London Trip Part 2

A Magical Day

Not all magical days start early but this one did.

However I didn’t mind because today I was off to The Harry Potter Studio Tour  

I had only found out the night before that I was going and now I couldn’t wait!  Let me take you on one of my everyday adventures…

I got there by train  travelling underground and over ground but if I’d taken The Hogwarts Express I could have shared a carriage with Harry and Ron!

The trolley was here and I had just enough time to stock up on some tasty treats…

Chocolate Frogs

Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans

Cauldron Cakes

Pumpkin Pasties

Liquorice Wands

Had I slept in that morning I’m sure The Knight Bus would probably have been the quickest way to get there…

The Backlot Set

20 years ago it all started at number 4 Privet Drive with the most famous cupboard under the stairs and a living room filled with letters  all addressed to the one and only Mr H Potter.

It can be thirsty work so a refreshing Butterbeer was just what I needed!  An unusual taste, shortbread and butterscotch. Here is my #ButterbeerMoustache  

 

Diagon Alley

‘Three up… two across…’ and there we were walking up the cobbled street of Diagon Alley – from Ollivander’s Wand Shop it was only a short hop to Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes!

What To Wear

The costumes were incredible – remember Neville’s charm to get rid of the Boggart? Professor Snape dressed in his Grandmother’s clothes – “riddikulus!” Harry’s Invisibility Cloak, Gryffindor Robes and Hermoine’s beautiful dress she wore to The Yule Ball – my favourite!

‘now you see him…’

I even got to dress up and have my photo taken, then I flew over London and all the way to Hogwarts on a broomstick! (watch the video at the start of this post)

The Room Sets

Now is the password I need to open the staircase to Dumbledore’s Office  ‘Lemon Drop‘ or ‘Sherbet Lemon‘?  

Which door to go through next?

I’ll have to be careful or I could end up in Dolores Umbridge’s office – all that pink and all those kittens don’t fool me!

Just passing through The Ministry Of Magic

…on my way to The Forbidden Forest.  I made sure I didn’t offend Buckbeak, the magnificent Hippogriff.

Actually I’d really like to hang out in The Gryffindor Common Room with Crookshanks curled up on my knee!

The Props And Models

I was totally amazed by all the props and models and how much talented work had gone into making them.  Here are just a few…

… then there were all the paintings…  

… the set drawings and architectural models… 

… and the cheeky, hand-ironing free house elf, Dobbie!

It was the perfect end to an perfect trip, I can’t wait to go back. I’ve started watching all the films again – it’s great recognising all the sets that I’ve actually been in! 

 

7 Comments
  1. It looks like you had a lot of fun flying on your broom Tabby!

  2. I’ve been meaning to go for over a year, I think I will now 🙂

  3. That is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo COOL! Mum is now humming the theme tune whilst doing work!
    She really liked the’Have you seen this witch poster’. (Hope to see you soon!)

    • When I was on the broomstick I was in front of a green screen 🎥 and someone was giving me instructions as to what to do. I was amazed at how it looked when the background and music were added! 🎶🎶🎶

  4. That was amaze Tabby I can’t believe you flew! I really liked the poster of ‘Have You Seen This Witch’ the flying looked awesome too and genuinely (it cropped up again) I loved the butter beer bit too. From Maddy your bff 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻 beer

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