In Photos: Get Mesmerized by the Harry Potter Studio in London, England

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In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England

In Photos: Harry Potter Studio in London, England


Though it’s a weekday, this’ll be a long blog post with lots of wicked pictures of Harry Potter and the rest of Hogwarts, so grab your butter beers and cauldron cakes to keep you company. Channeling some inner playwright skills (ala JK Rowling) in coming up with this seven-book-series-long blogpost about Harry Potter Studios in London, England.  Haha! As she said, “No story lives unless someone wants to listen” – so listen up with your eyes, yes?


In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England

Growing up in the 90s as a kid, no one in the entire planet has gotten free from not being engrossed in the Harry Potter series. Even kids in Africa know a thing or two about Harry Potter, even Quidditch. No one’s that cool or that naïve not to get caught up with the idea of he-who-must-not-be-named, or the idea of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, or much more when Emma Watson played the role of Hermione Granger, I rest my case.


In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England

It’s been part of every kid’s childhood, and it’s like going to a UNESCO World Heritage Site for Potterhead cohorts - to be able to see to the first and original Harry Potter Studio in Leavesden, England.


In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England

Harry Potter trivia: did you know the idea behind the story came to JK Rowling when she was sitting on a delayed train from Manchester to London? Her mind popped a young boy who learns that he is a wizard and begins attending wizard school. True story.


In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England

So from pen to production to studio tour, I guarantee you that OUR measly imaginations about how Harry Potter should and could be like in real life would deceive us when it comes to Harry Potter production. The ones that are found in Leavesden are out of this (muggle) world cool! 


In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England

You can original and life size props of costumes, rooms, wands, and goblets. You’ll see the photos of the different animal actors, and of green rooms, and of common rooms. The place starts of with the cupboard under the stairs the school hall then the rest of the magic stuff.


In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England

There are mini activity areas where you can do a wizarding match with Death Eaters, or get your picture published on the Portrait Walls. Especially liked the part where you could see Privet Drive, Hogwarts, and Hogsmeade! Found myself wanting to reread all the seven books once again!


In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England
In Photos: Harry Potter Studios in London, England

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 52 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

For collaboration ideas, email bowdywanders@gmail.com.

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