Come to London, and thence to the Warner Bros Tour. A treat awaits you, dear fan! Journey behind the scenes. Watch the original sets, props and costumes used in all eight films. Here are the highlights.
The Great Hall
Walk through the Great Hall, which once hosted the Yule Ball, and of course Hogwarts’ sumptuous feasts. Stone floors and oak and pine tables were aged with axes and chains to create an authentic look.
Gryffindor Common Room and the Boy’s Dormitory
The Gryffindor Common was immortalised as a typical English boarding school common room, resplendent with Gryffindor colours. The rich tapestries sport a medieaval look, with portraits of the Gryffindor heads of house, including Professor McGonagall. The boys’ dorm room holds the original postered beds for Harry as well as the pennants and posters of quidditch that Ron put up.
The venue for some of Harry’s most heartbreaking revelations and the quite and reflective space of the headmaster of Hogwarts is like a little magical laboratory. Microscopes and telescopes fight for space with the Memory cabinet with 800 vials next to the Pensieve.
In addition to these, there’s also the Potions Classroom, Hagrid’s Hut, The Weasley Kitchen (including the famous Weasley Family Clock), The Minister of Magic and a whole world of creature and prop effects. One of the biggest highlights in Diagon Alley with rich details from the movies, including Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and a dusty Ollivander’s.
Tickets for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London- The Making of Harry Potter are available via www.wbstudiotour.co.uk and must be pre-booked in advance by selecting tour times throughout the day. They are priced at £33 for adults, £25.50 for children and £101 for a family of four. The attraction is located just north of London at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden with fast train links from Euston and shuttle buses for ticket holders to and from Watford Junction.
Story source: Visit Britain