Number 4 Privet Drive

13 May 2016

On Tuesday I was given the most exciting opportunity, as a VIP guest of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London for the preview night for the opening of Number 4 Privet Drive. Undoubtedly one of the most exciting nights of my life, an experience I'll never forget, I was lucky enough to be one of the very first people to step inside Number 4 Privet Drive.

Although you have always been able to visit Privet Drive, have your photos taken outside, step up to the door and pose with friends and family for that perfect souvenir snap, being able to go inside the Dursleys' house is something completely new, and extremely special. Until now, you have never been able to go inside the house itself, a set that has been kept hidden from view. 

Now? You have the opportunity to step inside Number 4 Privet Drive, to see the real cupboard under the stairs where Harry spent so many years, peek inside the living room and see all the magical letters from Hogwarts which were determined to make their way into Harry's hands. For one week only, you can step over the threshold of the Dursleys' home and call it your own.

The house is being opened for one week - from Friday May 27th until Monday June 6th - to celebrate 15 years since the film release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Can you believe it has been 15 years since the first film of the most famous book series was released? 

And it's not just the Dursley's home which is open to the public, but new exhibits will be shown around the tour, on show to the public for the very first time. The Dursleys' costumes, created by Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky, will be on show, making you feel as if you are stood with the Dursleys' themselves! Special effects and equipment used for The Philosopher's Stone, such as the special machine used to shoot the Hogwarts letters through the Dursleys' letterbox, specially created by award winning Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson, will show you exactly how those letters from Hogwarts shot through the letterbox.

For devout Harry Potter fans, this is truly an experience not to be missed. Making an already magical tour all the more special. To find out more about the tour you can check out my full review of my visit last August - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London | Harry Potter -, booking your tickets online at

*I was kindly invited along to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour as a guest.
All views are entirely my own - Disclaimer.