Our Staff Recommends: Harry Potter Studio Tour
As a MASSIVE Harry Potter fan, this is one thing that I highly recommend any Harry Potter fan to put on their London to do list! The Harry Potter Studio Tour takes places at The Warner Bros Studios, where all 8 movies were actually filmed (and the main cast lived!). The tour kicks off right at the beginning of it all, by entering the Hogwarts Great Hall, where you are then able to explore the studios at your own leisure and get completely immersed in the magical world of Harry Potter!
Here you have the opportunity to see the real live sets that were actually used for filming, including the Gryffindor common room, potions class, the Burrow and many many more! As you make your way behind the scenes of Harry Potter you will also see original props, costumes, make up, special effects and you have the opportunity to try the infamous Butter Beer (one of only 3 places in the world where you get this chance!)
And now, you can hop aboard the real Hogwarts Express! What a treat right?! And then wait…there’s more! Once the tour is finished you will have to make sure you leave time to explore the amazing gift shop and buy yourself some well deserved treats (yes you can get chocolate frogs and Bertie Botts every flavour beans!), your favourite wands, robes, mugs, posters….well everything!
The Tour does have to be booked in advance as it is very popular (and for a good reason!), but it really is an absolutely amazing and truly magical experience not to be missed on your trip to London. If you wish to know the best way to get to the studios ask at any Astor Hostels location for + info.