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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

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Don't forget to try a Butterbeer when visiting... You'll have never tasted anything quite like it!
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Here is a unique experience for film fans from across the world as you step behind the scenes of Harry Potter and embark on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter where secrets will be revealed.

The attraction, located in the north of London at the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is where visitors will be able to experience the magic and marvel at the artistry involved in creating one of the most popular film series of all time.

Visitors to the attraction can step onto York stone floor of the original Great Hall that was created for the first of the young wizard's adventures in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone™. You will also be able to see how green screen technology works, walk around actual sets, admire the costumes and marvel at the magic created using animatronics, special effects and other props that have been used in the Harry Potter film series.

As you tour around the attraction you'll see the radio that was used to broadcast the Wizarding Wireless Network or Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak when you step inside the Gryffindor common room. In the Weasley kitchen, eagle-eyed Harry Potter fans will see the self-washing frying pan and the Family Clock that informed Mrs Weasley of where each member of her family was at all times.

Watch as the shelves appear to glitter with a multitude of old microscopes, telescopes, star charts and other astronomical devices to be found in Dumbledore's office. See if you can spot the Sorting Hat, The Sword of Gryffindor and all 48 portraits of former headmasters of Hogwarts that adorn the walls of his office.

The walking tour can last for approximately 3.5 hours but visitors can stay for as long as they wish to whilst admiring various props including the amazing film sets for Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic and 4 Privet Drive. There's no end to the magic where you can sample the famous Butterbeer and have your picture taken whilst sitting behind the wheel of the 'flying' Ford Anglia that appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. There's the Nightbus, Hagrid's Motorbike, Dobby, a miniature scale model of Hogwarts castle and so many other sights that should keep the whole family entertained.

They have recently extended the studio tour to include a replica of the Hogwarts Express and Platform 9 & 3/4s - which is perfect for a photo opportunity for any Potterhead!

Visitors can enhance their visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter by hiring a handheld audio guide for £4.95 that is narrated by Tom Fenton who played Draco Malfoy. The guide is full of interesting facts about the items you see on the tour in addition to interviews with the filmmakers. Why not relive the magic time and time again by visiting the Studio Shop and buying a Souvenir Guide for £9.95? There is also a free Activity Passport to keep the children entertained, just ask a member of the team upon your arrival.

Each package to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter start from only £139 per person and tend to include: return coach travel, overnight accommodation in a quality hotel with breakfast, hotel-to-venue transfers plus entry to the attraction.

All of the coach packages to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will include return transfers. However, the attraction is easily accessible should you wish to make your own way:

By Road
Warner Bros. Studio Tour is situated just off the A40, less than 3 miles from Watford Town Centre. It is easily reached via Junction 19 or 20 of the M25, Junction 5 or 6 of the M1 and the A41 (North Western Avenue).

By Rail
Fast trains travel direct from London Euston and take less than 20 minutes. Buses will depart from Watford Junction and take you straight to the attraction.

Harry Potter Directions

All of the books featured in Dumbledore's office were actually old British phone books covered in leather.