The Making of Harry Potter (Part 1)

A new attraction since the last time I’ve been in London – a tour around the Leavesden Studio where the Harry Potter movies were filmed. You get to see the sets, props, and learn about the effects created for the movies.

To get to the studio from central London, catch the train to Watford Junction and take the WB Studio bus from there – ticket for the tour must be purchased before getting on the bus.

The tour is broken up into two buildings and the back lot area. The first building consists of costumes and movie sets, You also have a couple opportunities to have photos/videos taken of you riding a broomstick and the Hogwarts Express. The second building has the models and the special effects. The back lot has a cafe (Butterbeer!) and some of the larger sets/props, such as the Knight Bus and Privet Drive.

I spent 6 hours here…so there are a lot of photos

Wizard’s Chess Outside the Studio

The Cupboard Under the Stairs

The Cupboard Under the Stairs

The Great Hall

The Great Hall

The Great Hall

The Great Hall

Dumbledore

The Great Hall

Gryffindor Dorms

Gryffindor Dorm

Gryffindor Common Room

Gryffindor Common Room

Yule Ball

Ron's Yule Ball Robes

Yule Ball

The Leaky Cauldron – Forced Perspective Set

Movie Props

Neville’s Boggart

Neville's Boggart

Potions Class (RIP Alan Rickman)

Potions Room

Potions Room

Potions Room

The Burrow

The Burrow

Dumbledore’s Office

Dumbledore's Office

Umbridge’s Office

Umbridge's Office

Ministry of Magic

Ministry of Magic

Ministry of Magic

Platform 9 3/4

Platform 9 3/4

Platform 9 3/4

Hogwarts Express

Movie Props

Movie Props

Movie Props

Movie Props

Movie Props

Movie Props

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