If you could bottle and sell the secrets behind the success of Harry Potter then there would certainly be a lot more millionaires in the world. Asides J.K Rowling’s best-selling books, vast Harry Potter merchandise, amusement parks dedicated to Potter and his friends, and blockbuster movies, the latest and final Harry Potter film broke the world record for being the biggest movie opening of all time, both in the UK and abroad.
In light of this phenomenal success the Harry Potter series achieved, it seems only right that London should be home to a Making of Harry Potter Tour.
The Warner Bros. Making of Harry Potter Tour opened in London at the end of March this year, and, as expected, has been attracting thousands of visitors daily. The site of the tour, at Leavesden, near Watford, is owned by the Warner Bros. and contains features from most of the crucial scenes from all eight of the Harry Potter films.
These popular features include a model of the Hogwarts Great Hall, Hogwarts Castle, Harry Potter’s cupboard under the stairs at Privet Drive, Hogwarts Bridge, the Gryffindor Common and Dumbledore’s office.
Talking about the Making of Harry Potter London Tour, Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Potter movies, told reporters:
“The sets all have tiny little details that you may not always notice on the films, but when you actually walk through them, you can see all the work that’s gone into it.”
From these intricately detailed sets, to breath-taking costumes, animatronics and props, there are plenty of behind-the-scenes features and footage that was never shown on the film that visitors to the Harry Potter Tour have the chance to see.
From the extraordinary British technology, talent and artistry that went in to making the Harry Potter movie series, not to mention an accolade to the British novelist J.K. Rowling, who without the writer’s sublime imagination Harry Potter would not have existed, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London brings unique insight into one of the most successful movie series of all time.
Tickets for the London Harry Potter Studio Tour can be bought at wbstudiotour.co.uk.