I visited Leavesden studios made famous by the Harry Potter films to go on the studio tour. I’m not a massive Harry Potter fan but I have to say it’s definitely worth a visit. You don’t have to be a fan of the series to appreciate the time and skill that went into making it. The sets and props are simply stunning, having the chance to walk down Diagon Alley and through the Great Hall sets used in the film is an unbelievable experience.
The sets are on the same sound stages that were used during filming, it adds to the weight of the place knowing that the actors stood where you are now, your imagination runs wild! Hagrid and Harry walking down Diagon Alley thronged with so many weird and wonderful witches and wizards, the splendour of the Great Hall, all the magical moments from the films that happened in the very room you’re standing in!
The tour is definitely a must for film buffs, the sets are lit immaculately, giving you the opportunity to take photos with lighting setups you can only dream of, if I could have got away with it I would have starting filming some scenes of my own there and then!
So much is on show, there’s even blueprints and models of the set and character designs, not to mention a myriad of treats that will inspire and amaze. There’s no way possible to give everything your full attention and take it all in with only one visit. I will definitely be going again to see what I might have missed and any new treats they may have in store for me.
If you would like to check out any of the other photos I took on the tour check out my Pinterest board.