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A Celebration of Slytherin At Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

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February 26, 2020

We have visited Warner Bros. Studio Tour a number of times, but when the kids were much younger.

They really enjoyed our visits at the time, but now they are 11 and 9 and immersed in the books, we have promised them a return visit.

We were going to book in January for Eliza’s birthday, following her Harry Potter themed birthday party, but when we found out that a celebration of Slytherin was coming, we decided to wait as that is Isaac’s and my husbands house.

Fans invited to discover the Slytherin common room for the first time ever.

Known throughout the eight films for its ambition and links to dark magic, Slytherin house is home to some of the greatest wizards of all time. From April, visitors to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will discover the secrets behind some of the iconic costumes and props belonging to their favourite, cunning Slytherin characters.

Visitors won’t have to be under the guise of Polyjuice potion to discover the secrets of the Slytherin common room up close, as for the first time ever, fans are invited to gather around the imposing fireplace and sofas where Ron’s magical transformation began to wear off, revealing his ginger hair. During this special feature, a 25-foot high section of this iconic set will be on display, furnished and dressed with authentic props. When envisioning the Slytherin common room, Production Designer Stuart Craig wanted a very different atmosphere to the warm colours of Gryffindor so designed the set to look like a dungeon carved out of solid rock. The hand-designed wall tapestries visitors will see had red tones completely taken out of the colour palette to add to the austere atmosphere and further highlight the iconic Slytherin colours, green and silver. 

Entering through the Great Hall doors, visitors will be greeted by a sea of green as the Slytherin house banners from the film series are suspended from the enchanted ceiling, denoting a Slytherin victory of the House Cup. Over the teacher’s table, Gryffindor banners will be displayed in reference to the final scenes of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in which Dumbledore awards last-minute house points resulting in a Gryffindor triumph.

Warner Bros Studio Tour

Paying homage to some of Slytherin’s most esteemed witches and wizards, a number of original costumes belonging to the Malfoy family will be on display allowing visitors to see how the designs changed to depict their rise and fall in power and status alongside Lord Voldemort. Also showcased will be the evolution of Voldemort’s costumes showing his growth from orphan, Tom Riddle, to young Hogwarts student and finally to prolific villain.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London’s Celebration of Slytherin feature will run from Friday 3rd April – Sunday 6th September 2020 and all additions are included in the ticket price.

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    March 3, 2020

    This looks really fun. I love Warner Bros Studio Tour – I’ve been twice now but find there’s always reason to come back as there’s always something new on display. I’ll have to try and make a return this year

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    Samantha Donnelly

    March 3, 2020

    I know so many people who have done this tour and loved it, we are still yet to go and experience it, hopefully we can get there at some stage soon x

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    March 3, 2020

    I’ve been to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour a couple of times, most recently last year, and it’s such a fun day out for Harry Potter fans. The new Slytherin Celebration looks very cool!

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    Sarah Bailey

    March 3, 2020

    I so want to go and see the studio tour at some point it always seems so interesting. These seem like a great nod to Slytherin!

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    Janet Robertson-Peverley

    March 4, 2020

    I always find the detail and effort put in to film costumes fascinating. This exhibition looks amazing, and full of fan facts. A wonderful thing to do with Harry Potter fans.

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    Ashleigh dougherty

    March 4, 2020

    I have been to this place about 4 times before and I need another visit! Looks fabulous all the time

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    Jade Braham

    March 4, 2020

    This sounds like so much fun! I have been to the Warner Bros Studio twice before and loved it!!

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    March 4, 2020

    My daughter is team Gryffindor while my son is Slytherin so I know for certain he would love heading to the studio to to do tour to see the new display

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    March 5, 2020

    This looks like a great tour for Harry Potter fans, would love to take my son when he’s older

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