While Universal Studios’ Harry Potter Themed Park is already an awesome experience, stepping on the authentic sets, props and costumes used in all 8 Harry Potter films is more remarkable. Discovering the magic behind the enthralling special effect, dancing in the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall and strolling in the Diagon Alley used in filming Harry Potter are something Potterheads fantasized. Good thing, Warner Bros opened their Harry Potter Studio to public!
All tickets must be pre-booked. Walk-in is not allowed. Ensure to arrive at least 20 minutes before your allocated time slot.
You can purchase tickets at https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/tickets.
How to get here:
Located in Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London (WS25 7LR) (approx. 20 miles northwest of London), you can take a train, bus or car from London. We traveled by train as we do not have a car and a tour bus requires higher fee.
Go to London Euston Station and ride a train to Watford Junction.
Alight at Watford Junction (20minutes).
Ride the Mullany’s Coaches (WB Studio Tour Shuttle Bus) from Watford Junction directly to the Studio (about 15minutes). The shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes from 8:15am.
Note: A valid booking confirmation or Studi Tour Ticket is requires to board the shuttle bus. Return ticket costs GBP 2.50 while a single ticket cost GBP 2.00 CASH. Debit or Credit Card is not allowed.
If you want a hassle-free journey to WB, you can book via Golden Tours, Warner Bros’ preferred partner. They offer a convenient package: ticket and hourly ride to and from WB from central London.
The tour is scheduled. The first tour starts at 10:00 and last tour is between 4:00 – 6:00pm depending on the day.
Queue and collect your ticket if you just have an email booking confirmation. If you opted to have your tickets delivered at your home, you can immediately go straight to the Studio Tour.
Cupboard Under the Stairs
This can be seen just before the main hall.
The Great Hall
We went there 3rd week of January, just in time for Winter in Hogwarts or Hogwarts in the Snow. The Great Hall was designed by glittering Christmas trees and a festive feast while the Hogwarts castle model is filled with snow. We were welcomed with a great feast at the Great Hall. Then the tour starts therein.
Remember the Yule Ball and the Battle of Hogwarts? All those scenes were taken in the Great Hall.
Platform 9 3/4
Who can not recognize the famous Platform 9 ¾? It is one of the most popular sets in the studio. But do you know that most of the scenes in Platform 9 ¾ were shot in the King’s Cross Station and not in this studio? Yes! There is a free booth in Kings Cross Station were you can have your selfies and yup! It’s for free!
In this set, you can also see the Hogwarts Express.
Diagon Alley and Puking Pastilles
We experienced the green screen technology. Sadly, no personal photos/videos allowed as they have an official photo-videographer who takes shot and you can purchase it for a fee.