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Explore the Wonders of Magic at Warner Bros Studios London

Step into the set of Harry Potter and explores the magical mysteries of the Wizarding World!

My fellow Wizards and Witches, jump straight into the wizarding world at Warner Bros. Studios. Anyone who loves the film series will want to jump into the universe that is Harry Potter. So without further ado, let’s show you what you can see and do at these magical studios right here in London.

Walk on the sets of your favourite scenes!

Here are some sets that you’ll definitely want to stop by at the studios:

The Great Hall

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Serving as the backdrop to some of the film series’ most iconic scenes such as the Yule Ball and the Battle of Hogwarts, the Great Hall was first built for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 2000 and was used as a key set for six more films. 

The Forbidden Forest

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The Forbidden Forest seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was a combination of location and studio shooting. This moved entirely to the Studio for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in order to house Aragog’s lair and continued to grow throughout the film series. The spectacular Great Hall includes the costumes of students from each Hogwarts house plus two large tables which are set for dinner; at the top of the room is the teachers’ table where the Hogwarts Professors sat. 

In the Great Hall, you can also expect to see some of the beautifully handcrafted props made for the film series such as Professor Dumbledore’s lectern and the House Points counter.

Platform 9¾

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Walk onto the iconic site that is Platform 9¾ and see what it was like for hundreds of students to step onboard The Hogwarts Express to be transported to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Fun fact – Most of the scenes that take place on Platform 9¾ were actually shot on location at King’s Cross Station in London, however, during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, part of the station platform was recreated on a soundstage here at Leavesden, complete with the track and the train. 

Diagon Alley

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Last but certainly not least is Diagon Alley – the essential shopping high street for any wizard. Diagon Alley is home to not only Gringotts Bank, Flourish and Blotts, and Mr Mulpepper’s Apothecary but also the dusty Ollivanders wand shop, where Harry’s wand famously chose him. The shop was home to more than 17,000 individually labelled wand boxes during filming.

The Diagon Alley set constantly changed throughout the film series. Since its construction, walls have shifted, shop fronts have moved and entire buildings have been carefully tweaked, leaning just slightly, to create the street that is seen in the films. The original design of the street combined the rich details from the Harry Potter books with inspiration from the streets described in the works of Charles Dickens.

See some spectacular props!

View and read all 950 jars lining the walls of the Potions classroom, each with unique props kept inside them including baked animal bones from a local butcher shop, dried leaves, herbs, and shrunken heads made by the props department. See the nearly 900 memory vials and labels that were created for the cabinet in Professor Dumbledore’s office. Also on display is Professor Umbridge’s office, including her collection of plates featuring various moving kittens. 

Go behind the scenes and discover how everything was made!

Special Effects

Discover how the special and visual effects teams made Harry and his friends fly as well as other magical features such as Harry’s invisibility cloak, the Whomping Willow tree, and the Chamber of Secrets door (which is fully functional) in the Special Effects department.

Creature Effects

See Buckbeak and learn how he and other magical creatures were brought to life on screen.

The Art Department

From technical drawings to scale models, learn how your favourite sets were created.

Visit the Studio

If you haven’t already, we strongly recommend going to this magical studio. It’s a wonderful place to take the kids, friends, or any Harry Potter fan. For more information, visit their website down below!

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