See the Harry Potter phenomenon like never before

March 26 2012

Just when you thought Harry Potter had left our lives forever, it appears that the young wizard has conjured a spell which will allow his fans to be treated to new material - in the upcoming attraction The Making of Harry Potter, which opens on 31st March, in the very same studios much of the film was shot - in Leavesden, North West London.

Presented by Warner Bros. The Making of Harry Potter is a studio tour and a look behind the scenes of one of the most successful film series of all time - and an attraction that isn't to be missed for Potter's ardent fan base.

During the tour punters are able to walk around parts of the real set of which the film was shot, such as the Hogwart's great hall, and the Gryffindor common room. There are also a plethora of props and memorabilia from the movies presented during the tour, showing off the astonishing attention to detail, providing a real insight into what goes into the making of a film - something you don't need to be a fan of Potter to appreciate.

The children (or adults, if you're that way inclined), are able to ride a broomstick in front of a green screen and picture themselves flying across London, and anyone can enjoy walking down Diagon Alley and peering into the windows of Gringotts Bank and Ollivander's Wand Shop - where an incredible 17, 000 hand-made wand cases were created for the film.

Yet ignoring all of the above, the number one reason to attend this attraction is the Butterbeer, a now infamous beverage served to local wizards at the Leaky Cauldron in the film - and the upcoming tour is the only place outside America where you can purchase the sweet and refreshing drink.

It's a really enjoyable day out, and one for all the family, even if it does cost you an arm and a leg. Be warned about the gift shop and check all price tags, because even the smallest of treats your young ones may want you to buy are rather expensive, such as Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, which will set you back around £9, although the temptation of trying a bogey flavoured jelly bean may prove too much.

It's an entire day activity, as you must allow roughly three hours to complete the tour, and if travelling by public transport - you'll need to get yourself to Watford Junction (20 minutes from London Euston) where shuttle buses depart every half an hour, taking around 15 minutes until you arrive at your destination. Have fun!

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone Film Page

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Film Page

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Film Page

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Film Page

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Film Page

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Film Page

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Film Page

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Film Page

Tickets are only available pre-booked, which you can purchase here. The prices are £28 for adults, and £21 for kids.

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