- Address:Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
Studio Tour Drive
Leavesden, Herts WD25 7LR
- Telephone: +44(0)8450 840 900
- Open: Every day except Christmas and Boxing Day from 10 a.m.
Leavesden is 20 miles northwest of London and easy to reach by train or car, via the M1 or M25. Frequent trains from Euston Station in London to Watford Junction take about 20 minutes. Special shuttle buses leave the front of Watford Junction Station every half hour for a fifteen minute trip to the attraction. The bus journey, during which a film is shown, costs £2.
Tickets and Admission
Visitors are admitted at pre-booked time slots, 30 minutes apart. Once admitted, visitors can spend as much time as they want in the attraction. It's estimated that an average visit will take about three hours (we spent a good deal longer).
Tickets must be booked in advance, via the website or through an approved tour or ticketing operator. Tickets for disabled persons should be booked by telephone. No tickets are available at the site itself.
Ticket prices in 2012:
- Adult - £28
- Child 5 to 15 - £21
- Child under 4 - Free
- Family (two adults and two children or one adult and three children)- £83
Food and Drink; There's a branch of Starbucks and a Studio Cafe on the site as well as a small refreshman stand where sandwiches, snacks and drinks can be purchased midway along the tour. Prices are moderate but expect to spend a minimum of £7 to £10 per child for a sandwich and a drink, more for hot meals and salad plates. Keep in mind that there is no other resource nearby at the moment. Even if you don't have a meal, it will be strong willed parent who manages to escape without buying a round of Butterbeers for all at about £3 for a small plastic cup.
Souvenirs: While you try your hand at broom flying and Quidditch against a green screen, photos are being taken which are then available at £12 each (less if you buy several).
The Gift Shop: This one is a minefield that you have to navigate to leave the attraction. It's big and it's full of gimme gimme stuff ranging from small pocket money items and sweets to expensive jewelry, objet d'art and replica costumes. You can have a line for line copy of Dumbledore's robes for about £500. Most of the items for sale are exclusive to the UK. To be safe, hand out the spending money in advance and set a limit for everyone or you could easily multiply the cost of your visit tenfold.