Go behind the scenes of the first ever Harry Potter film, as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter marks the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with a series of special features.
Welcome to Hogwarts
11 to 22 February
Enter the Great Hall as Harry did when he first arrived at Hogwarts, and see the Sorting Hat and stool, candles floating above the teacher’s table and more props from the film. Plus, discover the secrets behind some of the most iconic scenes from the first Harry Potter movie.
25 March to 17 April
Learn how the loveable half giant who first introduced Harry to the wizards’ world was brought to life: get up close to his costumes and props, and discover how Hagrid was made to appear so huge. Then watch Nick Dudman’s creative effects team at work on the prosthetics of another mystical character: the goblin of Gringott.
Number Four, Privet Drive
27 May to 6 June
A rare chance to step inside Harry’s childhood muggle home, explore the Dursley’s living room and their questionable tastes in interior decorating.
Finding the Philosopher’s Stone
22 July to 5 September
With the help of Hermione and Ron, Harry Potter’s main adventure in the first film was to seek out the Philosopher’s Stone, which can be used to achieve immortality, and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Throughout the summer, you can learn about the different techniques used to make the giant chess pieces move, animate the three-headed dog and create the dangerous Devil’s Snare.
15th Anniversary Celebrations
15 October to 4 November
Peer into the famous sets that first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, including the Great Hall decked out for Halloween, Gryffindor common room, Hagrid’s hut and the boys' dormitory. Plus, get up close to authentic props and costumes from some of the movie’s favourite characters.
And don’t miss Hogwarts in the Snow’s return from 19 November, with sets dressed up for the festive season.
Venue Details & Map
Studio Tour Drive
- 0845 084 0900
- Public transport:
- Watford Junction- there are direct trains from both London Euston (20 minutes journey) and Birmingham New Street (1 hour journey). A shuttle bus will run from Watford Junction to the Studio Tour.
- By Road:
- Warner Bros Studio Tour London is just off the A405, via junctions 19 or 20 of the M25, or junctions 5 or 6 of the M1.