(Above photo - 10 minutes around the M25 from the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom )
What better way to spend an afternoon than visiting the Canonbury Antiques showroom then visiting the Harry Potter Studio tour after? The kids will particularly love it. I really enjoyed my visit here - it's big and requires a half day. As we work closely with the film industry through our prop and furniture hire services I particularly enjoyed studying the set designs.
Want to walk in the footsteps of some of the most memorable film characters, including the Boy Who Lived? The Harry Potter Studio Tour in Hertfordshire makes that possible for you. Apart from walking where the famous characters once treaded, you will also be able to learn a lot about the world of the wizards. Some of the places you will tour include the Diagon Valley, Forbidden Forest, and Great Hall. As you pass through the actual Harry Porter film sets, you will be unable to help be amazed by everything you see.
As much as the place reeks in mystery, it is highly steeped in reality. You will be able to see and handle beautiful props from Harry Porter films including potion jars, sorting hats, and so on. One of the places you would like to visit include the office of Professor Dolores Umbridge, a villain who kept a lot of cat pictures. Later on, you may enjoy Butterbeer, a tasty drink that’s going to take away your thirst.
History of the Studio
(Above photo - The Warner Bros studios at Leavesden, Hertfordshire )
The Harry Potter Studio Tour takes place in the 80 ha Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden. Apart from Harry Porter films, the international filmmakers have shot numerous other movies (including James Bond) in this location. Also known as the Leavesden Studios, the property is a media and film complex operated by Warner Bros. During the Second World War, the area was an airfield and aircraft factory known as Leavesden Aerodrome.
(Above photo - Stroll down the Dickensian London streets )
Here, it is possible to make films from the beginning to the end. There is stage space, workshops, production office space, support buildings, and so on. Exterior sets can happen right there on the 32 ha backlot. Warner Bros recently refurbished the studios to make them one of the best in the world. But that doesn’t mean they exclusive for use by Warner Bros. Virtually, any filmmaker can hire the studios for their productions. The Harry Potter Studio Tour is a brainchild of Warner Bros. In full, the tour is known as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Porter.
(Above photo - We have close ties with the film industry through out prop hire and set design services )
The Harry Potter Studio Tour (Hertfordshire) takes place during different times of the day. Thus, you can choose the time you want to visit. The studios open at 8.30 am with the first tour taking place between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm. The second tour takes place from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm on some days. On longer days (weekends and half-term in February), the tours get extended between 6.30 pm and 10.00 pm. On weekdays, the tours open at 9.30 pm and may last until 8.00 pm.
If you intend to take the Harry Potter Studio Tour, you are advised to contact the organizers for the exact time when they are offering the services. You can bring your kids or come as part of a school. Situated barely outside Watford, the tour is going to add magic to your life. You will certainly have a better understanding of Harry Potter and his adventures.
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