The perfect Christmas present for the Wizard’s in your house, a trip to visit Warner Bros Studio in London for a fantastic tour of the set where this iconic run of movies was produced.
The festive makeover will see Christmas trees line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow covering the majestic Hogwarts castle model. Visitors will even be able to touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.
Get behind-the-scenes and explore the secrets that made this franchise so special. See the various costumes, props and eye-watering effects that brought Harry Potter adventures to life on-screen, an experience like no other.
Your tour is on one day during your stay in London, near Watford Junction. Just a few minutes walk from your hotel is the bus stop for the shuttle that runs directly to Warner Bros Studios, which is just £2.50pp return and takes just 15mins to get you to the entrance. Buses run every 20mins, so it’s easy to plan your trip and make the most of your time here.
We have found a 3* Hotel close to Watford Junction, which would be very comfortable for your stay in London, and within easy walking distance of Watford Junction and town.
The 3* Hotel is comfortable and modern, with free high speed internet and Tea & Coffee making facilities in the rooms. Arrive Friday January 5th 2018 for 2 nights B&B including the Harry Potter Experience, and try to squeeze in some time to visit the city, you’re just 20 mins away via the underground.
You can fly into any London Airport, but as this location is not particularly close to any airport, the average taxi journey will be £50 one way to the hotel on arrival. For this reason, I’d suggest the group either book their flights close together and share transfers to and from the airport, or alternatively I can help you with public transport to keep the cost down even further. Wherever you decide to stay, or for how long, one thing you’ll all be doing together is the Harry Potter Experience.
Green Screen animation, mechanical puppets and astounding special effects are all part of the Harry Potter Experience, and you’ll be here for approximately 3 hours to give you plenty of time to let everything sink in.
Your first 30 minutes is a guided tour of the studio, including information on popular interactive sets, some stories about the adventures of the cast and crew during filming, and so much more.
See how they made Hagrid so gigantic, with exquisite attention to detail in his hut.
The intricate costumes worn by each character, brought to life by the actors who wore them.
The Hogwarts Express and Platform 9 & 3/4.
Dobby, up close and personal.
The Great Hall with dining tables of all four houses, each 100m in length and decorated for the festivities of the season.
And so, so much more…
Flights are as low as €34pp from Shannon to London Stansted, but you can also fly from Kerry, Cork, Shannon and Knock for just a little more. Flights and airport transfers are not included, but 2 nights B&B in a 3* hotel, and the Harry Potter Experience are. Arrive at your leisure on Friday January 5th, and stay for 2 nights, prices as follows: