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The Magic of Harry Potter Studio Tour London

The Harry Potter books and its film series have taken the world by a storm with unprecedented patronage and success. People in almost all countries of the world have been mesmerised by the intriguing story lines and the film depictions that offer magnificent special effects and a wonderful effort by all concerned such as artists and the production team. Many records have been broken by the films of this series that have been liked by both the elders and the young generation. Most viewers have been lured by the absolutely fantastic special effects and the mythical creatures that were created to attract them. Ample evidence of the popularity of the series is provided by the long lines that have always formed at the time of release of any new film in the series.

The credit for the creation of the special effects and the mythical creatures must be given to Warner Bros, Studio London that provided the right impetus and foundation for the creativity that led to their development. The studio is now enabling the public to peep through its various facilities that enabled the creation of the magnificent special effects and the mythical creatures. It has thrown open its doors for tours that will take the public through the various places and facilities where the magic was created. Harry Potter fans who are curious to see what went on behind the scenes when the film was being shot can take a tour and see the various costumes that were used along with the props and the beautiful sets that created the exquisite films.

Warner Bros Studio London is located on the edge of London in an isolated location just 20 miles North-West of London (3 miles from the M1 and M25 motorways). If you are visiting London and if you wish to take the Harry Potter Studio Tour, it would be most convenient to stay at Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington Hotel because you will be able to just walk across to Paddington Station and take a train to reach Watford Junction railway station from where an official bus service runs to the Harry Potter Studio. You can also opt for an official Harry Potter Studio Tour shuttle bus or a choice of independent tour operators that will combine the transfer to the studio with admission to the studio in one combination ticket so that you will not need to make separate reservation for being on the tour. Alternatively you can avail of an official shuttle bus that runs every 20 minutes between the bus station in front of Watford Junction Station and the studio, about a 10 minute journey.

If you like Harry Potter films, taking the tour will be a great experience for you because you will be able to admire what happens behind the scenes. You will be able to see so many unusual costumes, the intricate props and the beautiful sets. Being able to take this tour is not something that you will be able to do any time you want and as such, you must seize this opportunity to see such aspects of the movies. You will also be able to see how the special effects are created along with the animatronics of the film.

Although many production companies do not divulge their secrets regarding the special effects and animatronics, Warner Bros are showing all the creatures that they created and you can see how life-like they are. Moreover, you can get any information that you need from the employees regarding any aspect of the movie that you cannot understand. They will disclose all the processes that were employed.

Moreover, all the things that have appeared in the Harry Potter series can be seen in the studio in their original form. These items include the scenery, the costumes and the props which are all originals. All that went into making the movies can be seen at the studio.

Some of the things that you can see and do during your walking tour include the following. You can step inside and discover the actual Great Hall. You can also explore Dumbledone’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures. The other places that you can see include the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weaseleys’s Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium. You can also see iconic props from the Harry Potter films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle. You can learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models. You can rediscover other memorable sets from the film series including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Polton’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.

The cost of an adult ticket for the tour is £59 whereas for a child it is £52 per ticket. Tickets need to be purchased in advance as no tickets are sold at the gate, Moreover tickets are timed and you must arrive on time for the tour.

This post was written by

Fergus Brandon – who has written posts on All Here.


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