The Grim, a moving Knight Bus and a certain book snappy book hiding under the bed … it can only mean one thing, ‘Return to Azkaban’ at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is now open! We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the latest additions…

This year marks two decades since the cinematic release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. To celebrate, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London have added a whole host of props, costumes, and sets from the third film.

Earlier this week, we admired those brand-new additions to the Studio Tour – transporting us straight back to 2004 and the release of this fantastic film. Here are just a handful of our highlights…

The Great Hall’s new look

Let’s start with the heart of Hogwarts, the Great Hall. As soon as we stepped into it, we were greeted by 100 floating candles suspended above our heads. Once we were able to tear our eyes away from them, we spotted the Frog Choir at the front of the hall, ready to sing at the top of their lungs. Let’s hope none of them had a frog in their throat!


Open your Inner Eye…

And we have to talk about one of our favourite new additions, Sybill Trelawney’s Divination classroom. Bedecked in rich fabrics with the signature round tables, velvet pouffes and let’s not forget the tower of teacups. But most importantly, in our opinion, you can see the original teacup that contains ‘The Grim’. But observe it at your peril… we all remember what happened to Ron’s Uncle Bilius.


Hold on tight!

The Knight Bus is not known for being the smoothest form of transportation… though it does look rather fun. And we were excited to see just how they captured that memorable ride. We won’t spoil too many secrets but look out for the moving beds!



Is there a more iconic scene in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban than Professor Lupin’s Boggart lesson? We know it’ll take years before the image of Snape in that Riddikulus outfit leaves our head. So, we were thrilled to see the new Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom addition – complete with Snape, Lupin and a wardrobe with a mind of its own…


What’s that under the bed?

In Harry’s third year at Hogwarts, he ends up with a brand-new textbook that bites back. We spotted that slightly terrifying tome during our tour. Let’s just say keep an eye out under Harry’s bed at the Leaky Cauldron – you’re in for a surprise.


Can you find Scabbers?

A Studio Tour visit wouldn’t be complete without an Activity Passport to collect stamps, answer trivia, hunt for snitches and new for this feature, finding Scabbers via interactive stations located around four of the sets. Be sure to pick up a passport during your visit!


We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Studio Tour and are sure that you will too. New for 2024, Return to Azkaban will run from 1st May – 4th September and all new features are included in the ticket price. Check the official website for all the details you need and to book your tickets.

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