London Olympics visitors may find themselves wanting to get out of town for a day. Here are 10 day trips from London, recommended by a local.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
Britain’s hottest new family attraction isn’t in London but in Hertfordshire. Although you won’t be hopping the Hogwarts Express to get here, you’ll soon be marveling at a magical array of real sets and props used to bring J.K. Rowling’s fantasy world to life on the big screen. Highlights include the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, the triple-decker Knight Bus and some scarily live-looking monsters, including a terrifying Aragog. Calm your nerves with some Butterbeer and Bertie Botts jelly beans — earwax flavor included. http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk. From Euston to Watford Junction, 20 minutes plus a 10-minute shuttle bus ride.