Destination

Number Four, Privet Drive opens its door to visitors

Posted on
April 19, 2016

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 one week only, 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 Mina Lima, the graphic designers for all eightHarry Potter films, will be suspended in the air as though they’ve flown through the fireplace as they did in the iconic scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The letter that started Harry’s adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry featured so prominently in the film that an astonishing 10,000 of these envelopes were created for the first Harry Potter film and were even printed on extra lightweight paper so the owls could carry them.
Warner Bros Studio Tour
Fans will remember number four, Privet Drive as the Muggle home where Harry spent most of his childhood with his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and Cousin Dudley. During production, set decorators were tasked with filling the house with quirky pieces of furniture and had lots of fun sourcing the ugliest sofas, worst tiles and most unattractive curtains possible which will be on display in the dressed set.
Warner Bros Studio Tour
Also on display for the first time in the Studio Tour will be the Dursleys’ costumes which proved to be a rich source of inspiration for Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky.  She remembers them being the most fun to dress, creating clothes that appeared out of date and pretentious for Mr and Mrs Dursley, as well as hideous jumpers for young Dudley.
Warner Bros Studio Tour
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 of number four, Privet Drive. The machine, which was specially created for the film by award winning Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson, will be on display in the Studio Tour during the feature between 27th May – 6th June.

TAGS
RELATED POSTS
8 Comments
  1. Reply

    Sabina @MummyMatters

    April 19, 2016

    Ooh I had no idea they were doing this. We went a couple of years ago and I loved it. The Beans have now started to read the books themselves so I can’t wait to go back.

  2. Reply

    sandra port

    April 19, 2016

    So jealous – such a Harry Potter Fan – is it very disabled friendly? Really should go and visit

    • Reply

      Kara

      April 19, 2016

      Yes, it is almost all on one level and the bits that aren’t are accessible by lift

  3. Reply

    joanna

    April 19, 2016

    Sounds great I’ve not been to the Harry potter studio before but I’ve really want to.

  4. Reply

    Chantelle Hazelden

    April 19, 2016

    I’ve never been before but this sounds fantastic!

  5. Reply

    HelpfulMum

    April 20, 2016

    This sounds amazing! I would love to visit. It’s so close to where my inlaws live, will have to take a trip next time we’re there!

  6. Reply

    Rachel

    April 20, 2016

    My aim is to make it one day and do the tour, I might have to beg my friends kids to come with me like x

  7. Reply

    Lizzie

    April 20, 2016

    This sounds and looks amazing I’m really envious! Glad you enjoyed it, such a novel experience

LEAVE A COMMENT

KARA GUPPY
Bournemouth

Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk