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BEST Harry Potter Theme Park: London Warner Brothers Studio Tour

You can’t help but think about Harry Potter when you are in London and if you are a fan of the books or movies, you will want to go to the closest thing to a Harry Potter theme park London has to offer! Part museum, part interactive experience, the Warner Brothers Studio tour is not just a museum, it is a full-on Harry Potter experience.

Harry Potter Tour at Warner Brothers Studio in London

Harry Potter Theme Park: London Warner Brothers Studio Tour

When the production of the Harry Potter film series ended, it was decided that all of the movie props, costumes, and sets should be able to be enjoyed for years to come.

Thus, Warner Brothers Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter was developed.

You’ll find complete movie sets, props, costumes, and wigs used by the actors, and you will get to see how all the special effects were designed and used!

While there are plenty of Harry Potter walking tours in London, we feel like the Warner Brothers Studio Tour is the best Harry Potter experience in London!

Harry Potter Experience Passport Guide Book

Harry Potter Passport

When you arrive you will get a Warner Brothers Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter Souvenir Passport.

This little book gives you information about the things you will see on the tour and interesting facts.

Privette Drive House in Harry Potter

4 Privet Drive

4 Privet Drive was the street address of the home owned by the Dursley family and where Harry Potter’s famous cupboard under the stairs is located.

Where Harry Potter Sleeps

You will find both the cupboard bedroom of Harry Potter and the 4-Privet Drive set on display as part of Warner Brother’s studio tour.

The Great Hall from Harry Potter Films

The Great Hall

The Great Hall is probably the most iconic set of all the Harry Potter films. The set was inspired by the Dining Hall in Oxford’s Christ Church University.

It was one of the first sets to be built and appears in the first 7 films.

You will also see numerous costumes used during the filming as well as many significant props.

Harry Potter Classroom

Hogwarts Classrooms

Check out the classrooms where Harry Potter learned his spells. You’ll find pots stirring themselves and nearly 1000 potion jars lining the walls.

Dumbledore’s office in the Harry Potter Movies

Dumbledore’s office

Take a stroll through Dumbledore’s office. There you will find a large library of books (they are actually telephone directories bound in leather!).

Harry Potter Film Set

Rooms at Hogwarts

You will be able to see several sets that were used in the filming of the Harry Potter series of movies.

Each features not only the props used in the sets but costumes as well.

View of Diagon Alley from Harry Potter Movies

Diagon Alley

Take a walk down Diagon Alley, see Ollivander’s Wand Shop, and stop by Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes to see Puking Pastille.

Forbidden Forest in Harry Potter Tour

Forbidden Forest

If you are brave enough, you can go into the Forbidden Forest where you will see some lively spiders.

Run through the wall at Platform 9 3/4 at the Harry Potter theme park in London

Platform 9 3/4

Get the full-on Harry Potter experience by pretending to run through the wall at Platform 9 3/4.

You will even be able to see the luggage carts for some of your favorite characters from Harry Potter.

Hogwarts Express

Hogwarts Express

Not only will you see the actual train, but you will also find several props used during the filming of scenes on the train, and can even take an imaginary trip on it!

It is the actual set and was painstakingly reassembled by the original set designers in this location.

Harry Potter Purple Knight Bus

The Knight Bus

Who can forget the bus that picks up Harry Potter when he is stranded? This triple-decker bus is exactly as it looks in the movies!

Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter

Prop Room

You will find a room full of creature props used during the filming; Everything from the Monster Book of Monsters to how the Gringot Goblins came to life with the use of masks!

Hogwarts Castle Model

Hogwarts Castle

The pinnacle of your time at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter comes at the very end of the tour.

You will get to see the Hogwarts Castle Model. With the addition of special effects, this is the model that was used when filming.

Hogwarts Castle at Night

As you walk around the Hogwarts Castle Model, take your time (you may even want to circle it many times) because as you do, the lighting will go from dawn to dusk and back again.

You will also notice that the model uses fiber optic lights to simulate the illusion of students passing through the hallways. The details are absolutely amazing.

If you are a fan of Harry Potter, this will probably be the highlight of your trip. With the music accompaniment in the background and Hogwarts transforming before your eyes, it will be hard not to be affected by the whole Harry Potter experience!

Why This is the Best Harry Potter Theme Park London Has

During your time at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour, you will feel like you are at a Harry Potter theme park. While it is part museum, it also has interactive features.

Riding on the Hogwarts Express

You can take a trip on Hogwarts Express just like Harry Potter! You never know who or what you might see as you ride along!

Fly Harry Potter Broomstick with Green Screen

This is the only place where you will get the opportunity to ‘fly’ a broomstick! Choose your wizard costume and jump on your broom!

While you won’t be able to photograph yourself, you can purchase a video of yourself flying the broom through one of several scenes (via green screen technology)!

If you are hungry, you can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the cafe. You’ll find sandwiches, salads, and baked goods along with various beverages.

Harry Potter Butterbeer

Those longing to buy a Butterbeer will find a few options! You can drink your Butterbeer or get it in the form of ice cream! Either choice is yummy!

Getting Tickets to Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London

Be sure to buy your Warner Bros. Studio Tour ticket in advance.

The lines can be incredibly long if you don’t. You will reserve a specific time to tour and you cannot be late!

I would get there about 15 minutes ahead of your allotted time so that you give yourself time to park and use the restroom before getting in the queue.

You will want to plan for 2-3 hours to explore this amazing space.

Have you been to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter? What was your favorite part?

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