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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

1. Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with weird and wonderful trivia all along the way.  Meet your guide and start your adventure by finding out which Hogwarts’ House you belong in. Compete against other Houses in an interactive quiz as you see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling, from Shakespeare's Globe to the London alleys that inspired Knockturn Alley. Highlights include passing The Leaky Cauldron, the secret wizarding inn. Explore the real Diagon Alley, where Harry buys his first wand. Even see the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".  For part of your guided tour, choose either a short boat trip down the Thames or take the world-famous London Underground. Both the boat and Underground options follow this itinerary:  1. Southwark Cathedral 2. 800-year-old Borough Market 3. Sir Francis Drake's world-famous Golden Hinde 4. Winchester Palace 5. 900-year-old Clink Prison 6. Shakespeare's Globe 7. Millennium Bridge 8. Daniel Radcliffe's School 9. The London Eye 10. River Thames 11. Sherlock Holmes' Pub 12. Great Scotland Yard 13. Gringotts Wizarding Bank 14. The world's smallest police station 15. Trafalgar Square 16. Knockturn Alley 17. Diagon Alley 18. Palace Theatre

London: Harry Potter Studio Tour and Oxford Day Trip

2. London: Harry Potter Studio Tour and Oxford Day Trip

Join a full-day bus trip from London which combines a trip to the Warner Bros Studio Tour 'The Making of Harry Potter' with a walking tour of Oxford University. Start your tour at the historic city of Oxford, home to England's oldest university. Enjoy a guided walking tour that takes you past famous college buildings, cloisters, quadrangles, and cobblestone squares. See the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, the Sheldonian Theatre, and selected colleges. Enjoy free time to explore all that Oxford has to offer at your own pace. Continue to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour and begin your magical experience at The Making of Harry Potter. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets and hear about the filmmaking techniques used to make the magic of the Harry Potter films. Visit the most recognizable set features from the films: the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room, the Ministry of Magic, 4 Privet Drive, the Weasley kitchen, Hogwarts Express, and Diagon Alley. Board the original Hogwarts Express train and see a recreation of Platform 9-3/4. Explore the interior train carriage set that was featured during filming and take a selfie with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the brick wall.

Harry Potter Studios & Private Transfer from Central London

3. Harry Potter Studios & Private Transfer from Central London

Go on an enchanting journey into the world of “Harry Potter” on a day trip from London to the Warner Bros. Studios, including entrance tickets and round-trip transfer from London. Make your way to the studios by private transportation from central London, and on arrival discover all the secrets of your favorite “Harry Potter” saga. Enter an alternate world as you walk around Diagon Alley. See stores such as Flourish and Blotts or Ollivanders Wand Shop. Go to Hogwarts and see the Great Hall, Dumbledor's office, and the Gryffindor rooms. Marvel at Platform 9¾ and the Hogwarts Express. Learn how the special effects work, and admire costumes and props that made the films feel so real. Before you go back to the world of the Muggles, enjoy a “butterbeer,” or purchase some souvenirs at the studio shop.

Warner Bros Studio: Fully-Guided Making of Harry Potter Tour

4. Warner Bros Studio: Fully-Guided Making of Harry Potter Tour

Your journey will start in Central London where you will meet your City Wonders representative. Travel by train directly to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Enjoy timed access and be greeted by a dedicated, English-speaking Studio Tour guide who will reveal the wonders you will encounter throughout your tour of the original sets, props and costumes from all eight of the Harry Potter films. Once your guided tour comes to an end you can choose to re-enter the Studio Tour and ride a broomstick over London in the green screen experience, or even spend some time discovering the full range of Harry Potter merchandise in the Studio Shop!     Your unforgettable experience will start with a short film in the cinema before you enter the iconic Great Hall set where your guided tour will begin. Your Studio Tour guide will share production secrets and inside information, as well as highlighting the processes used to bring the films to life. This experience is simply unique and the best way to explore the behind-the-scenes magic of the Harry Potter film series. Take a look inside Dumbledore’s office, walk along the famous cobbled street of Diagon Alley™, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders™, Flourish and Blotts™, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Bank™ and Eeylops Owl Emporium™. Visit the original Hogwarts Express™ locomotive and a recreation of Platform 9 ¾™. Climb aboard the train’s carriage and pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall. Enjoy other memorable sets from the Harry Potter film series including the Gryffindor™ common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s™ Hut, the Potions classroom and Professor Umbridge's™ office at the Ministry of Magic – all while being captivated by the secrets and insights shared by your guide.      Once your guided tour comes to an end, you have the option to re-enter and explore the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London at your leisure, find that special Harry Potter souvenir at the Studio Shop or enjoy a coffee in the Studio Tour Cafe. When you are ready to head back to central London, your City Wonders representative will have provided train tickets and information needed for an easy journey.   This unique fully-guided tour at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter is the only tour of its kind. It will truly create the memory of a lifetime.

London: Warner Bros. Studio Tour and River Thames Cruise

5. London: Warner Bros. Studio Tour and River Thames Cruise

Take a trip out from London to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. See your favorite characters, amazing sets, and even take a walk through the Forbidden Forest. Enjoy a cruise up and down the River Thames and capture some of the most iconic sights in London. Make your way to the studio in Leavesden, Watford, and enter the magical world of Harry Potter. Marvel at the spectacular sets created for the iconic films, including The Great Hall, and Platform 9 and 3/4. Stroll down Diagon Alley and admire the costumes and props that brought the book to life. Visit the newest expansion of the studio and walk through Gringotts, the wizarding bank. Find the Lestrange vault, a gallery of goblins, and see for yourself the Sword of Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff's Cup, and one of Voldemort's infamous Horcruxes. Join your sightseeing cruise on the River Thames at either Westminster or Tower Pier, and enjoy the convenience of hopping on and off to see what London has to offer. Spot the Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, Tower Bridge, the Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, Borough Market, and much more.

London: Small Group Warner Bros. Studio Tour

6. London: Small Group Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Stroll along the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivander's, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, and Eeylops Owl Emporium. See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000, Hagrid’s motorcycle, and the Philosopher's Stone.   Explore the Forbidden Forest and rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Great Hall, the Gryffindor Common Room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom, and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.  No visit would be complete without visiting Platform 9 ¾, and, on this tour, you’ll have a chance to snap a photo with the trolley on your way to catch the Hogwarts Express. See the latest edition to the studio tour: Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Lined by towering marble pillars with three magnificent crystal chandeliers and finished with real brass leaf, you will discover costumes and prosthetics belonging to Bogrod, Griphook, and many other goblin bankers, as well as inkwells, quills, ledgers, and piles of Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts.   Enter the depths of the Lestrange vault used to store the treasures of Bellatrix Lestrange, including the Sword of Gryffindor and Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup — one of Voldemort’s many Horcruxes. Here, you can have a unique photo opportunity allowing you to step inside the Lestrange vault and surround yourselves with treasure.   Afterwards, you’ll be dropped off at London Victoria Station, a perfect location from which you can continue exploring London.

Harry Potter 3.5-Hour Bus Tour of London Movie Sites

7. Harry Potter 3.5-Hour Bus Tour of London Movie Sites

The 3.5-hour tour by air-conditioned mini-coach includes many of the film locations and inspirations from all 8 films in the series, including King's Cross Station, which was used to film Platform 9 ¾, 12 Grimmauld Place, and the sites used for the Leaky Cauldron. With the locations scattered across the capital, the Harry Potter Tour of London is the best way to see the sites. You will also get to see many other familiar landmarks along the way, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. Learn about magic and how the films were made. See how good your Harry Potter knowledge is as you tour. Along the way you will have the chance to get off the bus on several occasions, stretch your legs, take pictures and see the locations up close.

From London: Full-Day Tour to Oxford and Cambridge

8. From London: Full-Day Tour to Oxford and Cambridge

Depart London and travel by bu to Oxford. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the "City of Dreaming Spires" and see the famous sites of the university city. Get suggestions on where you can explore during your free time. Choose to go to Christ Church college to see the dining hall used in the Harry Potter movies for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Then, move on to Cambridge for the chance to climb the tower of the Church of St. Mary the Great for panoramic views of the city. Use your free time to explore on your own or punt down the River Cam. Browse the interesting shops and much more.

From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

9. From London: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Tour

Oxford We begin our day travelling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the 'City of Dreaming Spires,' whose hushed courtyards have inspired generations of scholars including Bill Clinton and writers, Lewis Carroll who wrote 'Alice in Wonderland', C.S. Lewis who wrote 'Chronicles of Narnia' and the immortal J.R.R. Tolkien, author of 'Lord of the Rings'. On the walking tour you'll visit Christ Church college, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed, see the Bodleian Library and the picture-perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous. Cambridge Cambridge is a wonderful mixture of the everyday and the extraordinary, a living city that has shaped history and today reflects the best of historic and contemporary life. It was the inspiration for Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and many of the Monty Python gang. We will have a guided tour of the magnificent chapel of Kings College, founded in 1441, and a fascinating walking tour of a city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, including the famous 'Bridge of Sighs'.

London: Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour & Transfers

10. London: Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour & Transfers

Enjoy a wizardly adventure to the Harry Potter and Warner Brothers Studio. Board the bus in central London and journey to the home of Firebolts, chocolate frogs, and Polyjuice potions. Get up close and personal to the spell-bounding sets, the most iconic props, and the costumes worn by the trio Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Discover some of Hogwarts’s best-kept secrets, including fun insights about the special effects and animatronics. After arriving at the Studios, explore all the sets, props, and studio gift shop for 4 hours. Get your photo taken at your favorite filming locations such as the impressive Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, and the Gryffindor common room.  Walk down the cobble-stoned Diagon Alley and picture the local witches and wizards as you pass Ollivander's, Flourish and Blotts, and Eeylops Owl Emporium. Visit Platform 9 ¾ and ride the Hogwarts Express. Explore a perfect recreation of the platform and the train itself. Relive the magic of Harry’s trips to Hogwarts by posing with a luggage trolley right before it disappears through the wall. Top off your Hogwarts Express adventure in a train-themed souvenir shop and load up on goodies inspired by your favorite Potter films. After you've had your fill of frothy Butterbeer and have tried your hand at riding a broomstick, board the bus back to London. Check out the studio shop to find some souvenirs before you head back to the world of Muggles.

Frequently asked questions about London Harry Potter Tours

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Planning Your Visit

  • How far away from London is the Warner Bros. Studio?

    Warner Bros. Studio is located 20 miles north-west from central London, in Leavesden.

  • How do you get to the Warner Bros. Studio?

    The closest railway station is Watford Junction, a quick 20-minute train ride from London's Euston Station. There are also plenty of shuttle buses that leave from central London. Transportation to and from London is often included in a Warner Bros Studio tour, so check out all your options before you book.

  • Can you take a Harry Potter tour without leaving London?

    The world of Harry Potter is the world of London, meaning you can do a lot of sightseeing without ever leaving the city. Take a black cab or a night bus around town, and visit the film locations for the Ministry of Magic. And, of course, you can go to Kings Cross (a real-life train station) and take photos in front of Platform 9 and ¾.

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What people are saying about London

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21,815 reviews

Super cool experience! We had 3 hours in the studio and could easily have spent several hours. You can buy food and butterbeer halfway on the trip, which is super delicious.

Victoria Coach Station is a few blocks away from Victoria train station- that threw us for a second. Nice driver and staff, and easy transfer of tickets and such.

Such a great guide. Ananis not only advised us on details about Harry Potter, but also gave us cool information and details for us parents. Highly Recommended!

It was AMAZING seeing the real props and scenery! We all enjoyed SO much, so we really recommend visiting it!!

Was very nice :) I would do it again in a heartbeat, also learned a lot about London