Harry Potter Studios FAQs

A visit to the magical world of the Harry Potter film series at Harry Potter World is a must for fans of the world’s most famous wizard. In this article, we explore some frequently asked questions, provide travel advice and recommend the best way to travel to Warner Bros Studios from Central London.

If you’re looking to buy tickets online, our fantastic selection of tours are the easiest, most convenient way to explore this magical world.


FAQs

What time does the studio close?

The studio closes at 22:00 (10:00 pm) Monday to Sunday, although closing times will vary depending on public holidays in the UK

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When did the studio tour open?

The studio opened its doors to visitors on 31st March, 2012

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What are the opening times?

Opening times vary depending on when you are planning on visiting. First tours start between 09:00 – 11:00 and final tours finish between 16:30 – 18:45. Check exact opening and tour times on your selected dates here

Monday09:30 - 22:00
Tuesday09:30 - 22:00
Wednesday09:30 - 22:00
Thursday09:30 - 22:00
Friday09:30 - 22:00
Saturday08:30 - 22:00
Sunday08:30 - 22:00
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How long does it take to get to the studio from London?

Travel times vary depending on your chosen transport method. For more information, see our handy travel guide

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How to get to the studio from London

The best, most hassle-free way to get to the studio from London is by purchasing a ticket that includes travel to and from the attraction. For visitors making their own way to the studio, it is possible to travel by car or train.

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Where is the studio located?

The studio is not located in Central London. In fact, it’s technically not in London at all. It is located in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

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Can I park at the studio?

There is a free on-site car park located a short walk away from the entrance to the studio tour

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How much are tickets?

Ticket prices vary depending on whether you book directly with the studio or not. Tickets purchased directly do not include travel and are cheaper for this reason. However, packages that include entrance and travel to and from Central London are often more convenient and have a host of other benefits.

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Can I buy tickets at the studio?

No. Due to the limited number of visitors that and visit the studio at any one time, it is essential to pre-book your tickets online.

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Where can I buy tickets?

It is possible tickets directly via the Warner Bros Studio Tour website. However, one big disadvantage of buying tickets this way is that travel to and from the studio is not included. It is often more convenient to buy tickets from independent vendors whose prices include entrance and travel to and from the studio. See our handy guide on why this is frequently a better option.

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How long does the studio tour last?

The average visit to the studio lasts around 3.5 hours, although there is no limit imposed on how long you can spend there

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What can I see?

The studio is divided across several departments that include:

SetsStep into iconic sets such as The Great Hall and Diagon Alley and more
PropsSee over 950 potion jars in the Potion Classroom, hundreds of vials from the Memory Cabinet and the interior of Professor Umbridge’s Office
Costumes Get up close with costumes worn by the actors
SFX & VFXDiscover how the special and visual effects teams created the magical world on-screen
Creature Effects See The Basilisk, Buckbeak, Aragog and many more famous creatures
Art DepartmentLearn how the movies’ most famous sets were created

There are also a number of additional immersive experiences available, including classes that explore how Costume Department created the items of clothing for the movies. Depending on when you visit, you may also be able to purchase tickets for seasonal events such as Halloween and Christmas.

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Is the studio tour indoors?

The majority of the studio is indoors, however there are some sets located outside such as Privet Drive and The Knight Bus.

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Is there a gift shop at the studio?

There are several gift shops at the studio. These include:

  • The Studio Shop – specially selected collectables , replica items, apparel and more.
  • The Forbidden Forest Shop – forest-themed souvenirs from the film series
  • The Railway Shop – gifts. homeware, souvenirs, apparel and more
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What’s new at the studio?

In 2019, the studio announced the brand new Gringotts Wizarding Bank Expansion. The update includes the original set from the film series, and visitors can discover the costumes and prosthetics behind characters such as Bogrod and Griphook.

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