Hogwarts in the Snow

For a really magical Christmas day out, why not hop aboard the Hogwarts Express and transport yourself to a snow laden Hogwarts at The Warner Bros Studio Tour London.

Harry Potter¬†has been everyone’s favourite story for over 10 years and a trip to Hogwarts is exciting for adults, children and teenagers alike. During the Christmas period, from November the 18th up until January the 28th 2017, Hogwarts¬†will be¬†made even more magical, with fireplaces lit throughout the Studio Tour with special effect and the addition of mountains of beautiful snow and Christmas themed events and decorations.

Hogwarts in the Snow

See the real Hogwarts castle transformed into an ice palace as the model is sprinkled with snow. Learn the tricks of the trade and touch the salt used to make the artificial white powder. Watch how members of the cast climb on top of the model to sprinkle the salt through a sieve (just like they did in the film)!

Visit The Great Hall

Now everybody can experience being a pupil at Hogwarts! Enter The Great Hall which will be adorned with Christmas trees and mistletoe galore! See the real props that were used in the films and feast your eyes upon the rows and rows of sumptuous Christmas edible delights.

See the Christmas Costumes

Giggle at the hand knitted jumpers that Ron and Harry received for Christmas and see Harry Potter’s famous invisibility cloak – his first Christmas Present at Hogwarts!

Take a Trip to Diagon Alley

Fit in a spot of window shopping in Diagon Alley. The Westfield of the wizarding world will entice you with its magical atmosphere. Transport yourself to the world of Harry Potter and imagine yourself choosing your own wand.

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The Big Room

Visit Dumbledore’s office, The Potion Room, The Burrow and see the Green Screen in action! ¬†A wonderful filming device that allows an actor to be superimposed onto any landscape imaginable. Have a go flying on a broomstick and take away a souvenir¬†that will prove you can fly!

The Backlot

If cars are your thing then you’ll love The Backlot. Gawp¬†at¬†the incredible triple decker bus and the seven versions of Hagrid’s motorbike then wash down your excitement with a pint of Butterbeer and a trip to Privet Drive!

Creature Effects

Fancy seeing Dobby up close? Amaze yourself with the freaky and fantastic and learn how the creatures were brought to life. The Harry Potter series has showcased over 100 magical creatures that all needed to be created in the Warner Bros studio for filming.

The Art Department

View the secrets behind Harry Potter and see the sketches, models and sets that were made at the start before they became a reality. Every little detail is accounted for, from the individual wands to the castle itself!

After a busy day you will also have an opportunity to explore the studio shops, a great place to buy Christmas presents. Step on to Platform 9¬ĺ and visit the Railway Shop full of souvenirs, don’t forget to buy a chocolate frog! New for 2017, the Forbidden Forest Shop, designed exclusively for the Studio Tour by MinaLima.

Stay at our Watford Central hotel¬†to be close to the action. Or make the most of your trip to London and choose a hotel in the centre of London to take advantage of the city’s vibrant cultural scene.