The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour
We will have 3.5 hours to spend at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London – with specific focus on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, where all eight of the Harry Potter films were made. You will have the chance to visit two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets (such as Privet Drive, the Weasley’s car and Hogwart’s Bridge). Head into some of the most iconic sets from the films, including the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore’s office, Hagrid’s Hut, the Ministry of Magic, the Weasley kitchen, the Hogwart’s Express, the potions classroom and of course – The Great Hall. Uncover the secrets from behind the scenes, and marvel at the incredible costumes and prosthetics that turn the actors into creatures. Perhaps you might like to ride a broomstick (with green screen technology) and relax with a yummy Butterbeer or two. Explore Diagon Alley with all of its quirky wizarding wares – Ollivander’s wand shop, the Wesley’s Wizard Wheezes shop and more. Step into the magic world of Harry Potter and see it for yourself.
Tour of the city of Oxford and the University
Nicknamed the “city of dreaming spires”, we travel further west to the world famous university city of Oxford where we will have the chance to explore some of the colleges that make up this historic city. Join us on a guided tour to get to know the city and how it works in greater detail, as well as a visit to the 15th century School of Divinity with it's amazing vaulted ceiling with intricate roof carvings.
Some of the Oxford 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. These are some of the 38 independent, autonomous university colleges that make up the English speaking world's oldest university. We end the day with some free time, you will be able to explore or shop at your leisure.
Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance; nearest tube stations are Holborn Station or Tottenham Court Road Station.
Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch; nearest tube station is Marble Arch Station
Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, Kensington (wait on Cromwell road by bus stop, not outside hotel entrance. Short walk from Gloucester Road tube station)
We will head off to Oxford once we have departed from central London. Upon arrival we enjoy a guided tour of this famous university city. Founded in the 11th century, Oxford is the English speaking world's oldest university. You'll have the chance to join a 90 minute professionally guided walking tour of some of Oxford's most famous college buildings, amongst its quadrangles
We will head off to Oxford once we have departed from central London, the oldest modern university of the world. 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 narrow streets and into chapels and halls, across cobblestone squares amongst 'dreaming spires' that Oxford is so famous for. Your guided tour will take you through the core of historical academia, to the Bodleian Library, on of the country's first libraries, to Radcliffe Square, the Sheldonian Theatre and selected colleges. A highlight of the tour will be entry to the stunning 1483 School of Divinity with an incredible vaulted ceiling with 455 elaborate roof carvings of the donor's crests and initials.
The university colleges that you will see on the tour include , Merton, Oriel, St John's, Magdalen, University, Queens, All Souls, Hertford, Trinity, Christ Church, Balliol and Corpus Christi.
You'll also have some free time to explore - and visit some of Oxford's many shops and cafes at your leisure.
After your small group guided tour of Oxford we take the short drive to Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter.
The real highlight of your day is the visit to the Warner Bros Studio for the making of Harry Potter tour.
Here we spend three and a half hours to enjoy yourselves in immerse yourselves into the world of Harry Potter. Based in a collection of former aircraft hangers at Leavesden we visit the studios where every single Harry Potter movie was filmed! A incredible attraction and one of England's most visited which gives you the experience of the Harry Potter magic that has gone into creating the most successful film series ever.
Begin your visit in the Great Hall and venture through the most iconic sets featured in the movies including Dumbledore’s office, the Ministry of Magic, Gryffindor common room, 4 Privet Drive, Diagon Alley, the Weasley kitchen and Hagrid's Hut. Climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and sit in a carriage as "Hogwarts Castle" steams away at the end of platform 9 3/4. See some of the behind-the-scenes secrets and unveil the magical make up and intricate prosthetics that transformed the actors into J.K. Rowlings amazing creatures.
After a magical experience at the studios we will make our way back to London.
On our return we will drop you at Victoria Station in the city centre. This is one of the largest and best connected transport hubs in London, with excellent rail, underground and road connections to all parts of London and beyond