Wednesday, 11 February 2015

harry potter studio tour


On Tuesday it was our two year anniversary and instead of buying presents for eachother we decided to have a day out somewhere instead.  Straight away I thought of the Harry Potter Studio Tour and, even though he's not as big a fan as me, Joel agreed to go.  So off we trundled down the motorway for a few hours with me feeling like a kid again!



I thought for a weekday and it not being a school holiday that it'd be pretty quiet but we still had to queue for about 20 minutes until we finally gained access to the tour.  Not that it mattered too much as even in the entrance lobby there are plenty of things to look at including Harry's little room under the stairs. (I just want to apologise at this point for the photo quality as, like the plonker I am, I completely forgot to take my camera so these were all taken on my phone.)




The first thing you have to do when you get into the tour itself is listen to a few members of staff tell you a few things about your day ahead and also watch a short film (I don't really want to say too much because I don't want to spoil too many things for anyone who is planning to go one day!). We were a pair of eager beavers and just wanted to dive straight in but it actually wasn't too bad.  After this you're welcomed in to the Great Hall (which is super cool) and off you go on your own. The costumes are all the genuine ones that the actors wore throughout the films and I really enjoyed looking at them. Especially the dress that Hermione wore to the ball during The Goblet of Fire. It has honestly been my dream dress ever since I watched the film.








They literally have everything you can think of from the films covered.  Costumes, props, sets, animals, make up, the mechanics of how things work.  It's actually a little overwhelming because you're constantly walking round every corner thinking "WOW."  Even Joel who, like I mentioned earlier, isn't the biggest Potterhead had so much fun.









I think my personal favourite part of the tour was Diagon Alley. I'm just gutted that I didn't get as many photos of it as I'd have liked because we must've chosen the busiest point of the day to walk down it and there were people everywhere. Oh and the gift shop!! I can't describe to you how amazing the gift shop is. 

Magical really is the appropriate word for our whole day.

(If there's anything you'd like to know about the tour then please feel free to ask! )
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3 comments

  1. oh wow!it looks so amazing!i really hope i can get to go one day!extremely cool that you got to go!oh and i love your nail polish hehe:)xxx

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  2. It looks like it was so amazing! I'd definitely on my to do list, I can't wait till I have to opportunity! :D xxx

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  3. Thanks hun! It's Mint Candy Apple by Essie :) x

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