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Exploring Magical World of Harry Potter in Warner Bros Studio
Here are where you can explore all places inside Harry Potter World. From Hogwarts' Great Hall where Hogwarts' professors welcoming freshmen, it is also a place where Yule Ball and the Battle of Hogwarts took place. While you might not see real life wizards and wizardees roaming around the place, you'll find magnificent view of Great Hall that looks almost identical with the one you see in the movie. There are also stunning handicrafted props used for Harry Potter movies such as Professor Dumbledore's lectern and the House Points Counter. There's also Forbidden Forest, Platform 9 3/4, and Diagon Alley waiting to be explored.
Head to the Professor Dumbledore's office to see remarkable props of 900 memory vials displayed in the cabinet, each with name label attached. You'll get to see memory vial of Argus Filch and Professor McGonagall. Another stunning props can also be found in Professor Dolores Umbridge's pink room. The room is decorated with more than 130 plates with pictures of cats and kittens on it. It is said that to make each plate, the filmmakers had to photograph and film real kittens. There's also Puking Pastilles, a tongue-stucking dispenser containing Fred and George's favorite toys such as Extendable Ears to fireworks.
Now here's the place where all magic begins. You'll learn more about the art of Special and Visual effects made for Harry Potter Movies. You'll get to learn the truth whether the Chamber of Secrets door is made by visual effects or not, or how do they make Invisibility Cloak makes the wearer invisible. The most fun part, you can take pictures of you riding on a boomstick with a green screen background that will later turned into realistically made blue sky of London.
Thoroughout the movies, you'll see characters wearing different costume from time to time. Here, you'll get to see all costumes made for the movie, from Quidditch robe uniforms, Yule Ball costumes, Beauxbatons uniforms, and even costumes wore by Harry Potter and their friends when they grown up.
How to Get Tickets?
You can easily book your ticket online on this website. Warner Bros Studio also offer Golden Tours package which include transportation service to and from the Studio for some extra fee, so be sure to check on the ticket's description before your purchase.
How To Get Around?
You can find some interesting attractions nearby the Warner Bros Studio London, and all of them are easily accessible by taking public transportations. Taking Tubes or trains are the most common ways, but you can also take the public bus instead.
What Should I Wear?
There's no certain dresscode, but if you're in the mood for cosplaying as Harry Potter character, Warner Bros Studio is a perfect place to dress up as one of Hogwarts student! Just don't forget to bring your magical wand with you.
Best Time to Visit
Warner Bros Studio can get crowded especially during weekend and public holidays, so opt for weekdays instead. It's also highly recommended to arrive at the studio at least 20 minutes before your reserved time slot, or as early as you can. That way, you'll have extra time to chill at the Studio Cafe or shop for some souvenirs peacefully at The Studio Shop.
Will I Need a Guide?
Warner Bros provides some digital guides in 9 different languages and souvenir guidebooks, so no, you'll be fine exploring by yourself.
How To Get There?
The most convenient way (especially when you're on budget) is to take Warner Bros' transportation service by purchasing Golden Tours ticket. If you prefer to go by public transportations, that is fine too. You can take a direct train from London Euston for 20 minutes, or New Birmigham Station taking time approximately 1 hour. You can also take a shuttle bus service, though you'll need to show the driver your tour booking confirmation. You also should arrive at the station at least 45 minutes before the time stamp on your ticket.
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