Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.
Be sure to book with visitlondon.com for the best tour rates, including your transport from Victoria Station in Central London.
Some of the things you can expect to see and do:
•Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall.
•Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures.
•Step onto the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium.
•See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle.
•Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models.
•Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.
Coca-Cola London Eye
The Coca-Cola London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel; a feat of design and engineering, it has become the modern symbol representing the capital and a global icon. The experience showcases breathtaking 360-degree views of the capital and its famous landmarks and has been the number one visitor experience in the city for the past decade.
The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and gives you an ever-changing perspective of London. Within each capsule, interactive guides allow you to explore the capital’s iconic landmarks in several languages.
An experience on the Coca-Cola London Eye will lift you high enough to see up to 40 kilometres on a clear day and keep you close enough to see the spectacular details of the city unfolding beneath you.
Make the most of your time with us by visiting our London Eye 4D Experience, free with every ticket. See London come to life through unique perspectives and multi-sensory special effects, including wind, bubbles and scent. The four-minute show is perfect to watch at the start of your visit.
Buckingham Palace Tour
During the summer, you can tour the 19 spectacular State Rooms. These magnificent rooms are decorated with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto.
Each year Buckingham Palace hosts a special exhibition as part of the summer opening. The exhibition changes each year, but always provides a fascinating glimpse into royal life.
Outside of the summer opening, you can still see the iconic exterior of the palace and watch the famous Changing the Guard.
Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
See London’s iconic landmarks from the comfort of a hop on hop off bus tour. Buy a 24 hour ticket and enjoy unlimited travel around London in that period. Plus, get a free walking tour and a free river tour included with your bus ticket.
The buses cover four different routes with more than 60 stops, so there’s plenty of opportunity to see London’s most famous places. You can hop on hop off as many times as you want, giving you the chance to explore areas and sights in more detail.
A live tour guide, or audio guide, is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Russian. There is also free Wi-Fi available on the bus.
On the hop on hop off tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see and explore:
•Tower of London
•Oxford Street & Regent Street
•St Paul’s Cathedral
Buses depart every five to 10 minutes from the main tourist points, and every 15 to 20 minutes elsewhere.
The bus tour also entitles you to a free walking tour – choose from the Royal London tour, or the Beatles’ London tour.
A free Thames boat ride is also included in the trip, allowing you to see London’s iconic skyline from the river.
Save even more money by buying a ticket which includes entry to one of London’s major attractions, including The Tower of London, The London Eye or Madame Tussauds.
Tickets valid for 24 or 48 hours. Includes a free walking tour voucher and a free Thames river boat ride.
Audio guides available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian) & Russian
Madame Tussauds London
With 14 interactive areas, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz, glamour and incredible history with more than 300 stunning wax figures.
Walk down the red carpet with Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Depp, before exploring our sports zone alongside Usain Bolt and David Beckham. Enjoy an audience with Her Majesty The Queen and Will and Kate before stepping on stage with music icons including Miley Cyrus. Then, after a behind-the-scenes look at how our sculptors work, ride in a taxi and relive the rich history of London.
Now you can delve into the world of Star Wars™ at Madame Tussauds London. Your favourite heroes and villains from Star Wars Episodes I-VI have been brought to life in authentic walk-in sets, inspired by key scenes from the films, including the swamps of Dagobah, Jabba’s Throne Room and the flight deck of the Millennium Falcon.
Tower of London
Despite the Tower of London’s grim reputation as a place of torture and death, within these walls you will also discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. Don’t miss Royal Beasts and learn about the wild and wonderous animals that have inhabited the Tower, making it the first London Zoo.
Discover the priceless Crown Jewels, join an iconic Beefeater on a tour and hear their bloody tales, stand where famous heads have rolled, learn the legend of the Tower’s ravens, storm the battlements, get to grips with swords and armour, and much more!
Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains – Westminster Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history.
Every year, the Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building – the coronation church of England. Audio guides are available in eleven languages or there is the highly-popular verger-led tour.
Audio guides are free with individual entry tickets and the tour takes around one hour. The English-language tour is narrated by the actor Jeremy Irons and audio guides are also available in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.
Kensington Palace, a palace of secret stories and public lives, has been influenced by generations of royal women.
Experience life as an 18th century royal courtier whilst making your way through the magnificent King’s and Queen’s State Apartments adorned with remarkable paintings from the Royal Collection.
Victoria Revealed, set within the rooms Queen Victoria lived in as a child, is an exhibition that explores her life and reign as wife, mother, Queen and Empress.
Fashion Rules; restyled, this exhibition explores how three royal women – HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales – navigated the fashion “rules” defined by their royal duties. The collection includes exquisite dresses worm by all three.
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard is the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, and London’s newest landmark, The Shard.
Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and has become a dynamic symbol of London. At a height of up to 800ft or 244m, The View from The Shard offers spectacular views over London, enabling visitors to see as far as 40 miles away. Twice as high as any other vantage point in the city, it is the only place where visitors can see the entire city at once.
The London Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that’ll take you back to the past’s most horrible bits. See, hear, smell and feel London’s darkest stories as they come to life before your eyes.
As you are taken back in time, you will come face-to-face with frighteningly funny characters, from torturers and judges to local legends. As you listen to their stories, you’ll feel yourself drawn into another world, where the boundaries between reality and the past blur.
Be warned: as you make your way through the London Dungeon, surprises are lurking in the darkness and will keep your senses on high alert as you anticipate what’s waiting around the next corner…