London prepares to say goodbye to Harry Potter

Event spaces right across London are transforming into enchanted playgrounds in the run up to the final Harry Potter film.

With only a week to go until the UK premiere of ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 2’, fans of the boy wizard are being invited to dress up in a public event this Saturday. reports that the one-day spectacular is giving fans the chance to win tickets to the premiere next Thursday.

The only condition is that they will have to conjure up their best Potter costumes for a photo opportunity, where they will be expected to pose with props from the film – which includes Harry’s magical Nimbus 2000 broom.

Other props on show include costumes worn by Harry, Hermione and Ron in some of the earlier films; a golden dragon’s egg; Ron Weasley’s broken wand; and a Hogwart’s trunk. All of which will remain on display until Christmas.

Jonathan Sands, part-organiser of the historic event, praised Potter’s British roots and said that he was delighted to be working with the film studios to create a final send-off for the franchise.

“All the Harry Potter films have been produced at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire and now form a very important part of the British film industry’s history,” he said, cites

“Having a selection of original props and costumes directly from this unique studio, on display here until the end of the year is a real honour.”