all eight Harry Potter films were produced!
Your visit to the Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter includes:
The Great Hall, one of Hogwarts Castle’s most recognizable locations!
Professor Dumbledore’s office
An original Hogwarts Express steam train, with Platform 9 and 3/4
The potions classroom
Hagrid’s hut, the home of Rubeus Hagrid
The Weasley kitchen, including the magical self washing frying pan and Weasley family clock
The Ministry of Magic, the wizarding world’s centre of government in Britain
The backlot, home to exterior sets including Privet Drive and Hogwarts Bridge
Creature effects, where creatures and intricate prosthetics were built, including Lord Voldemort’s snake like face!
Hogwarts Castle model, the highlight of the art department!
Diagon Alley with Ollivanders wand shop and the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes shop
The Forbidden Forest
Visitors can now enter Gringotts Wizarding Bank on Diagon Alley! The largest addition to the Warner Bros Studio Tour to date, the exhibit is lined by huge marble pillars, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and props and costumes belonging to the Goblin bankers like Bogrod and Griphook. Discover the Lestrange vault and see the Sword of Griffindor, heaps of golden Galleons, silver Sickles, bronze Knuts and Helga Hufflepuff’s cup.
Brand-new for 2022, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is opening the glass doors of Professor Sprout’s greenhouse for the very first time. The greenhouse is a fan-favourite set from the Harry Potter film series, where students were taught their Herbology lessons with Professor Pomona Sprout.
Please note that all timings above are estimated and assuming normal traffic conditions. Due to the changeable nature of road conditions, we cannot guarantee a precise time when you will get back to London.
On the return to London the drop off route will be the same as the pick up location at Gloucester Road Tube station.
Helpful Information about the day of your Tour
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter & Oxford
Is the meeting point easy to find?
YES! The meeting point is directly outside Gloucester Road Tube station, and very easy access for taxis. We recommend you arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time. Your International Friends day trip has been carefully planned to ensure maximum enjoyment, which sadly means we cannot delay our departure times to wait for latecomers. This would impact the day's itinerary and could mean we miss booked entry times at attractions. If you are running late please phone the emergency number and our team will help you. If you miss the departure for your tour, you are welcome to join the tour at the first scheduled stop. Any expenses incurred in doing so will be at your own expense. Refunds cannot be issued for passengers who miss their tours departure through their own late arrival.
How will I identify the International Friends vehicle at the meeting point?
Depending on the number of people traveling on a particular day we use executive minivans or coaches. On arrival at the pick up location the guide/driver will announce themselves, will be holding a sign reading “International Friends” and will be aware of your names ready to welcome you on board.
How much time at each sightseeing stop?
Oxford - We spend approximately 2 hours in this historic city. Your expert guide will take you on a 45-60 minute walking tour to tell you of its connections to famous literature and show you some of the awe-inspiring colleges, followed by free time for some lunch and to explore at your leisure.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour - In total you will spend around 4 hours immersing yourself in the wonder that is The Making of Harry Potter.
This day trip is carefully planned to ensure all customers have a fantastic experience. All customers must stick to the timings provided, which will be confirmed by your guide on the day. If you think you may be late or lost, you can phone the emergency number on your e-ticket for help, but we cannot amend the day trip for all passengers because of latecomers. If you miss a departure at one of the sightseeing stops our staff will do their best in assisting you to catch up with the tour or in returning to London. This will be at your own expense.
Are entries into the attractions included in my ticket price?
Entry to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is included.
How much of the University of Oxford will we see?
Surprisingly to some, Oxford University is not just 1 building but is in fact made up of 45 separate colleges. Your expert guide will give you a tour of some of the most famous colleges.
Can I make my own way to or from the Studio Tour or stay longer?
Yes and yes. If you just wish to use the entry ticket you must inform our office in advance and we will confirm with you what time you need to meet our guide at the Studio Tour. Please do not attempt to enter the Studio Tour independently as the Warner Bros staff will not be able to admit you without our group ticket. If you would like to stay longer please tell the guide on the day and he/she will advise on how to return to London. In our experience 4 hours is plenty of time to enjoy all the Studio Tour has to offer.
Please note the full advertised price is still payable if you choose not to use the transfer service or Oxford tour.
Are there rides at the Warner Bros Studio Tour?
This is quite a common question, so if you’re wondering this you’re not alone! The Warner Bros Studio Tour is the film set where the iconic Harry Potter films were made, it is not a theme park, and as such does not feature rides. You will however have the opportunity to step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the iconic Harry Potter film series.
How can I find out more information about the attractions we will see on this tour?
This tour does not include food and drink. There will be opportunities to buy food in Oxford, and there is a cafe/restaurant at Warner Bros Studio Tour - we recommend the butterbeer!
Can I bring food and drink onboard the vehicle?
There is to be NO Hot Food or Beverages (exception if hot beverage is in a sealed reusable thermal cup) on board the coaches due to the risk of scalds or burns and smells remaining on board the vehicle. Only Cold food & beverages with screw top lids are to be taken on board any vehicle. All litter must be taken from the vehicle and disposed of appropriately.
How much walking is involved in this tour?
Oxford - There is a 45-50 minute walking tour in Oxford
Warner Bros Studio Tour - Limited walking as you explore the Studio Tour
What should I wear?
British weather can be variable and so guests are advised to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. It is recommended to bring some warm clothes with you especially in the winter months and layers are good for adapting to the ever-changing weather conditions. It is a good idea to wear appropriate footwear as there is walking involved on our tours. There will be a 45-60 minute walking tour in Oxford which will take place outside. England is known for its rain so it is advisable to bring a waterproof jacket or umbrella with you.
How many people will be joining this tour?
This is one of our Harry Potter Studio Tour Coach Day trips, and typical numbers are 30-57 people with an expert guide. For the walking tour in Oxford there is one guide with every 25 people.
Do we need to tip staff?
Tips are entirely at the customer’s discretion and in no way expected. Should you feel inclined to tip, a 10% tip is considered customary in the UK.
What time do we arrive back in London?
Our arrival time back in London will depend on which day of the week you travel, see link for your detailed itinerary: https://www.internationalfriends.co.uk/harry-potter-studio.html
On your return to London your driver will drop you back at the same location as when you joined the tour in the morning.