Ian Parkinson made a trip to The Making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and shares these great photos. As a fan of both the books and the movies, I never get tired of seeing the sets and props that brought the books to life. ~~Rick

Tour Entrance
Tour Entrance

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

Some of the things you can expect to see and do:

• Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall.

• Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures.

• Step onto the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium.

• See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle.

• Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models.

• Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.

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The Great Hall
The Great Hall
Griffindor Uniform
Griffindor Uniform
Costumes
Costumes
Chocolate Buffet
Chocolate Buffet
The Leaky Cauldron
The Leaky Cauldron
Ron's Bed
Ron’s Bed
Harry's Bed
Harry’s Bed
Forced Perspective - The Leaky Cauldron Corridor
Forced Perspective – The Leaky Cauldron Corridor
The Common Room
The Common Room
The Common Room
The Common Room
The Common Room Fireplace
The Common Room Fireplace
Invisibility Cloak
Invisibility Cloak
Hogwart's Clock
Hogwart’s Clock
Entrance to Dumbledore's Office
Entrance to Dumbledore’s Office
Dumbledore's Office
Dumbledore’s Office
Potions Classroom
Potions Classroom
Hagrid's Cottage
Hagrid’s Cottage
Hagrid's Cottage
Hagrid’s Cottage
Gringo's Car
Gringo’s Car
Broomstick Special Effect
Broomstick Special Effect
Weasley's House
Weasley’s House
Weasley's House
Weasley’s House
Weasley's House
Weasley’s House
Props
Props
Props
Props
Props
Props
Props
Props
Set and Costumes from The Ministry of Magic
Set and Costumes from The Ministry of Magic
Dolores Umbridge's Costumes
Dolores Umbridge’s Costumes
Statues from The Ministry of Magic Museum
Statues from The Ministry of Magic Museum
Dolores Umbridge's Office at The Ministry of Magic
Dolores Umbridge’s Office at The Ministry of Magic
Black Family Tree Tapestry
Black Family Tree Tapestry
Letters and Documents
Letters and Documents
Letters to Harry Potter
Letters to Harry Potter
The Daily Prophet
The Daily Prophet
The Daily Prophet
The Daily Prophet
Train Tickets
Train Tickets
Marauder's Map
Marauder’s Map
Dumbledore's Will
Dumbledore’s Will
O.W.L. Examinations
O.W.L. Examinations
The Knight Bus
The Knight Bus
Thomas Riddle's Grave
Thomas Riddle’s Grave
4 Privet Drive – The Dursley's House
4 Privet Drive – The Dursley’s House
The Potter Cottage
The Potter Cottage
The Creature Shop
The Creature Shop
Animatronic Hagrid
Animatronic Hagrid
Hungarian Horntail
Hungarian Horntail
Diagon Alley
Diagon Alley
Scribbulus
Scribbulus
Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary
Mr. Mulpepper’s Apothecary
Olivander's
Olivander’s
Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment
Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment
Flourish & Blott's
Flourish & Blott’s

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Model of Hogwart's 1:24 Scale
Model of Hogwart’s 1:24 Scale
Model of Hogwart's 1:24 Scale with Nighttime Lighting
Model of Hogwart’s 1:24 Scale with Nighttime Lighting
Model of Hogwart's 1:24 Scale
Model of Hogwart’s 1:24 Scale
Model of Hogwart's 1:24 Scale
Model of Hogwart’s 1:24 Scale
Model of Hogwart's 1:24 Scale
Model of Hogwart’s 1:24 Scale
Model of Hogwart's 1:24 Scale
Model of Hogwart’s 1:24 Scale
Wand boxes for everyone who worked on the eight movies (there is a name on every box)
Wand boxes for everyone who worked on the eight movies (there is a name on every box)

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Daniel Radcliff's Wand Box (center)
Daniel Radcliff’s Wand Box (center)
Alan Rickman's Wand Box
Alan Rickman’s Wand Box

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What a magical visit to Harry Potter’s world. Don’t you agree?