“A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special.” J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
As of June 26, 2017, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is officially 20 years old! J.K Rowling’s first novel has been translated into 79 languages and has sold over more than 450 million copies worldwide. The story of a young wizard fulfilling his magical destiny with the help of his friends has provided entertainment, enjoyment, and hope for generations of people across the globe. This year, celebrate the legacy of Harry Potter with a Leavesden Studios day trip!
About Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden
In 2000, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone began filming out of Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England. Over the course of ten years, every one of the Harry Potter films would be based out of the studio grounds. Warner Bros. is the only Hollywood studio to own and operate a production facility in the UK.
Experience the Tour
The Great Hall was one of the first sets to be built in Leavesden Studios. It could seat more than 400 actors, and subsequently became a key set in almost every Harry Potter film. It permanently resides at the Studio Tour for visitors to experience.
Explore Dumbledore’s office, built for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, to gaze upon the Sorting Hat, the Sword of Gryffindor, and Dumbledore’s desk. Stroll down Diagon Alley, take a peek in the many colorful shops, and measure yourself up with the triple-decker Knight Bus!
EXPERIENCE HARRY POTTER WITH AESU!
AESU offers unique, thrilling travel programs for college students and young professionals at affordable rates. Each trip is action-packed and informal—designed just for people your own age. We are also able to design custom tours just for your group.
AESU offers several trips to London and the UK, including Cosmopolitan, Euro Spree, Explorer, Euro Focus, and our most popular tour, Great Escape. Explore England and its rich history and culture. Stroll through London, the muggle capital of the world – be sure to watch out for the Knight Bus!
If you have any questions or want help booking your next London adventure, please contact AESU by calling 800-638-7640, or fill out the contact form found on our website!