Harry Potter Studio Tour 01
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Travel Diary: Harry Potter Studio Tour 01

One of the things that Hostelling International has arranged for me was a trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter Experience. I thought I’ll be going to this place on my own, which was fine, but this trip really deserves to be shared with someone. So I was really happy when I found out that Tom, one of the staff at YHA Oxford Street, was accompanying me.

Harry Potter Studio Tour

At The Train Station: People watching the screen for train times. Oh, how I love England’s efficient public transportation! We were on our way to Leavesden in Hertfordshire.

Tom and I had a little bit of a chat while we were on the train. Some of the things I’ve remembered is that he’s Irish, quite new at YHA, and also his first time to visit the studio. 20 minutes later, we alight at Watford Junction. There were no visible signs how and where to go to the studio, but we saw a lot of people heading out. We followed them, assuming that they’re also tourists. Outside the station, there’s a bus stop where tourists can wait for the official Harry Potter shuttle to arrive. The shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes, with a journey time of around 15 minutes.

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour

The tiny little hands of our trio!

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Entrance on the left, shop on the right.

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour

As you enter the magical world of Harry Potter, you’ll passed by the famous cupboard by the stairs! :)

Harry Potter Studio Tour

The Magic Begins: Before entering the magical world of Harry Potter, we were asked to take a seat and watch a quick montage of all six films. I swear, watching it gave me goosebumps and slightly teary-eyed because I’m about to witness my childhood.

So, are you ready?

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Once the door was opened, we were all welcomed by The Great Hall! Two long tables on the side with a display of different costumes from the four Houses. In front is a display of the costumes of the professors.

The real setting of The Great Hall is in Oxford, but I wasn’t able to see it because we arrived pretty late that day. Still, the one in the studio is also magnificent.

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour

Harry Potter’s uniform from the first movie! 

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour

I went apeshit as we entered the next area. It was a huge soundstage filled with various props, scenes, and life-sized figurines that were featured in the movie. Tom and I were so much in awe that it was nearly impossible to focus on one thing at a time.

These photos I’m about to share with you is NOT even half of what I saw. I took 500 photos in a matter of 3 hours and I can only handpick 60-70 photos to post.

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Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour

Even from afar, you can see the intricate details in Professor Umbridge’s office.

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter Studio Tour

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Alissa
    May 25, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    oohh! Magic! I’m not a huugee Harry Potter fan but I’m still a fan. I watched all the movies in one day one time. I wish I can go to this magical place someday. You so lucky Kisty! lol that rhymed.

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      Kisty Mea
      May 25, 2015 at 11:57 PM

      Here’s to one day! This place is really great, you’ll love it!

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    Mikyu Maglasang
    May 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Waaaahhhh!!!! I don’t know how I would feel if I were there! I’ve been a fan of the books and the films since I was in Grade 6! I might cry. :((

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      May 26, 2015 at 1:05 PM

      Hahaha I totally get you! Unbelievable lang when you visit there, especially the set of different scenes!

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    Chelsea
    May 26, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Heart eyes all over this post!!

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    Gail
    May 26, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    As an avid fan of Harry Potter, this place looks amazing! OMG!

    • Reply
      Kisty Mea
      May 28, 2015 at 9:55 AM

      Yes!!! A lot of Potterheads will enjoy this place.

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    Alexandria
    May 27, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    I can’t wait to make my way there. I will be in nerd heaven for the day. My only problem will be keeping my husband from trying to do accents all day long. What was your favorite part?

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      Kisty Mea
      May 28, 2015 at 9:58 AM

      Gosh, my favorite part? Hmm… I think Umbridge’s! I took a lot of photos of her set because it’s soooo detailed. She’s not even the main lead of the story, yet her things are intricated and in pink!

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    Ohyo
    May 27, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    I love the photos Kisty!!

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    Jomil Adrielle
    May 27, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Really bitin! I wish I could visit the place soon!

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    Jhanz
    May 27, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Everything looks so beautiful. If I were to visit the place, I might actually cry. I’ve been a huge fan of the books, and the movies played a big part as I grow up… T_T

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      Kisty Mea
      May 28, 2015 at 9:56 AM

      Hahaha you’ll have to hold those tears back because you won’t be able to appreciate the props and sets if you’ve got watery eyes! :))

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    Rejoyce Canaynay
    May 27, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    I’m not a fan of Harry Potter but this place is amazing. Wait, I think I need a popcorn for a movie marathon. Hahaha!

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