Yes, I admit I am a diehard Potter fan. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour was on my list long before we departed for London and what can I say? The experience was magical.
Harry Potter was a great part of my childhood and I was overly excited to explore the magnificent sets, familiar props and beautiful costumes that made the film series a worldwide success. The tour provides an amazing opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and admire the design and artistry involved.
My friend and I wandered through the familiar Great Hall, explored Dumbledore’s Office and admired many other loved sets such as The Burrow, Hagrid’s Hut and Diagon Alley. We also strolled by Privet Drive and indulged in a scrumptious Butter Beer!
At the end of the walking tour, guests are treated to a remarkable 360˚ view of a hand sculpted, 1:24 scale construction model of the Hogwarts castle, it was truly awe-inspiring. According to Warner Bros., it took 86 artists and crew members to construct the first version which was then rebuilt and altered many times over for the next seven films.
A room encased with rows of wand boxes, in replica of Olivander’s, is the final step of the tour. In tribute of every person who worked on the films, each individual has their name printed on a label displayed on a box. Try finding all your favourite cast members!
Tip: Make sure you allow time for the gift shop in your planning. It is massive, plenty of unique memorabilia to purchase.
Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour London
Warner Bros. Studios
Leavesden Aerodrome Way, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 7LS, United Kingdom
+44 845 084 0900