I am so excited to share this with you.. On the 10th May I drove up to London during rush hour with my BFF Emma to an exclusive preview event at the Warner Bros Studio Tour. 5 hour round trip, it just shows how much we love Harry Potter! So any ways.. I want to tell you about why we went up there, from Friday the 27th of May until Monday the 6th of June you can visit the London Studio Tour and step inside Number Four, Privet Drive. In a special celebration of the Studio Tour’s 15th anniversary celebrations of the film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. So so so exciting! The house where it all started!
You will actually walk through the front door, and take a look into the Dursley’s sitting room where you will see an installation of all the Hogwarts letters flying in the air from the fireplace. 10,000 letters were created and used in the first Harry Potter film, designed by MinaLima, the graphic designers for all 8 of the films.
Quite interesting is the length the designers went to making the Dursley’s house so “ugly”. Including the style of furniture, the curtains, tiles and wallpaper. I won’t admit that I shared their same wallpaper in the sitting room of my last house, my tastes have changed a lot since then.
For the first time ever, you will be able to see the costumes worn by the Dursley family. Including the famously garish and ugly jumpers worn by Dudley. The best bit… you will be able to see how they made the letters fly through the letter box of number 4 Privet Drive, and letting you on a little secret… you will be able to take your own letter home with you from the Studio Tour.
I was so honoured to be invited to the preview event, and be one of the first people to get a look inside Number 4 Privet Drive before it is opened to the public. The highlight was seeing Fiona Shaw cut the red ribbon before stepping back into the character of Petunia Dursley refusing us entry to look around her home.
It was my 5th visit to the Studio Tour, and it is still just as amazing as the first time I visited. There is so much to see and take in, it is quite mind blowing seeing all the props and set designs like that. I will never bore of visiting, and I love how its grown over the years, like when they introduced The Hogwarts Express and platform 9 3/4.
- Adults £35
- Children £27
- Family (2+2) £107
To purchase tickets please visit the Studio Tour website here. For all you Harry Potter fans, if you aren’t already, make sure you are following the Studio Tour on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram to see whats going on in the magical world of Hogwarts.
Here are some more photos from my visit to the Studio Tour. I hope you enjoy and please leave a comment and let me know if you have been before.
Fan of Butterbeer? Don’t forget to try my recipe to make your own Butterbeer at home, I am currently working on an ice cream recipe next so watch this space.