Warner Brother’s Harry Potter Studio Tour Packages and Hotel Deals
Join in as the world descends on the sleepy Hertfordshire village of Leavesden, just outside of Watford. Based at the Studios where all eight of the Harry Potter films were made, the Harry Potter Studio Tour packages gives ordinary Muggles like you and me the chance to step into the enchanted world of Harry Potter.
Book the Making of Harry Potter studio tour at Warner Bros. Studio near London – a memorable highlight to a short break or holiday treat.
This brilliant walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes of the Harry Potter Films and features the authentic sets, costumes and props as well as including the animatronics and special effects that are normally closely guarded secrets of the film world.
Can’t wait? You need to get booking. You can’t just turn up, you have to book in advance, so why don’t you book nearby accommodation at the same time and make it a short break or holiday treat.
So what do you get to see on the tour?
Great Hall – used in all eight of the Harry Potter films
Dumbledore’s office including some never-before-seen treasures
Diagon Alley, with its famous shops – Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts wizarding bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium
The stunning 1:24 scale model of the Hogwarts castle, which was used for aerial shots.
Our packages include the studio tour and overnight accommodation (including breakfast) in a 3 star hotel or better for all four of you. We have managed to secure some great availability but, if booking on line you do need to book at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise call our Reservations team on +44 (0)1904 420452.
A good example is the Holiday Inn Express by Watford Junction. Just 2 miles away from the Studio it is very handy AND also offers great access into London if you would like to spend some time there during your break… visit Madame Tussauds, The Tower of London or even take in a show for a London Theatre Break.
Combine your Harry Potter-themed break with other highlights
If you don’t want to take the kids and you want a longer break, how about the four star Hilton Watford where a 3-day break with tour tickets costs from ONLY £154 per person*. The hotel is just outside town and offers the perfect base for business, leisure and pre-flight stopovers. With excellent access to the M1, M25 and Watford Train Station, it is only 15 minutes from the hotel to central London.
It is also perfect if you want to catch a premier league football match at Watford FC.
* All prices quoted correct at time of publishing and subject to availability
Warner Brothers Studio Tour London are very excited to unveil the original Hogwarts Express steam engine, including a recreated station platform, Platform 9 ¾, as part of our Harry Potter Studio tour packages.
Harry Potter Experiences without an overnight stay
Obviously the studios are not the only place to visit to walk in Harry’s footsteps. If you want to find out more Theatre Breaks would heartily recommend Harry Potter Places. It’s got so much information and we love the Supplementums – great detail!
We had an excellent break away. The hotel was lovely, staff were polite and courteous and the breakfast was delicious.The tour itself was very good. I would have preferred an earlier entry time as there was so much to see and it took us almost 4 hours to get around it all. All in all a very good break away with the family.Thank you.
So, as suggested, we descended into the sleepy Hertfordshire village of Leavesden, just outside of London, to go to the Harry Potter Studios for a tour package. And yes, as an ordinary Muggle, I entered the enchanted world of Hogwarts School.
And I have to say that yes, my Harry Potter Studio Tour Package WAS a memorable highlight to my short weekend break.
The walking tour did take us behind the scenes and it did give us a peek at all the sets, costumes and props, including many of the moving models and special effects. And what do you think we saw on our Harry Potter Studio Tour?
YES, the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, Diagon Alley, Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium, Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory and Hagrid’s hut
We chose the 4* Hilton Watford hotel nearby to make a short break and so you know what? the two nights cost us less tham £300 for the two of us including the Studio Tour.
But joking aside the Harry Potter Studio Tour Package was brilliant.
Okay, if you're a HUGE Harry Potter fan, like myself, then you will LOVE this place. I went once about two months ago and I'm going again twice, I loved it that much.
I'll start off with how easily accessible the place is, even though the studio is quite far away, they have a bus that goes from Watford Junction straight to the studios and back and it's only a £2 return per person.
Even before you enter the building you start to feel giddy with excitement but it's maximized 100x as soon as you set foot inside (I'm not giving anything away as to what's there, you'll have to go and see for yourself) but I was completely taken aback by the appearance. It's quite simply amazing.
Me and the person I was with arrived too early for the appointment time we were given so we went to have a look around the shop, where they didn't disappoint. You can get everything from chocolate frogs and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans (and they mean every flavor) to costumes, to clothes and toys but my personal favorite has to be the wands, (I got Hermione's). The staff there are really helpful and really friendly.
The tour itself is fantastic. Everything is exact and they pay close attention to detail. It's really interactive and great for children (even though I'm seventeen and I probably had more fun than the children there) It's a really great place to take a family.
The fact that there's no time limit on how long you can stay is great because it meant that I got to enjoy everything without missing out. I'm glad I took my camera as there's so much there! I genuinely felt like I was re-living my childhood.
When you're there you HAVE to try a Butterbeer. I had one when I was there and I've been craving one every since.
I also learnt loads about the films and found it all really interesting.
All in all, it was probably the best day of my life to date and I highly recommend it to anyone, even if you're not a Harry Potter fan, you can be guaranteed an amazing day out.
I have just come back from a great family afternoon out at the Harry Potter studio tour in Leavesden, Herts.
Everything is instantly recognisable from the minute you walk through the studios doors. I didn't stop taking photogrpahs all the way through.
I don't want to give too much away because I want you to be amazed & surprised as me & my family. What I can say is that you pretty much walk around the whole place with your mouth open in awe. Yes, there is a lot of walking - it took us 3 hours in total. My Dad who's a bit wobbly on his feet booked a wheelchair for the afternoon (needs to be done in advance) and with this he was able to enjoy himself thoroughly.
Here are some tips for your tour...
There's no time limit on the visit so you can take your time over every exhibit.
Do remember to take your time and take in everything in each part of the tour as you are not able to go back into previous rooms.
The wait for the "broomstick flying" green screen is about a 45 minutes. You have to pay for your photo afterwards.
Remember to sample some Butter Beer in the outside "lot"- it's absolutely yummy.
Anyway, I can't recommend this tour enough to any Harry Potter fan (and even if you haven't seen all the films you will not be bored).