4 Harry Potter things

to see and do

in the United Kingdon

Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden is the

home of an epic making of tour/exhibit

for the Harry Potter films. Sets, costumes, prosthetics, and more are on display

in this must-see experience.

1. THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR,

LONDON

Even if you haven’t managed to score tickets to the two-part Harry Potter play happening at the Palace Theatre, you can stroll around the building to see the marquee and decor.

3. HARRY POTTER

AND THE CURSED CHILD, LONDON

The graphic designers behind all the Daily Prophet covers, potion labels, and everything else printed in the Harry Potter films have a pop-up shop in Central London. Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima’s designs are on display in a charming three-story shop called House of MinaLima.

2. HOUSE OF MINALIMA, LONDON

J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter in various locations around Edinburgh, including The Elephant House. The spot isn’t the “birthplace of Harry Potter” as they claim, but Rowling did pen chunks of the first few books from the restaurant. Its main seating area overlooks Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Kirkyard–both of which look magical and inspiring.

The bathrooms in Elephant House are covered with graffiti from fans that the restaurant has given up trying to clean it off the walls. If you make a donation to the charity they support, you can have a look around without getting a meal (as long as you don’t disturb diners).

4. THE ELEPHANT HOUSE, EDINBURGH

This list includes the handful of locales I came across while exploring the UK, but it only scratches the surface; what Harry Potter filming locations would you recommending checking out?