Potter after dark

This Autumn Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will host a special feature dedicated to the darker side of the Harry Potter film series.

From October 1-November 12 the iconic Great Hall set will be decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins, just as seen on screen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The Great Hall tables will also be laid with a Halloween feast of red apples, pumpkins and cauldrons of lollipops.

After learning wand combat moves in an interactive experience with Wand Choreographer, Paul Harris, visitors are invited to take part in an exciting live duel with Death Eaters in the Studio Tour’s backlot.

Demonstrating how a crowd scene like the Battle of Hogwarts would have been created during filming, visitors will test out their newly learned wand techniques as they are directed through a battle with Death Eaters who are storming the Hogwarts Bridge.

As part of the feature, Death Eaters will be roaming the Backlot dressed in the original costumes from the film series allowing visitors to see up close the intricate details of the embroidered robes and hand-painted masks.

In addition to this, vats of slimy Troll snot, buckets of three-headed dog drool and pools of silvery unicorn blood will be showcased in the Tour allowing visitors to get hands-on and see exactly how the slime and goo was created.

Visitors will also be able to walk down a darker Diagon Alley as the lights are dimmed and the music becomes more foreboding on the wizarding shopping street.