Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Set to Reopen This Month

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter has been closed since early March, but it will soon open its doors to visitors once again.

Starting August 20, the Studio Tour will open with a reduced visitor capacity and increased safety and social distancing measures. All visitors age 11 and older will be required to wear face coverings unless they are medically exempt from doing so, and face masks will be available to purchase. Visitors who are feeling unwell before their visit should stay at home and rebook their tickets for another date.



On reopening, the Studio Tour will operate a one-way system with additional signage and floor markings to help guests stay socially distant from one another. Additionally, certain attractions and areas, such as Privet Drive and the Hogwarts Express carriage, will not be reopening due to the inability of guests to social distance. Green screen photo opportunities will be open, but visitors will be unable to borrow Hogwarts robes for their photos.

There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the Studio Tour, and high-touch areas, such as door handles, will be cleaned regularly throughout the day. Hygiene screens have been installed in cafés and stores, and to help reduce the risk that comes with handling cash, the Studio Tour will be cashless from its reopening. Visitors who choose to eat in one of the Studio Tour cafés will also be asked to provide their contact details for the NHS’s Test and Trace program.



Although the Studio Tour had previously temporarily suspended bookings, tickets are now available to purchase. As always, the Studio Tour remains a prebook-only attraction, and visitors will need to book tickets before their trip. Additionally, the Studio Tour is requesting that visitors arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before their time slot, because it is unable to accommodate due to social distancing measures.

The Studio Tour shuttle bus, which provided free transportation for NHS workers during the early stages of the pandemic, will remain unavailable. This means that visitors hoping to make the journey from Watford Junction train station will need to arrange alternate modes of transportation.

Will you be planning to visit the Studio Tour once it reopens? The Celebration of Slytherin event has been extended to November 12 to allow as many people as possible to experience the feature. And for those who love the festive season, Hogwarts in the Snow is still set to go ahead on November 14, so there is plenty of magic to enjoy!

Press Release

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter to reopen on Thursday 20th August

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will reopen to visitors with a reduced capacity, social distancing and enhanced cleaning from Thursday 20th August.
  • The Studio Tour remains a pre-book attraction, and tickets for a timed tour must be booked in advance.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is delighted to reopen to visitors from Thursday 20th August, allowing fans to step back into the Wizarding World and discover the behind-the-scenes magic. From tomorrow at 1 pm, fans will be able to book tickets online for visits up to 31st June 2021.

To help keep everyone safe, a number of additional measures and changes have been made to the Studio Tour experience. The updates are designed to prioritise social distancing and enhanced cleaning.

Geoff Spooner, SVP & General Manager, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London says:
“We’re thrilled to be able to open the doors to the Hogwarts Great Hall to visitors once again. While the Studio Tour experience may differ from previous visits as we introduce additional safety measures, we’re looking forward to welcoming fans back into the world of Harry Potter for a truly magical day out.”

Upon reopening, visitors will experience the Studio Tour’s special feature, A Celebration of Slytherin. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to walk through the Great Hall decorated in Slytherin colours before being the first to see the Slytherin [c]ommon [r]oom up close. A 25-ft [sic] section of the set complete with authentic props and imposing stone walls will be on display for fans. A Celebration of Slytherin has been extended until 12th November, and more details can be found here.

Safety Measures

  • Visitors aged 11 and up will be required to wear a face mask or covering for the duration of their visit.
  • The Studio Tour will open with a reduced capacity to help encourage social distancing. Additional signage and floor markings will be in place to promote social distancing and allow visitors to navigate the Studio Tour safely.
  • Enhanced cleaning will take place throughout the day, and hand sanitiser stations will be positioned throughout the Studio Tour.
  • Some areas of the Studio Tour may be unavailable to limit contact and maintain social distancing.
  • To further limit contact, the Studio Tour’s shops and cafés will only accept cashless or contactless payment options such as credit and debit cards or mobile payments.
  • For more information on the Studio Tour’s safety measure, visit the website.


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Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!