If you are a Harry Potter fan and are in London, do make a trip to visit the Warner Bros. Studios Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden, southeastern England. Not to be mixed up with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter of Universal Studios theme parks, this is a permanent exhibit tour location offering an authentic behind the scenes glimpse of the Harry Potter films.

Wondering how to go to Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter, London? Follow our detailed step by step guide.

Getting to Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter, London

If you are coming from London City Area

Take the train to Watford Junction Station.  It will take only 15-20 mins on an express train from Euston train station.

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If you are coming from London Heathrow Airport

Take a 1-hr ride on Greenline Coach 724 from the Central Bus station to Watford Junction and alight at Watford Junction Station stop 2.

Once at Watford Junction Train station, look out for bus stop number 4.

The Mullany’s shuttle bus 311 to the studio departs from this stop and is unmistakable with its Harry Potter livery on its exterior.


Get your bus fare on hand to pay the bus driver and show your harry potter studio tickets. Keep the ticket stub for the return trip if you are buying a round trip ticket.  The Harry Potter studio is a 12-min ride away and the return ticket cost only 2 pounds!

Tips for visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter

1. Book those tickets online beforehand

The facility takes in only about 5000 visitors per day, and on busy days, the tickets do get sold out as we discovered for ourselves.  So if you have a specific date in mind, do book the tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

2. Buy the Complete Studio Tour Package

We recommend at least one in the group to buy the Complete Studio Tour Package which comes with an audio guide as well as a free paperback souvenir guide.  The digital guide is actually an iPod Touch encased in a hanging mobile and has pre-loaded video interviews with the cast and crew members, as well as interactive maps and explanations of the exhibition on display. The Complete Studio Tour Package is only available when you book tickets in advance.


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3. Spend at least half a day for the Tour

Warner Bros. recommend that the tour will take about 3 hrs, but hard-core Potter fans would want to stay longer, especially for first time visitors.  There is no limit imposed on your time at the attraction. Therefore, budget at least half a day to one day to do this tour.

4. Start the tour at the earliest available time-slot

Even though the studio tries to limit the number of visitors per time slot, the queues do still get astonishingly long, and the number of visitor snowballs and peaks at mid-afternoon.   We suggest to start the tour at the earliest available time-slot at either 9am or 10am depending on the day.

We hope the above tips and the directions will help you in planning for the visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. Here are our reviews (Part 1 and Part 2) of the tour for your reading pleasure before the trip! 🙂

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