Harry Potter and the Dursley’s front room

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harry-potter_25Is it really fifteen years since the first Harry Potter film? Is Harry Potter and the Dursley’s front room a film that they have kept hush-hush?

No, the Dursley’s front room is a one-off special treat for visitors to the Warner. Bros Studio Tour.

For the first time ever, visitors will get the chance to step inside number four, Privet Drive and peer into the Dursleys’ living room as the exterior set is opened especially for the Studio Tour’s 15th anniversary celebrations of the film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. For just one week only, 27th May – 6th June, visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the front door and look into the Dursleys’ front room where hundreds of Harry’s Hogwarts letters created by MinaLima, the graphic designers for all eight Harry Potter films, will be suspended in the air as though they’ve flown through the fireplace.

Why am I telling you so far in advance?

Because bookings are likely to go quickly and if you want to see the living room it is probably wise to book sooner than later.

Among the letters that you will see will be the one that started Harry’s adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 10,000 letters were created and printed on extra lightweight paper so the owls could carry them.

During production of the film, set decorators were tasked with filling number four, Privet Drive with quirky pieces of furniture and sourced some of the ugliest sofas, worst tiles and most unattractive curtains possible. They will also be on display as well as the Dursleys’ costumes.

In addition to the opening of number four, Privet Drive, Warner. Bros Studio Tour London will be showcasing the equipment that was used to shoot Harry’s Hogwarts letters through the letterbox.

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