Meanwhile, located 20 miles north west of Central London and serving as its UK-based shooting lot, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden offers a number of well-equipped stages for large-scale productions, in addition to a large tank for aquatic scenes.
Almost twenty years after the complex was converted from aerodrome to film studios - and over a year since the completion of work on the newly refurbished studios - the site was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 26 April 2013.
Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden is where the most recent site for filming of the Harry Potter films
Approximately three-quarters of the U.K.’s film industry is based in and around London, and last year $1.27 billion (£1 billion) was attracted to the city in investment from international film production, according to Film London. Overall, London is considered the third busiest city for film production behind Los Angeles and New York.
"New studio space will help meet increasing demand and ensure many more multi-million-pound productions come to London, showing the world that, following the EU referendum, the capital remains open to business, talent and creativity," FIlm London said.
"The biggest U.S. studio-backed productions can bring in over £100 million ($127 million) in U.K. spend and new Dagenham studios would enable London to bid successfully for more overseas film productions, benefiting not just the capital but the rest of the U.K.," Film London said.
Films that have made use of the facilities include:
The Darkest Hour (Focus Features)
Jason Bourne (Universal Pictures)
"To sustain and grow this success story, it is critical that the capital gets significantly more studio and production capacity to maximize the opportunities for filmmaking. London is open to the best creative and cultural minds and I am looking forward to exploring whether a new film studio in Dagenham could help the capital’s film industry thrive for years to come."
Any muggles with £475,000 (U.S. $620,000) to spare can buy 4 Privet Drive, where Harry Potter once lived in a cupboard under the stairs. The real-world address is 12 Picket Post Close in Bracknell, not far from London.