Harry Potter | Posted 25 Jan 2017

The last novel in the Harry Potter series ends with a short epilogue set 19 years after Voldemort’s defeat. If you know your Harry Potter like we do at Jurys Inn, you’ll know this brings us to the year 2017! We’ve set up a guide to the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry so you can go back in time and discover the muggle world of London!

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Rediscover the magic of Harry Potter with walking tours that take you behind the scenes of some of the most memorable sets in the series. Explore Diagon Alley, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, Gryffindor common room and unlock secrets about the special effects and animatronics!

Whether visiting as a group or a family, this is an exclusive behind the scenes journey for all ages and our Jurys Inn Watford hotel is less than 15minutes away to help excited hearts wind down after the magical day.


Need more? With less than a ten minute walk from Watford Junction Railway Station, continue your journey and find out if you have the gift of Parseltongue or visit Ollivander’s wand shop!


ZSL London Zoo

The Reptile House is home to some of the biggest snakes on earth; it is here that a python speaks to Harry for the first time in the Philosophers Stone.  Explore the fantastically diverse range of over 750 awe-inspiring species and find out if you inherited Harry’s gift! Adult tickets to the zoo cost £20.45 and children cost £16.40.


Platform 9 ¾

Visit platforms 4 and 5 (which were used in filming) and get a photo from the iconic location where the Hogwarts Express departs from Kings Cross. Push the trolley through to the magical world at the wall marked Platform 9/4 and visit Ollivander’s wand shop to get everything you need from wands, time turners and robes!


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child part 1 & 2

Once you’ve been spellbound, prepare for the eight story. Nineteen years later at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End, you do not want to miss the chance to discover what Harry will face as an adult working at the Ministry of Magic! Tickets start from £15.00 per part and the show runs until May 2017.

Tour for Muggles

The award winning tour explores movie locations around London, uncovers the places that inspired JK Rowling and reveals the wonderful behind the scenes stories! If you're looking to delve into the wizarding world of Harry Potter, this is the exact thing you want! 'Mischief Managed!'

If you’re planning a trip later this year, the British Library has announced the Harry Potter Exhibition set to open in autumn 2017. Just 30minutes from our Jurys Inn Watford hotel by train, you can celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone. The exhibition will showcase a range of wizarding books, manuscripts and objects that will take you to the heart of the Harry Potter stories!

If you're looking to see where Harry Potter began, take a look out our Edinburgh Harry Potter blog!

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