Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Forbidden Forest, also known as Dark ForestShort story:The Forbidden Forest is an incredible and also very old place with many secrets and it is the home of many creatures, some of them dark and dangerous, others kind and friendly. The forest is near to the borders of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. None of the students there are allowed to step in the forest. No matter how tempting it is. The Forbidden forest is strictly off-limits to Hogwarts students, but definitely not for you. You are officially invited to break all the rules and follow the steps of Harry, Ron and Hermione. The Forest seen in the Harry Potter movies was a combination of a real location and studio shooting. And throughout the film series the set continued to grow and develop. The Forbidden forest at the Studio Tour is filled with 19 trees and each of them with a diameter of over 12 trees. Exciting, isn’t it? “The Forbidden Forest looked as though it had been enchanted, each tree smattered wiyh silver, and Hagrids’ cabin looked like an iced cake.” – J.K.RowlingSeems exciting? Platform 9 ¾ King’s Cross station in London? How to get to Platform 9 ¾ ? The Hogwarts Express? Do you remember?Platform 9 ¾ is a platform at King’s Cross Station in London. It is concealed magically behind the barrier between Muggle Platforms 9 and 10. This is the place where the Hogwarts’ 1students board the Hogwarts Express on 1 September in order to attend school.If you are a wizard and you want to get onto Platform 9 ¾ it is necessary to walk directly to the wall.”Don’t talk rubbish. There is no platform nine and three-quarters” – Muggle Vernon DursleyMost of the scenes that take place on Platform 9¾ were actually shot at King’s Cross Station in London, however, during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, part of the station platform was recreated on a soundstage here at Leavesden. If you are a true fan you would know that the Hogwarts Express provided the background for the very first shot ever captured for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and then, ten years later, for the very last shot of the entire series in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The real locomotive and passenger carriages were used on locations throughout the United Kingdom to create the exterior views of the train while another special interior carriage set was used for all of the scenes that take place inside the train.