Two things that British people love the most is tea and Harry Potter. Tea can be bought easily from any shop across the country, but venturing into the magical wonders of the nation's favourite movie franchise can be a little more difficult. Of course, Harry Potter movie marathons, university Quidditch tournaments, and Hogwarts-inspired drinking games are great
Why not journey back to where it all began by visiting the home of Harry’s parents in Suffolk? De Vere House was chosen as the iconic Godric's Hollow, the place where young Harry became the boy who lived. Potter fans will recognise Godric’s hollow from the iconic night in which Harry’s mother was mercilessly killed by Lord Voldermort. Now the house is Death Eater free and runs as a bed and breakfast.
Every Potterhead has dreamed of walking through platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross station and taking the magnificent Hogwarts Express through the valleys to Hogwarts itself. Well, if you fancy taking a journey to Scotland, you might be able to do just that!
If you have ever been interested in the magic behind the screens of Harry Potter, you must see the Warner Brothers Studio Tour ‘The Making of Harry Potter’. This is a tour like no other that gives you full access to the creation of the nation's favourite films. During the tour, guests are invited to delight in original sets, props, and costumes. It will really feel like you are part of the film!
If you venture up into the Yorkshire moors, you will be able to find the hidden gem that is the North Shire. The Shire is a magical accommodation, designed to replicate some of the most well known wizarding scenes from the nation's favourite books and films. One room in particular, the dorm room, has been designed to imitate the famous Gryffindor common room which became Harry’s home away from home during his time at Hogwarts.Learn More