Just outside of London is the Warner Brothers Studio, where much of the Harry Potter film series was filmed. The Paunans suggested we go, and my Harry Potter-loving girls were thrilled. The studio has maintained much of the original set — the Gryffindor commons room, Dumbledore’s office, the potions classroom, the Great Hall, wardrobes, and much, much more. We loved getting to wander around the set areas and see where some of the magic took place.
The girls even got some wand lessons. They’re ready to fend off the Death Eaters.
In addition, much of the set was decorated for Christmas, which added to the enchantment. In fact, when we went outside to get our butterbeer and see some more sets, it started “snowing.”
At the end of the tour was a complete model of Hogwarts, used for many of the outdoor scenes. It really was breathtaking.
We ended the day with a quick trip back in London to Platform 9 3/4. The girls were ready to head to school.
I am so glad that we went, and it was even better with good friends!