THE STUDIO TOUR
Did you know?
The Film Studios which was home to the Harry Potter film series was originally an old aircraft factory which manufactured planes such as Halifax Bombers and Mosquitoes.
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.
Enhance your Visit
A range of optional extras are on offer to help make your visit to the Studio Tour even more unforgettable.
Our Souvenir Guidebook is the ideal piece of memorabilia to take home and remember your visit to the Studio Tour.
It includes in-depth information about the Harry Potter film series, including many behind-the-scenes secrets.
You can pre-book your Souvenir Guidebook with your tickets for just £9.95 to collect at the Tour. We recommend you collect from our Information Desk when exiting the Tour so you don’t spoil any surprises.
We also have a Hardback Souvenir Guidebook available for £14.95.
Our handheld Digital Guides contain fascinating facts about the sets, costumes and props showcased at the Studio Tour. Some of the content on our Digital Guides can also be subtitled. For more details, please speak to a member of staff at the collection point at the beginning of your tour.
Watch newly-produced interviews with filmmakers and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
Available to hire for just £4.95, Digital Guides can be pre-booked with your tickets or hired upon arrival in our lobby.
We also offer a group package of Digital Guides for £12.95 (which can save you up to £6.85). The group package is valid for three or four visitors.
In our backlot, you’ll get the opportunity to purchase a cup of frothy Butterbeer – this non-alcoholic beverage is reminiscent of shortbread and butterscotch. We also offer a souvenir tankard or a souvenir stein for £6.95 (subject to availability).
Don't miss the opportunity to try our famous Butterbeer in the Backlot!
Take your Butterbeer experience even further! Butterbeer ice-cream is now available in our backlot cafe all year round, to enjoy in a waffle cone for £4.95 or in a souvenir sundae dish for £6.95.
Children are invited to collect their own complimentary Activity Passport which includes a fun Golden Snitch hunt to make their visit even more unforgettable.
Six stamping stations are placed throughout the Tour and Passports can be collected from a staff member upon arrival.
You can store your coats, bags and small suitcases free of charge in our Lobby cloakroom. We recommend that where possible, pushchairs are left in our cloakroom as space within the attraction is limited.
RIDE A BROOMSTICK
Experience green screen technology for yourself and ride a broomstick just like the cast!
Take away a souvenir of your ride on the broomstick with a photograph, DVD or HD USB, available in a variety of packages.
Did you know?
The authentic Hogwarts jumpers stocked at the Studio Tour are made by the same company that created them for cast members during filming.
Our Studio Shop features original props from the Harry Potter film series.
The display cabinet of our cash desk is inspired by the Gringotts Bank set, complete with marble-like columns and full of golden Galleons.
A selection of our Studio Shop items are now available for UK delivery on our online shop.
Collectors will enjoy our gallery, which is home to unique items such as limited edition artwork, film cells, collectables and fine jewellery.
We also stock a wide range of pocket money items.