This is the first part of the tour and the photos I took within the first of the two giant studios that visitors get to wander around. There are studios J and K (see what they did there?) and in between is the backlot that also has some special treats in store.
It all starts with a wander into the Great Hall of Hogwarts. After walking through the gigantic doors, you are met with the lines of tables and the costumes of the teachers at the head of the hall. It was all decked out for Christmas when we went, hence the Christmas trees and turkeys lining the tables.
|Entering the Great Hall|
|The staff watch over the students|
|Empty and ready for the next group of visitors|
After being ushered through the Great Hall to allow for the next group to enter, the tour gets serious with the main part of the studio dedicated to a huge amount of sets, props and decor from the films. There is also the opportunity to have a go riding a broomstick with a green screen behind you so you can then buy an extortionately priced souvenir of your time at the studio. You can get a DVD or just a photo of your time riding a broomstick through the streets of London and over a variety of landscapes.
|The best of the directors|
|Drinks served at the Yule Ball|
|Inside Hagrid's hut|
|Opening the Chamber of Secrets|
|The Ministry of Magic|
The Making of Harry Potter Leavesden Studios Tour, Part 2: Backlot
The Making of Harry Potter Leavesden Studios Tour, Part 3: Studio K