Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
If you’ve been enjoying Sunday Evening’s at Hogwarts, you can experience the magic for real thanks to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Simply get the train to Watford Junction where you’ll be collected by the Knight Bus and whisked off to visit the sets and costumes from all eight films. You’ll visit Diagon Alley and even jump on board the Hogwarts Express – before relaxing with a Butterbeer and Chocolate Frog.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Sunday 13 August at 7.30pm
Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon
If you head down to Thorpe Park this summer, you can blow your mind with his Ghost Train ride. Promising a “one-way ticket on a horrifying journey into the chilling depths of the unknown”, you’ll be wishing you brought a cushion to hide behind when the Demon appears.
You can catch up with Derren’s shows, including Russian Roulette and Seance, on All 4 through Freeview Play
Ghost Train not futuristic enough for you? Then head to Alton Towers where you can experience Galactica, the first ever flying roller coaster. Not for the faint hearted, this virtual reality experience includes a 360-degree twist as you fly through interstellar space.
Emmerdale Studio Experience Tour
Fancy propping up the bar in the Woolpack yourself? Thanks to the Emmerdale Studio Experience tour, you can do just that. Located a short distance from Leeds train station, you can choose between a guided tour of some exact set constructions and a walking tour of the live, outdoor TV set.
Catch Emmerdale every weeknight on ITV1 at 7pm
Still missing Hardy, Miller, and rest of the inhabitants of Broadchurch? Why not take a trip to Dorset where you can follow the Broadchurch trail of key filming locations along the stunning Jurassic Coast. Described by series writer Chris Chibnall as a key element of Broadchurch’s story, visiting these landmarks will allow you to feel like you’re right in the heart of the drama.
Doctor Who Walking Tour of London
Broadchurch favourite Jodie Whittaker will soon be returning to the small screen as one of its most iconic characters: Doctor Who. In the meantime, you can catch up with the history of the series by going on a walking tour of London covering 15 of the show’s most iconic locations. From classic shows right through to the settings of the latest episodes, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into what goes into creating one of TV’s most enduring and popular series.
Jodie Whittaker stars in BBC1’s new thriller, Trust Me on Tuesdays at 9pm
Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour
More a fan of classic detectives? Then this Sherlock Holmes walking tour is the one for you. Meeting in the centre of London, you’ll not only visit some of the locations seen in the BBC series, but also those featured in Robert Downey Jr’s big screen outings as the genius detective. Costumes are encouraged for those of you dying to don a deerstalker. Elementary!
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady
Monday 13 August at 1pm
Poldark Tour of Cornwall Film Locations
If you’re still pining for Ross, then this tour of some of Poldark’s key filming locations will tide you over until the next series. This one day tour of Cornwall includes stops at Pedn Vounder and Porthcurno beaches as well as Porthgwarra cove – scene of Ross’ early morning swims.
You can catch up with Poldark Series 3 on BBC iPlayer through Freeview Play now
Peaky Blinders Tours
If you’re from the north west, this Liverpool-based tour of locations used in Peaky Blinders has got you covered. As well as visiting 10 key filming locations, you’ll learn about the real Peaky Blinders and for those of you opting for the full-day tour, there’s even the chance to visit Tommy’s country mansion.
Highclere Castle: As Seen in Downton Abbey
Fancy yourself as aristocracy? Then head down to Oxford where you can experience a day in the life of the Crawley family on this Downton Abbey-based tour. Starting with a walking tour of Oxford, you’ll then visit the village of Bampton, scene of exterior village shots in the series. And then the piece de resistance – Highclere Castle, where you’ll get the chance to wander around the series’ most iconic locations including the stunning public hall and library.
If you’re looking for something more modern, then you can head to Brentwood for this tour of the locations used in The Only Way is Essex. As you get the full TOWIE experience by visiting some of the cast’s favourite hangouts, there’s even a chance you might spot a familiar face while you’re there…