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“Harry Potter Studio Tour - Brilliant”

Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Leavesden
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced, the Studio Tour showcases the incredible British talent, imagination and artistry that went into making the impossible a reality on screen. Visitors will relive the magic through the eyes of the filmmakers who brought the Harry Potter film series to life.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had travelled up to Brighton for the 9 o clock tour. Early start but we were glad of it. We understood 2 - 3 hours, but we were there 5 hours!! It was very well organised, met in the foyer and at 9 went through, the guide gave us a talk and explanation and then opened the huge doors to the Great Hall and WOW. Once through the Great Hall, which was a time limited, the rest was drift at leisure. There was so much to see. The queue for a photo and DVD of you on a broomstick with green screen film background was very long and we gave it a miss. The photo was reasonably priced but the DVD was expensive. Didn't want to spend time in a queue. There were a number of film booths but half not open.
There is a small seating area outside, once we had looked round the displays, (I won't list all there is as they have a good website and there are films on Youtube.)
We had a small beaker of Butterbeer next to 4 Privet Drive, £2:95 and reminiscent of cream soda!
The creature shop is wonderful and we spent a long time in there.
There is a sizeable product shop and we bought our granddaughter a T shirt - cost £15.95, nothing is cheap of course. The guide book of the tour is worth the money and we bought one.
Overall it is a wonderful day out.
Tip - go early, as the day went on and others came in, it got crowded. Also, if you are early and want to pop out for refreshments, you can get back into the main area, late afternoon you can't, we were told.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Couldn't fault the studios at all, I enjoyed this from beginning to end! I just took my daughter as she's a huge fan and I never expected to enjoy it so much and i didn't want it to end. It takes around a few hours and is worth the price and we had a few jaw dropping moments and already arranging our next visit. You can get butter beer and it is like a fizzy strange tasting juice with a butterscotch top and I would suggest if there is a few of you just buy 1 to test first. Gift shop is ridiculously over priced but we did get a few books at around £5 each. The tour guide is well worth buying. Definitely worth a visit. Can't wait to return :-)

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Awesome! Simply incredible . . .
Just returned from taking my two girls (10 & 12) and my 77 year old mum . . . Fabulous trip well worth the pre planning. If you love ( or even just like) the Harry Potter series then this is the attraction to see.
Well done website - pre booked entry ( definitely splurge for the audio guide and the official souvenir book as its 5 pounds less than buying when you get there) keeps the masses from over running the place :)
Make sure to get the speed train from euston station ( 12 minutes vs 55) 9.80 pounds return.It's first stop is watford junction where you get off and follow signs outside to the left where you catch a double decker WB studio bus to the studio 2 pounds pp return but no deals for kids). Pick up tickets and audio guide and follow along . . It took us over 3 hours and we didn't even notice the time. You and you kids can learn the art of wand duelling or get to "fly" a broomstick and take away the video.
Halfway through the tour you go outside to see the knight bus, the weasley's car, hogwats bridge, privet drive etc . A cafe is available for food - sandwiches are 2.75-3.95 pounds and they are tasty and fresh. Couldn't understand the 4.75 pound hotdog though!!! Starbucks latte will set you back only 2.15 pound. Butter beer tastes like watery McDonald's Carmel sauce but the kids liked the foam :) and the souvenir cup.
Take your own water ( we refill and freeze ours each night) and your own food if you like as it' s not like Disney that don't allow you to bring your own!
Only problem was there was not enough ladies restrooms!,,,
The whole tour blows your mind and we will all be talking about it for years to come. Thumbs up . . 4 stars for the whole experience.

Thank iamacdntraveller
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

had a lovely day at the harry potter tour only one thing it was not cheep to buy anything and the butter beer was very sweet

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was an excellent trip to the Warner Bros, Studio Tour London. For all ages. So much to see and would go back.
Only thing was we booked our tickets online but only realised we could have had a disabled discount if we phoned. No where on the initial form. So check before you buy.
The gift shop is rather expensive £24.99 for a wand. Cloaks were £74.99 so be prepared.

Thank GinChrisGeorgina
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