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BLOG : The Best Harry Potter Attractions In London

By Jacob Porteous
Thursday 20 August 2015

Next to Universal's Orlando Resort, London is the big destination for Potterheads the world over, and will be even more central when the new Harry Potter play opens in the West End with Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. But when planning a trip to London, where should you go to catch the best Harry Potter attractions?

The Best Harry Potter Attractions In London

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making Of Harry Potter

Visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and enter the magical world of Harry Potter during a trip to the studios responsible for producing the most successful film series of all time!

See the imaginative sets, costumes and props used and worn by your favourite characters in the films during this unique walking tour. Showcasing the best in British filmmaking and revealing some closely guarded production secrets, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a wizardly delight for all the family! You can take a stroll through Privet Drive, wander down Diagon Alley and hop on Hagrid’s bike during the tour. Visitors also have the option to buy a famous cup of Butterbeer!

Platform 9 ¾ and Hogwarts Express
Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making Of Harry Potter London features a recreation of Platform 9 ¾ and the original Hogwarts Express steam engine! This permanent exhibit gives visitors the chance to climb aboard the train’s carriage and pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall. Scenes featuring the working train were shot at the Studios, including the iconic last scene in which a grown up Harry, Ron and Hermione wave their own children off to Hogwarts as they leave for school.

Madame Tussauds

With over 400 of the world's top celebrities featuring the biggest stars of stage, screen, history, sport and politics, a place in Madame Tussaud's is the ultimate accolade of fame!

With wax sculptures of many of the actors from the Harry Potter films, as well as of Harry himself Madame Tussauds is a must see!

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

That's right! A brand new, never before seen Harry Potter tale written by J.K. Rowling herself!

Based on an original, new story by J.K. RowlingJack Thorne and John TiffanyHarry Potter And The Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne will receive its world premiere in London's West End in the summer of 2016 at the Palace Theatre.

Produced by Sonia Friedman ProductionsColin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, will be directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, sound by Gareth Fry and special effects by Jeremy Chernick.

You can sign up to our mailing list now to be among the first to be able to book tickets for this much-anticipated new play!


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