After filming all the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. studios, the company decided to preserve several of the original sets and objects that had appeared in the movies to show them to fans at the Harry Potter Studios Park outside London.Hurry to book your tickets because they sell out in no time!
Forget planning. Everything is included in the price: entrance fees and transportation.
The perfect option to not worry about anything but enjoying your visit to Harry Potter Warner Park, the recreations of the sets, the production of his films and the whole magical universe of Hogwarts.
Places like Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank, Ollivanders store or Hogwarts Castle are not unfamiliar to you, but have you ever been to any of them? Now you have the opportunity to enjoy them all with this visit.
You won't even have to locate Platform 9 and 3/4 to get to the park; just choose the time and point in London where you are going to take the bus to get to the park. Booking these tickets with transfers included means you don't have to worry about anything.
Recommended if... you wouldn't miss Harry Potter Park on your visit to London but finding your own transport to get there and getting there is a real headache for you.
How to get tickets to Harry Potter Studios Park?
If you are sure you want to include this attraction in your agenda, the best thing to do is to book your tickets as soon as possible and online to ensure your place in a specific time slot as the capacity is limited. Every day the Harry Potter Studios Park receives thousands of visitors from all corners of the globe, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in London, which means that tickets fly like magic!
That said, to discover the Harry Potter Studios Park you can get your tickets in several ways: either through a pack that includes tickets and transfer to the Harry Potter Studios Park, or you can go on your own.
The best option: book tickets with transfer
There are packs that include both the entrance to the Warner Bros. studios and the bus transfer to and from the attraction and it is a fantastic option to consider if you are traveling to London with your family because the tickets at the box office do not include travel to Harry Potter Studios Park and the attraction is located far away from central London (about an hour away).
This way you will not have to worry about finding your own transport (which in a city like London is quite expensive) or the routes and connections to get there. You will also not have to be aware of the timetables of the different means of public transport that you have to take to get to the studios and not to miss the transfer connections.
With young children, organizing an outing is always a bit of an adventure but you can save yourself the stress of rushing them back and forth to get there if you opt for a bus transfer that will take you directly to Harry Potter Studios Park from central London. It's that simple!
Choose the departure point of your transfer
But London is very big, so you have the choice of two options from the ticket package with transfer. I'll tell you what they are and you choose the one that suits you best:
- Harry Potter Park tickets with transfers from central London.
- Harry Potter Park entrance tickets with transfers from King's Cross
- Harry Potter Park tickets with transfers from Victoria Station
What is it like to visit Harry Potter Studios Park on your own?
In case you prefer to visit the Harry Potter Studios Park on your own, you can also buy tickets on the Warner Bros Studios website. These only give access to the Harry Potter Studios Park. They do not include bus transfer from central London (you will have to find your own transport).
How much do tickets to Harry Potter Studios Park cost?
From around 120 euros you can buy tickets to Harry Potter Studios Park with transfers from King Cross Station. This would be the most economical option if you want to forget about looking for other means of public or private transport to get there. If you choose the pack that starts from Victoria, the price is around 136 euros.
Anyway, to know the prices of tickets to the Harry Potter Studios Park in detail and you can better organize the budget you will need to make the visit, I advise you to read the post Harry Potter Park ticket prices and Harry Potter Tours in London. Surely it will help you to clear some doubts!
Are tickets to Harry Potter Studios Park included in any tourist card?
Unfortunately, tickets to Harry Potter Studios Park are not included in any of the London sightseeing passes (neither the London Pass nor the London Explorer Pass). However, these passes do include tours of Harry Potter and other movie locations (Bridget Jones, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Mary Poppins, etc.) through the streets of London as well as access to a multitude of tourist attractions in the city.
If you are a big fan of the adventures of the young wizard and after visiting the Harry Potter Studios Park you still want more, I recommend you to book a Harry Potter tour in London because they are a fun plan to continue enjoying your favorite saga while you explore the British capital and learn very cool trivia from the movies with an expert guide.
How much time do you need to visit the Harry Potter Studios Park?
You will be able to see the entire Harry Potter Studios Park in about 3 hours.
However, if you are a big fan of J.K Rowling's novels, you will probably want to spend more time there and extend your visit to 4 or 5 hours exploring every inch of the park and taking in all the details of the Harry Potter universe - there is so much to see here!
Is it advisable to go to Harry Potter Studios Park with children?
Without a doubt. If you travel to London with children, visiting the Harry Potter Studios Park will be one of the coolest experiences you can do together during your vacations, especially if the kids are fans of the saga! Here are a few reasons why:
- They will have a great time touring the movie sets (the Great Dining Hall, the school corridors, the Gryffindor Common Room, the teachers' offices, the Dursley or Weasley houses, etc.).
- You don't have to go to Harry Potter Studios Park dressed as simple Muggles, but to immerse yourself even more in this magical atmosphere you can dress up as your favorite character.
- You can also see original objects from the films and learn how the novels were brought to the movies.
However, there are areas such as Lucious Malfoy's house or the Forbidden Forest that could scare some children, especially if they are very young. Just keep this in mind in case you want to avoid these rooms during the Harry Potter Studios Park tour.
On the other hand, if you are going to do this visit with your family, I advise you to try not to choose the last time to enter the Harry Potter Studios Park because you will return to London very late and the experience could be exhausting for the children.
When does Harry Potter Studios Park open in London?
Harry Potter Studios Park is open Monday to Sunday but opening hours vary depending on the day you visit.
- Weekdays: open from 9:30 AM to 8 PM
- Weekends: open from 8:30 AM to 10 PM.
However, keep an eye on the calendar when you buy your tickets as opening times may change depending on UK public holidays, park maintenance work or to prepare the sets for special events.
How to get to Harry Potter Studios Park?
Organized tours to Harry Potter Studios Park usually include a bus transfer to and from the attraction, as it is quite far from the center of London. These tours usually depart from King's Cross or Victoria Station and the bus goes directly to Warner Bros. Studios.
However, if you decide to go on your own to Harry Potter Studios Park you will have to be patient to take several different means of transport to get there and make a combination of subway, train and bus both there and back.
If you want more information on this issue, do not miss the post How to get to Harry Potter Studios London where it is discussed in more detail.
Where to eat during the visit?
Your visit to Harry Potter Studios Park is likely to take several hours, so you may find that you work up an appetite at some point during your visit - the perfect opportunity to take a break and grab a snack to recharge your batteries!
Although you can carry your own snacks in your bag to kill the munchies in the picnic area or the Backlot area, there are also places to eat during your visit inside the Warner Bros. studios. It is a good option if you forgot to take the snacks or if you go with children and you prefer them to take a more hearty dish. Some of these are:
- The Hub Café: Serves take-out sandwiches and other baked goods as well as Starbucks specialty hot and cold beverages. Open all day.
- The Chocolate Frog Café: Ideal for snacking. Serves a wide variety of sweets, cakes, treats and ice cream. Also hot chocolate. Open all day.
- The Backlot Café: Here you can taste the famous butter beer! Its menu offers a wide variety of dishes such as sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and soups. They have a children's menu. Open all day.
- The Food Hall: Serves breakfast, hot and cold dishes, sandwiches and a wide selection of drinks. Open until 8 PM on days when the park closes at 10 PM and until 5 PM the rest of the time.
What will you see during your visit?
The studios at Harry Potter Park are divided into indoor and outdoor. Here's a summary of what you can see during your tour of the park:
- You will be able to walk through several sets from the movies such as the Hogwarts Great Hall, Platform 9¾, Diagon Alley, Professor Umbridge's office or the Forbidden Forest.
- See some of the original props and objects from the films, for example, the Potions Classroom, the Wardrobe of Memories, Weasley's Sorceries, etc.
- Costumes of the characters, quidditch equipment, dresses, uniforms...
- Models and technical drawings that were used to create the sets or what special effects were used to film certain scenes.
- Ah! But in the Harry Potter Studios Park you can not only see things but also do magic wielding a wand or riding on a flying broomstick.
Don't forget to bring your camera because you'll want to take lots of pictures during your visit - you'll have a blast!
Some useful tips to go to Harry Potter Studios Park
- Remember to book your tickets online and in advance to Harry Potter Studios Park. This is one of the most popular attractions in London and tickets sell out quickly, especially during peak season, holidays or special dates like Christmas.
- Try to be there at least 30 minutes in advance because if you arrive later than the time you had booked, the staff of the attraction does not guarantee that you can access later in the next available time slot.
- Strollers are permitted in Harry Potter Studios Park, although there are a limited number of strollers per visit.
- Whether you visit the park dressed as a Muggle or a wizard, remember to dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather at the time of year, and don't forget to wear comfortable shoes as the tour is extensive!
- You can carry some snacks and water in your bag to eat there in the areas provided for this purpose.
- For those who need it, guide dogs and assistance dogs can enter the Harry Potter Studios Park.
- Before you leave, remember to stop by the gift store to take home a souvenir of this special day.