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Potterheads Rejoice As Privet Drive Home Finally Opens

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Updated: 3 January 2017
Calling all Harry Potter fans, the wait is over. We’ve all seen the iconic images from where we stand — holding a Butterbeer or two in our hands — outside the front door of the childhood home of the boy wizard, Harry Potter. However, for one week only fans will have the opportunity of a lifetime to step inside No. 4 Privet Drive, the home to the hated Dursleys who forced Harry to live under the staircase. So, make sure you grab a ticket for the Warner Brothers Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter to be granted entrance into “the holiest of holy places”.

Marking the 15th anniversary since the first film of the series – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – hit box offices in 2001, the Warner Brothers Studio Tour will provide a week-long glimpse into the home of the Dursley family. Of course, how could anyone ever forget? Those repulsive tiles, hideous curtains, ugly sofas, awkward family photos and the many certificates you may not have noticed before (we bet you didn’t know Dudley was awarded a certificate for “always eating his lunch”). This is one of the most unattractive rooms ever created and it was accompanied by the deliberately outdated family clothes by costume designer Judianna Makovsky – all of which will be on display for the very first time.

Dursley's | © Warner Bros.
The Dursleys | © Warner Bros.

As you step through the front door, you will find yourself wanting to relive the scene when the Dursley home is showered in tens of thousands of Hogwarts letters, all addressed to Harry Potter. For this exclusive tour, there will be some of the 10,000 individually-designed letters — made for the film — suspended in the air and on display. Not only will you have the chance to relive the scene, but the secrets behind pouring the letters through the front door and the chimney will be shared with the lucky few. But until then, let’s re-watch this triumphant scene.

27 May – 6 June 2016: Tours at various times

Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Drive, Leavesden +44 020 3247 7777