The Harry Potter film series made the Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, southeastern England, its home for more than ten years. As the books were still being released while the films were being made, the production crew saved many of the iconic sets, props and costumes that were created especially for the films – just in case they were ever needed later on in the series.
Once filming ended in 2010, the production crew were left with a treasure trove of thousands of intricate and beautifully-made artefacts, many of which wouldn’t have been saved after a typical production.
The team behind the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – ُThe Making of Harry Potter wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand.
Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects.
The Studio Tour is located 20 miles north-west of London, with a shuttle bus from Watford Junction train station available, costing £2.50 per return journey.