Harry Potter Studio Tour
"The Harry Potter film series made Leavesden its home for more than ten years. As the books were still being released while the films were being made, the production crew saved many of the iconic sets, props and costumes that were created especially for the films - just in case they were ever needed later on in the series. Once filming wrapped on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 in 2010, the production crew were left with a treasure trove of thousands of intricate and beautifully-made artefacts, many of which wouldn't have been saved on a typical production. The team behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. Many of the original cast and crew returned to reassemble the sets and record their memories from filming, and on 31st March 2012, the Studio Tour opened its doors. Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects."
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive Leavesden Watford London Greater London London WD25 7LR United Kingdom
Access Card notes
Access Cards with '+1' symbol accepted as proof for a free essential companion ticket.
- There is seating throughout the Studio Tour. We have a number of free lightweight foldable stools available. Please speak to a member of staff on the day of your visit.
- Most of the venue is wheelchair accessible, however there are some areas of the tour which are not wheelchair accessible. These include: Diagon Alley's cobbled street and the Great Hall's slate floor. Alternate access cannot be provided for the Hogwarts bridge, as it is an original part of the set and can only be accessed via a small staircase. The Knight Bus is not wheelchair accessible. Mobility scooters wider than 86cm cannot be used within the venue, but wheelchairs are availble to hire. Advanced notice is required for large groups due to seating restrictions. To have a photo on a broomstick, visitors must be able to transfer themselves onto the broomstick.
- Disabled parking is available directly outside the venue, free of charge. Users must bring their Blue Badge to confirm their eligibility.
- Accessible toilets are located throughout the tour. An additional Changing Place facility room is also located at the venue, equiped with a hoist and changing facilities.
- Guide dogs, hearing dogs and medical alert dogs are all welcomed at the venue, but must come with formal identification and wear a vest.
- Access Card accepted as proof of a +1
- Audio description is available for the tour, but must be booked at least 14 days before visting. Each staff member, who will accompany the group, can only accomodate a maximum of 8 people per party.
- Although subtitles are not featured on the media throughout the tour, the venue provides Ipads with subtitles and additional information. These must be booked in advance through: Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900. Digital guides are also available to use throughout the tour and come with subtitles. Audio loops have been fitted throughout the tour and can be enabled using the 'T' position. British Sign Language tours are available at the venue at no extra cost. This must be booked at least 14 days before the visit, through Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900.
- Smoke machine and strobe lighting used in the Forbidden Forest. Alternate routes are available to avoid this. Seat belts are available for this. Ear protectors are also available for people who are sensitive to noise. A Sensory Room is available within the Studio Tour. The room provides a calming environment for those with autism and other additional needs, it contains a Sensory Shell Chair, interactive light box, mirror ball and tactile mirrors.