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Creation of Harry Potter Studio Tour and Oxford

Enjoy the experience of a small group guided tour combining Warner Bros Studio Tour The Making of Harry Potter with the historic university city of Oxford.

Explore the film sets of the Studio and then see inside the colleges and university buildings of Oxford.




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Tour Highlights

  • The Great Hall, one of Hogwarts Castle’s most recognisable locations
  • Gryffindor common room, boys' dormitory and potions classroom
  • Professor Dumbledore’s office and Hagrid’s hut, the home of Rubeus Hagrid
  • The Weasley kitchen, including the magical self washing frying pan and unique Weasley family clock
  • The Ministry of Magic, the wizarding world’s centre of government in Britain
  • The backlot, home to exterior sets including Privet Drive, the Weasley's car and Hogwarts Bridge
  • Creature effects, where creatures and intricate prosthetics were built, including Lord Voldemort’s snake like face!
  • Hogwarts Castle model , the jewel in the crown of the art department!!
  • Diagon Alley where you can see the dusty Ollivanders wand shop, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes shop and much more!
  • Guided tour of Oxford with professional guide and entrance to the 15th century Divinity School
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Tour Description – Available every Thursday April to September

It’s just a short journey north of London to the magical ‘Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter’. Based in a collection of former aircraft hangers at Leavesden we visit the studios where every single one of the Harry Potter films were made! A truly unique attraction which allows you to experience the magic that has gone into creating the most successful film series of all time.

Join us in the Great Hall and venture into some of the most iconic sets featured in the movies including Dumbledore’s office, the Ministry of Magic, 4 Privet Drive, Gryffindor common room, the Weasley kitchen, Diagon Alley and Hagrid’s Hut. Step into the Hogwarts Express and sit down in the carriages as “Hogwarts Castle” steams away at the end of platform 9 3/4 .Let us reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets and unveil the intricate prosthetic’s and make up that transformed actors into creatures. All this can be witnessed at the working studios where all eight Harry Potter films were produced where we will be spending three and a half hours at the Studio tour.

After we finish the Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter we join the coach and drive to Oxford. Upon arrival we enjoy a guided tour of this famous University city. Founded in 1167, Oxford is England’s oldest university. We will take you on a 90 minute professionally guided walking tour of the famous college buildings, amongst cloisters and quadrangles, along the back streets and into chapels and dining halls and across cobblestone squares standing in the shadows of the famous ‘dreaming spires’. Our guided walking tour will take you into the heart of this land of hallowed academia, to the Bodleian Library, to the Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre and selected colleges. A highlight of the tour will be entry to the 15th century School of Divinity with it’s amazing vaulted ceiling with 455 roof carvings of the benefactor’s crests and initials.

Some of the university colleges that you will see include Christ Church, Merton, Oriel, Corpus Christi, Magdalen, University, Queens, All Souls, Hertford, Trinity, Balliol and St John’s. The University has 38 independent, autonomous colleges and you will also pass alongside many others on your tour. We end the day with some free time, you will be able to explore or shop at your leisure.

On return to London we will drop you at Victoria Train Station in the city centre.



Important Information

  • Small group tour – maximum 20 people
  • Travel by executive coach
  • Entry to Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Guided tour of Oxford with professional guide
  • Entrance to the 15th century Divinity School

Departure details

There are 2 departure times for this day trip, at each location, depending on our group entry time at the Studio. Please check your tickets carefully, your pick up time will be one of below:

08.00 Outside Ashburn Hotel, 111 Cromwell Road, Kensington (close to Gloucester Road Tube station), London SW7 4DP
08.15 Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch
08.30 Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance

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09.00 Outside Ashburn Hotel, 111 Cromwell Road, Kensington (close to Gloucester Road Tube station), London SW7 4DP
09.15 Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch
09.30 Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance



FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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