Harry Potter Studio Tour

by - 10:30

For my Christmas present from Dayle he bought us both tickets to the Harry Potter Studio Tour. I am a pretty big Harry Potter fan, and I have been bringing up the idea that I wanted to go for ages... possibly a massive hint, and I worked haha!

Admittedly I have never read the books, and am a pure film fan (don't judge me) but it still counts!
We went on the last day of our Christmas break, and it was a really nice way to cement the fun of that time off and almost saying goodbye to 2015. We had an afternoon booking at 2:30 thinking it would be less busy. Maybe it was less busy, but it was still pretty packed anyway! We wandered around the shop for a while as we were early, and I got stupidly excited over everythingggg! Especially the wands.

Then it was time to queue up and start the tour. It was also time for me to get out my phone and get super snap happy. I kinda wish that I had taken my DSLR so the pictures would be better, but I'm glad I didn't have to carry it around for the whole day.
Prepare yourselves for some of the many photos that I tool throughout the day, starting with Harry's little cupboard under the stairs, which poetically is where the story began too. 

There were so many sets, props and costumes everywhere that any HP fan would lose their mind over (like me... I totally got excited haha) it's so cool to be able to be inside and near all of the things that you love and remember from the films.

My favourite parts were definitely Harry's house on Privet Drive, pretending you are going through the wall with your luggage to get to Platform 9 and 3/4 and the beauty that is Diagon Alley and the Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes shop!

I also got stupidly excited to see Rons hilarious ball robes and the knight chess piece that he played on... I'm a Ron fan, okay?!
I was a little disappointed with the fact that I didn't like the taste of butter beer that much, as that was one of the things I was most looking forward to, but that is probably just me having fussy taste! The little steins that you can buy with the butter beer are really good though for the price, and I can't wait to have them up in our future flat on a shelf somewhere.

For anyone thinking of going, I would recommend your prepare yourself for a tiring walk for three hours (at least), you eat a big breakfast or lunch before hand. as the food was quite expensive, especially if you are a group or family, even though it did look really yummy. And definitely prepare your camera!

Out of sheer coincidence, I posted this blog on the day of Alan Rickmans death, and I am so sad to hear about it. 
He was such a good actor and an important character in the Harry Potter franchise and I am so grateful to him for his portrayal of Snap and teaching us that even those who seem bad or troubled still have a heart. Rip Alan Rickman.

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