Lonely Planet Writer

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Hogwarts' Great Hall at the Harry Potter studio tour in London

If you’re looking for a magical way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, then why not head to Hogwarts in London where you and your date can celebrate a shared loved of Harry Potter.

Have a very Harry Potter Valentine’s Day. Image by Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has announced that it will hold a romantic dinner in the Great Hall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, meaning you can live out your Yule Ball fantasy with your own Harry or Hermione. The hall is the actual set of the film, meaning you can be fully transported into the scenes of the films to enjoy your celebratory feast.

Enjoy a love potion at Hogwart’s. Image by Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Guests will head in for welcome drinks and canapes – including a love potion – and will then get to enjoy a three-course dinner on the set. From there, they will get an exclusive after-hours access to the Studio Tour, which will include a chance to see more film sets like the Gryffindor common room and the Forbidden Forest. Guests will even get to enjoy a drink on Platform 9¾ before their night is over. Part of the evening will include enjoying a tankard of Butterbeer in the backlot café, after which the couples will be able to head to Diagon Alley and check out the Hogwarts castle model.

Enjoy your Valentine’s meal in the Great Hall of Hogwarts. Image by Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

However, impressing your Harry Potter-loving paramour won’t come cheap – a table for two people will set you back £495(US$660). However, the studio tour is always a bit pricey at £39(US$52), and most people will end up spending even more cash at the gift shop. Tickets can be found on the official website.