My family are die-hard Harry Potter fans, and couldn’t wait to get to the official Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour this December, 2014 – we knew all the Christmas decorations would still be up : )
After about a 45-60 minute bus ride from Victoria Station in London, we arrived in the lobby to a lovely Christmas tree.
After an introduction to the studio, our tour was set to begin – What was behind the doors???
The Hogwarts main dining room!!
Everything looked ready for a Christmas feast, including the Christmas poppers at each place setting!
Can’t stop taking photos in this great hall : )
I can see why the cauldron was leaky ; ) Here’s a link to another leaky cauldron:
I think this was my favorite room of the tour: the Gryffindor Common Room : )
Time keeps on ticking, ticking, into the future…
There were original costumes worn by the characters in the movies everywhere, but I like these. I remember Hermione’s pink hoodie…
Potions classroom….and another link:
Hagrid’s Place : )
Weasley House : )
Beautiful pink office, I mean den of torture. Kittens, anyone?
This Ministry of Magic sculpture was actually pretty powerful in person….
Typical near-London house – could cost you close to a million dollars in 2014…
Except for one thing – this is PRIVET DRIVE!! And there is a certain boy-who-lived bunking under the stairway….
This department can make anything….Check out the variety of hands….
Harry Potter creatures!
Buckbeak, a Hippogriff. If you have to ask….
A favorite part of the tour for sure – Diagon Alley!!
Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes!!
Original production art from the movies….
I like this rendition of Dobby….
This was one of the coolest things – with the John Williams score playing as you walked into the room with a HUGE scale model of Hogwarts! SO Cool!
While we were in the room, the lighting changed…day to night?? But really impressive in any case…
Actually, the model was really beautiful, especially in the night lighting.
After the scale model room, there is a room of wand boxes with all the cast and crew’s name from each movie – my daughter found Emma Watson’s wand box in the midst of hundreds of others…
And of course, one must “Exit Through the Gift Shop” – A real Harry Potter Mecca for any true fan. Here’s a link to a fav indie film:
Prince William & Kate love Harry Potter, too : ) This enlarged photo is from the cafe – we waited for our bus departure inside…