It has been 20 years since readers around the globe were introduced to the wizarding world of Harry Potter with the publication of J.K. Rowling's book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The novel has already captured the imaginations of millions of people and spawned a number of attractions and experiences, allowing fans to truly immerse themselves in Harry's world. We've rounded up five of the best...
Visit Platform 9 ¾, Kings Cross, London
Pay a visit to the real life Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross station, where budding witches and wizards can take a photo as they prepare to crash through the brick wall to board the Hogwarts Express. You can also stock up on chocolate frogs, Hogwarts scarves and even your own wand at the Harry Potter shop too. harrypotterplatform934.com.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter, Hertfordshire
See the costumes and clothing from the Harry Potter movies at the Wizarding Wardrobes display at Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter this summer, which will show how items go from initial sketch to finished costume. While you're there you'll also be able to see some of the most memorable props from the films, exploring the Forbidden Forest, the Great Hall and see Hogwarts castle in real life. Tickets cost £39 per adult, £31 per child (5-15). Family tickets available at wbstudiotour.co.uk.
Go to Wizarding School at Enigma Quests, London
Hone your wizarding skills with a trip to Enigma Quests' School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where you will take on a Hogwarts-inspired escape challenge that will see your team face obstacles and tests worthy of the Boy Wizard himself. The game lasts one hour and can be played by three to five people. Tickets cost from £90 for a team of three, enigmaguests.london.
See the sequel Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, London
With fresh storylines and new characters, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a must-see for Potterheads. The play is set years after the end of the last book, where we see Harry as an overworked father-of-three whose children have to come to terms with their extraordinary family history. Tickets are on sale to 22 July 2018 and cost from £15 to £70 for both parts atharrypottertheplay.com.
Boost your broomstick skills at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
Where better to learn how to ride a broomstick than at Alnwick Castle, which played Hogwarts in two of the Harry Potter films? The castle now hosts broomstick lessons for all during its Quidditch season, from March to 29 October at the very same spot where Harry had his first flying lesson in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 20 minute sessions are free with admission - £13.95 per adult, £7.20 per child at alnwickcastle.com.
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