Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour - Leavesden near Watford, London
We have dates available throughout 2019.
3 hour guided/self-guided walking tour.
The team behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, wanted to preserve and showcase the treasure trove of thousands of intricate and beautifully-made artefacts, iconic props, costumes and sets used in a typical production so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. Many of the original cast and crew returned to reassemble the sets and record their memories from filming, and on 31st March 2012, the Studio Tour opened its doors.
Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects.
This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and breathtaking animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.
The Studio Tour lasts approximately three hours. Only a small part of it is guided, leaving you plenty of time and flexibility to explore the attraction at your leisure. While some parts of the tour are interactive and give you a fully hands-on experience, some items on display can't be touched because of their unique and precious nature.
Refreshments are available from the Studio Café, with a full selection of coffees, hot and cold drinks can be purchased at two locations within the Studio Tour. There's also a shop stocked with a wide range of gifts and souvenirs to remind you of the day you spent immersed in the making of Harry Potter.
The Forbidden Forest may be strictly off-limits to Hogwarts students, you are invited to defy Professor Dumbledore's orders and follow the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione deep into the grounds of the Forbidden Forest and entrance will be included in the ticket price.
Home to an abundance of creatures, the Forbidden Forest offers shelter and protection to Hippogriffs and Acromantula among many others. It is also well known to beloved half-giant Hagrid in his role as Care of Magical Creatures professor. One of Rubeus Hagrid's original costumes will be on display, lantern in hand, to welcome you through the Hogwarts Gates deep into the forest. Filled with 19 trees each with a diameter of over 12 feet, you will walk beneath the giant entwined roots on your journey and will even be able to control the weather using the same techniques created by filmmakers.
Amongst the imposing trees, you will encounter a full size model of Buckbeak, which is new to the tour, and have the opportunity to bow to the majestic creature. You will see up close the incredible detail and craftsmanship that went into creating the magnificent Hippogriff. Each feather had to be individually inserted and glued by the Creature Effects team who were busy adding feathers right up until the final moment Buckbeak was needed on set for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
As you venture deeper into the depths of the forest, you will come face-to-face with Aragog, the Acromantula. Emerging from his dark lair, the enormous spider will appear before you along with spiderlings from his family. Created by Nick Dudman, Creature and Make-Up Effects Designer, with help from Production Designer Stuart Craig, Aragog had a leg span of over 18 feet and was even able to crawl out of a hole and deliver dialogue in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.