If you are a fan of Harry Potter and have read all of the books, have seen all the films, you get bored with muggles, or just want to spend a great day doing something different, we suggest you visit the Warner Bros. Studios – The Making of Harry Potter, which is in the city of London.
How to get there
If you have a car, just follow the Google Maps directions to Leavesden WD25 7LR, where parking is free. But if you do not have it, don’t worry, as it is easy to reach the place by train.
To get to the Studios, we went to London Euston, where we took the direct train to Watford Junction. The journey takes approximately twenty minutes and once there, we took the Mullany’s Coaches bus to the Studio Tour. It took about fifteen minutes and it cost us 3 pounds (round trip). And there is another direct train, which departs from Birmingham New Street, but in this case, the journey is around one hour to Watford Junction.
It is important that you arrive twenty minutes before the booked time. Tickets must be purchased in advance, well in advance if you want to choose date and time. If you have received the tickets by mail, you will directly access the Studio Tour. Otherwise, you can pick them up at the entrance windows showing the confirmation email or at the terminals next to the main entrance.
What to see
Once inside, you will find the authentic decorations of the Great Hall and the Forbidden Forest. You will enjoy a lot of unique dare objects, such as hundreds of potion bottles, the kitten-plates of Dolores Umbridge’s or the original costumes of the movies. Along the way you will discover a few special effects and you will interact and feel like Harry Potter for a few moments. You can also find out how the sets were created and how these strange creatures came to life. Best of all, the sets change, so possibly, if you repeat this experience, you will encounter a different surprise!
And do not forget to stop by the Studio Gift Shop. You will find a lot of replicas of the objects used in the movies. We bought several souvenirs.