The making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros Studio Tour London full tour

in Movies, Travel

Visiting the Harry Potter Studios next to London is a must do for all Potter fans. This Harry Potter tour is a fantastic experience, sold by tour operators as a 3 hours visit, but honestly, a Harry Potter fan will actually need at least 5 to 6 hours to enjoy this huge Potter Museum.

The tour is located outside the city. You will have to take a train and a bus to get there or book one of the many packages which include transportation and your tickets. These special packages are sold by tour operators like Get Your Guide or Golden Tours.

The Warner Bros Studio Tour London is a permanent exhibition with real movie sets like the Hogwarts Great Hall, the Forbidden Forest, King’s Cross and the 9 3/4 Platform.

The Studios recently opened a new part in the tour: Gringotts. This new area was not opened when I went so I have not included it below.

Spoiler alert: If you plan on visiting the studios, I advise you to skip the pictures below. For the others, please enjoy the tour!

More info on the official website.

Exterior

These huge statues set the mood as you walk to the front to start your tour.

Harry Potter Studios

Ticket for Harry Potter Studios in London

Harry Potter Studios

Introduction

Once inside, you enter a room where a short film is projected, telling how the books came to life thanks to the eight Harry Potter movies and how they choose to recreate some movie sets in this exhibition. Then, a great door appears, and the experience begins!

Harry Potter Studios interior

Harry Potter Studios interior

The Great Hall

As you go through the Great Hall you can enjoy all the wizardry wonder.

Harry Potter Studios interior

Harry Potter Tour Great Hall

Harry Potter Tour Great Hall

Harry Potter tour - Great Hall

Harry Potter Studios Great hall

Harry Potter tour - Great hall

All costumes for each of the houses are presented along with those of the Hogwarts staff.

Costumes at Harry Potter tour

costumes at Harry Potter tour

costumes at Harry Potter tour

costumes at Harry Potter Tour

costumes and props at Harry Potter Tour

Great Hall - Harry Potter Tour

 

The Sets

The Great Hall visit is quite short, and guests must hurry to make room for the next tour group. But once you exit the Great Hall, you can take all the time you need to enjoy the sets.

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Model of Great Hall on Harry Potter tour

Costumes at Harry Potter Tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter Tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Some details will be familiar for those who went to Universal Parks like the Leaky Cauldron or the paintings on the walls.

Harry Potter tour - costumes

Harry Potter tour - costumes

Harry Potter tour - wigs

Harry Potter tour - wigs

Harry Potter tour - art work

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour - art work

Harry Potter tour - wall hangings

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour - Leaky Cauldron

Harry Potter tour

Gryffindor Boy’s Room

Gryffindor Boy's Room

Gryffindor Boy's Room

Gryffindor Boy's Room

Movie Props

There are props everywhere! It really will take hours to see take it all in. Some even say that you need to visit several times.

Harry Potter tour - wands

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour - props

Harry Potter tour - props

Gryffindor Common Room

Harry Potter tour - Gryffindor Common Room

Harry Potter tour - Gryffindor Common Room

Harry Potter tour - Gryffindor Common Room

Harry Potter tour - Gryffindor Common Room

 

Harry Potter tour - Gryffindor Common Room

Welcome to Dumbledore’s office

Step inside the office of the most powerful wizard of his time, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter tour - Dumbledore's office

Harry Potter tour - Dumbledore's office

Harry Potter tour - Dumbledore's office

Harry Potter tour - Dumbledore's office

Harry Potter tour - Dumbledore's office

More Props

Props, props and more props again! Will you recognize what movie each of these props come from?

Harry Potter tour - props

Harry Potter tour - props

Harry Potter tour - props

Harry Potter tour - props

Harry Potter tour - props

Harry Potter tour - props

Harry Potter tour - props

Potion Class

And now, the favorite class of all wizarding students, potion class!

Harry Potter tour - potion class

Harry Potter tour - potion class

Harry Potter tour - potion class

Harry Potter tour - potion class

Harry Potter tour - potion class

 

 

Portraits & more

As you leave the potion class you will get to see many of the portraits that adorned the walls of the Castle along with the resumes for some of the animal actors.

Harry Potter tour- potraits

Harry Potter tour- potraits

Harry Potter tour- animal actors

Harry Potter tour- animal actors

Hagrid’s House

We now leave the Castle and journey towards Hagrid’s house.

Harry Potter tour- Hagrid's house

Harry Potter tour- Hagrid's house

Harry Potter tour- Hagrid's house

Quidditch

Climb aboard your broomstick and get ready to try and catch the elusive Snitch.

Harry Potter tour - Quidditch

Harry Potter tour - Quidditch

Harry Potter tour - Quidditch

Harry Potter tour - Quidditch

Harry Potter tour - Quidditch

Harry Potter tour - Quidditch

The Weasley’s House

Let’s leave Hogwarts and say hi to the Weasleys.

Harry Potter tour - Weasley's House

Harry Potter tour - Weasley's House

Harry Potter tour - Weasley's House

Harry Potter tour - Weasley's House

Harry Potter tour - Weasley's House

Special Effects

Let’s take a special effects break before entering the Death Eaters world.

Harry Potter tour - special effects

Harry Potter tour - special effects

Harry Potter tour - special effects

Harry Potter tour - special effects

Harry Potter tour - special effects

Harry Potter tour - special effects

Harry Potter tour - special effects

Death Eaters

Muggles beware as you enter the presence of the Death Eaters!

Harry Potter tour - death eaters

Harry Potter tour - death eaters

Harry Potter tour - death eaters

Harry Potter tour - death eaters

Ministry of Magic

Now let’s cross over to the Ministry of Magic.

Harry Potter tour - ministry of magic

Harry Potter tour - ministry of magic

Harry Potter tour - ministry of magic

Harry Potter tour - ministry of magic

Harry Potter tour - ministry of magic

Forbidden Forest

Will you dare entering the Forbidden Forest? I must warn you, if you are afraid of spiders, don’t look above your heads and once inside take the first path to your right!

Harry Potter tour - forbidden forest

Harry Potter tour - forbidden forest

Harry Potter tour - forbidden forest

Harry Potter tour - forbidden forest

Harry Potter tour - forbidden forest

Harry Potter tour - forbidden forest

The Gift Shop

Make sure to leave enough time for a shopping break after this dark journey.

Harry Potter tour - gift shop

Harry Potter tour - gift shop

Harry Potter tour - gift shop

Harry Potter tour - gift shop

Kings Crossing Station

Take a look at Hogwarts Express and the famous Platform 9 3/4. Tip: if you want to have your photo taken with the kart through the wall at Platform 9 3/4, you can wait hours and hours in London or come here and get directly to the kart without waiting!

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Train Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Train Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Train Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Train Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Train Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Train Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Train Station

Harry Potter tour - Hogwarts Express

Harry Potter tour - Hogwarts Express

Harry Potter tour - Hogwarts Express

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Harry Potter tour - King's Crossing Station

Movie print elements

Take a minute to discover the amazing job the Graphic Designers did for all the printed elements on Harry Potter movies. It is truly amazing the number of details that are included in them all. They even created tiny coins, newspapers, real books, and more!

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

Harry Potter tour - movie print elements

You’ve hit the halfway point of the tour!

Take a break and taste a Butterbeer before going outside for your Insta moments at Privet Drive.

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour - butterbeer

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour

Harry Potter tour - hogwarts bridge

Harry Potter tour - Hogwarts bridge

Creation of props

In the second part of the tour, you will see how they created all the assets and props. Sketches, models, and prototype are exposed here.

Harry Potter tour - creature shop

Harry Potter tour - creature shop

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Harry Potter tour - prop creation

Diagon Alley

Just like in Universal Parks, welcome to Diagon Alley! Well, you won’t be able to enter the shops here but the Alley is quite the same. Gringotts opened here a few weeks later.

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

Harry Potter tour - Diagon Alley

The Model Rooms

Last room before the end, you will enter is the room for all the models. It is quite amazing the detail that goes into each model before it gets made into part of a full-size set.

Harry Potter tour - model

Harry Potter tour - hogwarts castle model

Harry Potter tour - whomping willow model

Harry Potter tour - model

Harry Potter tour - model

The Final Room

Be prepared to be speechless when you enter the final room it is quite breathtaking!

Harry Potter tour - Hogwarts castle model

Harry Potter tour - Hogwarts model

Harry Potter tour - Hogwarts model

The tour ends with a gift shop, where you will find much the same merchandise as you would in Universal Parks at similar prices in GBP.

I hope you enjoyed this in-depth Harry Potter tour. If you’re a Potter fan and happen to be in London make sure to check out this tour in person!

Maureen is a French Disney influencer, known in France for her blog Hello Disneyland and her videos about Disneyland Paris! Former Art Director, she is now fully dedicated to her blog, providing tips and advice about the best way to enjoy Disneyland Paris! Follow her at Disneyland Paris on Instagram and Youtube.

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