Step on to authentic film sets from the Harry Potter film series and explore behind the scenes secrets at the studios where the stories came to life! Available EVERY SATURDAY, plus selected Wednesdays & Sundays.
The day trip below includes the Studio tour and a visit to Oxford. If you would like to book our small group tour on Thursdays click here
Tour Description - Saturday departures as below, Wednesday & Sunday departures in reverse (Oxford in morning and Studio in afternoon).
We depart London and take the short one hour drive to begin our magical day out at ‘Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter’. A truly unique attraction which allows you to experience the magic that has gone into creating the most successful film series of all time.
Step into the Great Hall and explore some of the most iconic sets featured in the movies which include Dumbledore’s office, the Ministry of Magic, 4 Privet Drive, Gryffindor common room, the Weasley kitchen, Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets and learn how intricate prosthetics and make up transformed actors into creatures. All will be revealed at the working studios where all eight Harry Potter films were produced. We will spend three and a half hours at the Studio tour.
The studio tour includes:
- The Great Hall, one of Hogwarts Castle’s most recognizable locations
- Gryffindor common room and boys' dormitory
- Professor Dumbledore’s office
- Potions classroom
- Hagrid’s hut, the home of Rubeus Hagrid
- The Weasley kitchen, including the magical self washing frying pan and unique 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 jewel in the crown of the art department!!
- Diagon Alley where you can see the dusty Ollivanders wand shop, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes shop and much more!
- Click here for a video of what you can expect to see on the Warner bros Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Climb aboard an original Hogwarts Express steam train and see a recreation of platform 9 ¾. You will be able explore an interior train carriage set that was used during filming and pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the station's brick wall.
After we finish the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter we join the coach and drive to Oxford. On arrival in Oxford enjoy a guided tour of this famous University city. Founded in 1167, Oxford is England's oldest university. We will take you on a one hour professionally guided walking tour of the famous college buildings, amongst cloisters and quadrangles, along the back streets and across cobblestone squares 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, to the Bodleian Library, to the Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre and selected colleges.
Some of the university colleges that you will see 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 you will also pass alongside many others on your tour. We end the day with some free time, you will be able to explore or shop at your leisure.
- Travel by executive coach
- Entry to Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter
- Visit to Oxford
- Guided tour of Oxford with professional guide
Important note about cancellations - Due to the very limited availability of Warner Bros Studio Tour The Making of Harry Potter tickets all bookings for this day trip are 100% non refundable.
Saturday departure time
07:30 outside Gloucester Road Tube station, meet at the station exit.
08:00 opposite Great Portland Street Tube Station, outside International Student House building (229 Great Portland Street, London. WIW 5PN).
Please note in 2017 the Saturday tour will depart at 08:30am from Gloucester Road and 09:00am from Great Portland Street. Please arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before departure time.
Wednesday departure time
07:30 outside Gloucester Road tube station, meet at the station exit.
08.00 opposite Great Portland Street Tube Station, outside International Student House building (229 Great Portland Street, London. WIW 5PN). Please arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before departure time.
Sunday departure time - New for 2017, available June to September
09:30 outside Gloucester Road Tube station, meet at the station exit.
10:00 opposite Great Portland Street Tube Station, outside International Student House building (229 Great Portland Street, London. WIW 5PN).
Finish time – For all 08:00am departures our estimated return time to London is 19:00/19:30pm. For all 09:00am departures our estimated return time to London is 20:00/20:30. For 10:00am departures our estimated return time to London is 21:00/21:30pm
Return to London – The coach will drop of in London opposite Great Portland Street Tube Station, outside International Student House building