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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter and Oxford Day Trip provided by International Friends

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter and Oxford Day Trip

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter and Oxford Day Trip
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Tour snapshot
Escape the city on a day trip to two Harry Potter-themed locations
Duration:
10h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, no visit to London is complete without exploring Warner Bros Studios and Oxford, home to several magical filming locations. Cover more sights in less time on a day trip that saves you the hassle of arranging admission tickets and transfers, making it ideal for first-time visitors and families.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • A must for fans of the world-famous wizard
  • Transfers and tickets are taken care of to save you stress
  • Enjoy both guided sightseeing and free time
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • A must for fans of the world-famous wizard
  • Transfers and tickets are taken care of to save you stress
  • Enjoy both guided sightseeing and free time
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5528IFPOTTER
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide (Oxford walking tour)
  • Entry to the Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
  • Entry/Admission - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
Duration
10h 30m
Departure details
  • 229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN, UK Outside International Student House, opposite Great Portland Street tube station, W1W 5PN Departure times are as follows: 8:00am daily.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We will visit Oxford first on all departure dates.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Daily departure time: 8:00am
  • On peak dates, the itinerary and departure time may change.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide (Oxford walking tour)
  • Entry to the Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
  • Entry/Admission - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
Departure details
  • 229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN, UK Outside International Student House, opposite Great Portland Street tube station, W1W 5PN Departure times are as follows: 8:00am daily.
Duration
10h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We will visit Oxford first on all departure dates.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Daily departure time: 8:00am
  • On peak dates, the itinerary and departure time may change.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    229 Great Portland St
    229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN, UK
    Outside International Student House, opposite Great Portland Street tube station, W1W 5PN Departure times are as follows: 8:00am daily.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Radcliffe Camera
    Christ Church
    Sheldonian Theatre
    Bodleian Library
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    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    This is your chance to explore the magic surrounding that went into creating one of the most successful film series of all time, where you'll see real life sets, props and costumes, all used to make the Harry Potter books come to life! Marvel at the detail throughout the tour as you stroll through the Great Hall, and some of the most iconic sets from the movies, including Dumbledore's Office, 4 Privet Drive, the Gryffindor Common Room, the Weasley kitchen, Diagon Alley, the Atrium from the Ministry of Magic and the Hogwarts Express, plus so much more! We'll spend at least 3.5 hours in the Studios, during which you'll have the opportunity to discover behind-the-scenes secrets which created the special effects we enjoy throughout the movie series, marvel at the intricate details that went into every single part of the films, as well as learning the techniques behind transforming actors into the creatures we see in the films. All will be revealed at the working studios where all eight Harry Potter films were produced!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Christina E
1 contribution
Our guide Rachel was excellent - just the right amount of interesting commentary throughout the trip and very knowledgeable in Oxford. She went above and beyond what could be expected after my daughter accidentally left a small bag containing the souvenirs she bought with her own pocket money on the bus - even contacting us privately and arranging to deliver the "precious" forgotten items the next day. Thank you so much, Rachel!
Wonderful tour of the Warner Brothers studios and Oxford. A nice combination. Incredible visit through the makings of HP. Although one could stay longer at the Studios, after 4 hours one is ready for something different. Oxford holds a lot of interest for those familiar with other fantasy works and is a quaint city worth visiting, if only for a couple of hours.
Written May 29, 2022
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stay99
Miami, FL25 contributions
This was a excellent trip. You don’t even have to be a huge Harry Potter fan to enjoy. The pick up and drop off by the luxury bus was comfortable and very easy. We were able to drive outside of the city of London and seeing other parts of London. The studio was just fascinating to learn how long the actors were pretty much living there how small the sense that they work on to what you actually see on the big screen. I would definitely recommend.
Written March 10, 2022
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Well Travelled C
Reading, UK95 contributions
Ah this was magical! We didn't really know what to expect from the tour but it definitely exceeded expectation. It was really informative, so fascinating to understand everything that went into the making of these films, and all the detail that came along with it, along with the tips and tricks!
It was great visiting during covid as it wasn't too busy and gave you enough time and space to get the full experience.
One thing we didn't experience though, at the Chocolate Frog cafe, when we ordered ice creams that they didn't come with chocolate frogs, which was clearly advertised on all their products. We were handed our ice creams and I asked the girl why we didn't receive chocolate frogs with our ice creams, and her reply was "ah we've sold out".... really!? 2 minutes later the manager came running after us and said "ah I noticed you didn't have frogs on your ice creams, please let me add them to your ice cream for you'.
Anyway, that was minor, but I do think a bit of customer service can go a long way!
All in all, it was a great evening out!
Written October 12, 2020
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Jade R
2 contributions
Friends
I didn’t know what to expect with this tour. To be honest I booked it because it seemed to be the only way I could fit the HP backlot into my trip (it was unsurprisingly sold out through the lot itself). But it ended up being awesome. Amber was a lovely, energetic guide who did her best to engage what was (what I thought to be) a mostly “sleepy” group of travelers. My friend and I were the most excited people to be there it seemed. I mean, HP! Oxford was also a wonderful treat. I finally got to see Christ Church and bits of the campus. Everything went smoothly, Kevin was a great driver. Drop off, pick ups were smooth and timely and the coach was comfortable. This tour is a must for fans of the Wizarding World. A day full of HP (with touches of Alice in Wonderland).
Written January 7, 2020
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Tamela
Sacramento, CA7 contributions
Family
Enjoyed Oxford immensely but due to the tour running late by 1/2 hour at start of day. Our time in Oxford was only 1/2 hr(barely time to find bathroom and look in a shop)after the 45 minute tour. Also we waited 25 minutes in the bus because 1 person went to wrong location, so instead of leaving at 1200 as scheduled we left at 1225, giving us less time on studio tour. It would be ok to wait 10-15 minutes…..but 25……!
Highlight was our tour guide-Debbie in Oxford. She did an awesome 🤩 job!
Our bus tour guide was very mediocre, nice but did not enhance our experience at all. Bus driver did a great job driving smoothly from stop to stop.
WB studio tour was great, learned a lot about how the movies were made and back stories.
Would probably try a different tour company next time though.
Written June 14, 2022
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S T
London, UK3 contributions
Friends
Literally just got home from this day trip couldn't be happier Oxford was brilliant our guide Chris was very knowledgeable & has already given me ideas for my next trip his guided tour was not just interesting but amusing I enjoyed it no end.
Mike & Mark on the coach were great everything timed to perfection & Mike had a wealth of knowledge that even made me nostalgic for my own school when was talking about the different houses & inter house competition just like Hogwarts but sadly no flying brooms at my school.
Watch out for the firebreahing dragon in Gringotts & Hogwarts both of which will make you gasp. The butter beer was a major sugar rush I will probably be bouncing off the walls most of the night.
Written June 3, 2022
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Betül K
1 contribution
Friends
Absolutely lovely! I felt not one minute of the journey was wasted as our tour guide Mike imbedded it with history and magic. He truly enhanced the experience. Combining Warner Bros. Studio with Oxford was definitely the right choice. Oxford was rich in places to see and if you’re there for Harry Potter only there’s relevance too. The studio was a wonderful insight to movie making with absolutely amazing sets and props. 4 hours was just the right amount of time if you don’t stand around reading all the text accompanying it. Would recommend to anyone looking for fun.
Written June 14, 2022
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Travel_Dad
Busan, South Korea35 contributions
This turned out to be a very good trip. I was a little wary having read some reviews that were disappointed with the Oxford portion of the trip, but I really enjoyed it. The coach we took was great - larger than a van, but not a full-sized bus. It also had USB outlets in the seats, so be sure to bring your charger. Our facilitator (Ben I think) was helpful throughout the day and kept us informed along the way. I did feel we were a bit rushed at the Studios though. An extra 30min would have been a nice cushion. As I said the time in Oxford was very enjoyable. The tour there focused more on Oxford and it's very rich history not as much on HP. I think our guide talked more about C. S. Lewis and Tolkien than he did about Potter, but that was fine by me.
Written February 27, 2020
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Kimberly
Ottawa, Canada20 contributions
Family
we booked this tour for October and had a good time although with some hiccups. Our group was small to my surprise (so no coach bus) but our driver was a funny guy so made the drive a good time (it’s a bit of a drive btw). We lost about an hour and some of our “tour” due to traffic and felt we were rushing in our Oxford trip. Our tour guide was great but although not many things of HP were shown on the tour more so about the historical history (was was great too but perhaps for another tour). We got to spend some free time but only enough to stay in the city center. Some things to take note of is some of the areas are blocked off due to the pandemic hence you see areas from the outside. Warners was amazing, you take yourself on your own tour which is nice, lots too see and do. We had about 4hrs. We left there satisfied but also wanting todo it again as since it’s the first time we were more so focused on pictures, timing and see everything rather than soaking it all in. With that being said if I were todo this again I would do both on separate days to really take in all that Oxford, warners have to offer and really explore!
Written November 20, 2021
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Francis B
Oudenaarde, Belgium72 contributions
I give a five since International Friends is a reliable company,
We first booked this tour for April 2020. Due to Corona measures we had to postpone the tour twice. International Friends has always be keen to rebook us without a problem.

Our last attempt was successful and we had our visit to Oxford and Harry Potter. Bus was perfect on time at the given spot.
Personally I found the time spent in Oxford a bit short (only 1 hour guidance + 1 hour free time one should also use to grab some food).
The Harry Potter tour itself is worthwhile especially for fans.
Written July 27, 2022
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