History of the Harry Potter films charted in new infographic by the Warner Bros. Studio Tour

A new infographic provides an at-a-glance overview of the entire Harry Potter series. The resource provides the date of every single film, as well as several of the key events that contributed to the creation of those films, and the creation of Warner Bros. Studio Tour itself. 

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour opened shortly after the conclusion of the films, in 2012, and has provided ardent Harry Potter fans with a place to continue the magic ever since. But the site actually has an interesting history that extends much further, to the late 1930s.

At this point, the Ministry of Defence was ramping up its spending. It acquired the site that would later house the Studio Tour for use in aircraft production. Following the end of World War II, the site was bought by Rolls-Royce, and continued its life as a centre for aircraft manufacture. 

Around the same time that JK Rowling was finishing up the manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the site was converted into a film studio for use in the filming of GoldenEye. The site was then rebranded as Leavesden Studios. Five years later, work began on the film version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The enormous space afforded by the aircraft hangar was a perfect location for one of the film’s most iconic sets: the Great Hall of Hogwarts. 

Over the course of a decade, eight Harry Potter films were made, with the last of them, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, released in 2011. 

You'll find the infographic on this page. To learn more about the history of this attraction, you can find it all at https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/our-history

Did You Know? 
● Remus Lupin's name comes from the Latin for wolf ('lupin') and a figure in Roman mythology who was raised by wolves (Remus). We should have known he’d turn out to be a werewolf… 
● If you watch the credits to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, you’ll discover that no dragons were harmed in the making of the movie! 
● By summer 2019, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour hit 40,000 reviews on TripAdvisor.


  1. Magic - on our list for next year

  2. Really interesting, we do love Harry Potter

  3. on our list for next year

  4. It's very interesting the way places develop and transform over the years!

  5. An interesting infographic. Several Harry Potter fans in our family.

  6. Really interesting, we do love Harry Potter!!!

  7. The infographic gives a good insight into what has happened & when. Visiting the Harry Potter Tour is on my wish list xx

  8. Such big fans x love this x