Looking Down the Road:  Where was Harry Potter Filmed? The Making of Harry Potter tour in London at Warner Brothers Studios in London

Looking Down the Road: Where was Harry Potter Filmed? The Making of Harry Potter tour in London at Warner Brothers Studios in London

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The Making of Harry Potter

Have you ever wondered, ” Where was Harry Potter Filmed ?”  Some of the answers to your questions might be waiting in London.

“The Making of Harry Potter” at the Warner Brother’s Studios in London is opening March 31st, 2012,  and this is defintely on our family’s to do list. I am always looking for ANY excuse for a visit to the United Kingdom, and oh, what a great excuse this is.

The three hour tour is going to include the original sets from the Hogwarts Great Hall and Dumbledore’s Office, as well as props including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s Motorcycle.  This is where the studio portions of all of the Harry Potter movies were filmed.  It is located about 20 minutes outside of London in Leavesden.

Indeed, I know that there are many tours in London to take you to many of the Harry Potter filming sites.  Maybe we could make a whole, Harry Potter themed trip out of it?  If you google “Harry Potter”, “London” and “Tour” I am sure you will come up with many good options.

Here is a link to a Rick Steves article about some of the harry Potter filming locations in London: http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/britain/harry-potter-locations.htm

*** Note: For those hoping to see platform 9 3/4’s in Kings Cross Station, as of our last visit, they have moved the platform from where it was inside, against the brick pillar (where the scene was filmed) to an outside location.  They have also replaced it with a cheese looking luggage cart set against a fakey looking backdrop (no longer real brick.)  So, I wouldn’t suggest going out of your way to see this, as I felt that it was highly underwhelming. ***

 Practical Information:

Ticket Prices:
28 pounds/adult (over 16)
21 pounds/child (ages 5-15)
83 pounds/Family Ticket (two adults/two kids or one adult and three kids)

Children under 4 are freeThe Making of Harry Potter

All tickets must be purchased in advance!!! 

Getting There: 
You can take the train form London to Watford Junction, from which you will be able to catch a shuttle bus to the studio.  The journey to Watford Junction will take about 20 minutes from London Euston station, and they suggest arriving at Watford Junction 45 minutes prior to the time stated on your ticket for the tour.   Detailed transportation directions are listed on the website below.

Studio Tour Drive
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Photos:  Photos for personal use are allowed in all areas of the tour.  Video recording and tripods are not allowed.

For more information (or to book your tour!) visit: http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk

Shanna Schultz

We are Shanna and Aaron + kiddos. We are a travel addicted family of four who love to escape at every possible opportunity. When we travel, we love to focus on creating meaningful travel experiences that help us all learn about the world together and bring us closer as a family. Shanna also writes about travel in the Midwestern part of the United States at her blog A Midwest Travel Companion

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  1. I want to see this! We went to the HP Theme Park in Orlando last year and had such a great time. We also saw the fake Platform 9 3/4 in London, which I agree was a bit ridiculous – it was basically a bunch of tourists lined up for a photo, lol.

    1. Shanna Schultz

      I want to hit the HP park in Orlando, but hubby isn’t a fan of theme parks, so I am not sure when I will get there 🙁

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