Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Last Tuesday I was lucky enough to be invited to a preview of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter where an exciting new section has been added, devoted to the Dark Arts.

Having never seen the Harry Potter exhibition before, I was blown away to be able to see the props and sets up close.

The tour is vast and it took over three hours to see everything.

We start first with an introduction on the big screen from the three stars of the film, who rightly highlight the talented crew and technicians behind the scenes who created a magical world loved by so many all over the world.

After the introduction we proceed into The Great Hall in the most spectacular manner - I'd like to say more but I don't want to spoil the effect for first time visitors. Long tables, a feast made of unbelievably realistic looking food and costumes are all displayed for perusal. Once The Great Hall has been thoroughly looked over I was lead into a huge space with sets galore - The Burrow, Gryffindor Common Room, Hagrid's Hut and I even got the chance to walk along the famous Diagon Alley.

The Dark Arts section - the reason for me being there in the first place - features a table full of dark wizards with an unlucky witch floating above them and the fearsome Nagini.

I've grown up and the memory of Harry Potter has faded somewhat but going on the tour reminded me of how desperately I had wanted to be part of the wizarding world when I was younger. It allowed me to revisit my childhood and finally feel strangely part of the Harry Potter world. I mean, I even got to ride a broom with the help of some green screen magic!

If you're a fan of Harry Potter I highly recommend you get yourself down to Warner Bros. tour and check it out for yourself!

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