Monday, 8 December 2014

Harry Potter Studio Tours

Every term my parents like to give me and my sister a treat to keep us motivated, which is so kind of them and it really does the trick. This term, I decided that Dan and I would head to the Harry Potter Studios. We both love the films, and thought it was finally time to check the Studio Tour out after hearing such good things about it. I was so excited! We chose to go on the 3rd December as we thought it would be starting to get Christmassy, and also it was in Dan's birthday week so we could keep the celebrations going!

There are 4 sections to the tour. One guided part at the beginning, then 3 self guided sections. There are two massive warehouses which you are able to take your time to walk round, and an outside section as well which was amazing! As its winter we were able to experience "Hogwarts in the Snow" which was really cool, it was nice to see the christmassy touches to the sets. I definitely want to go back in summer though to spend longer outside and see Hogwarts normally, although I think the snow made it more magical...

I don't want to give too much away, as some of you may decide you want to go there in the future so I'm going to tell you a few of my favourites!

Finally seeing No, 4 Privet Drive. This house has been involved since day one so it was pretty cool to be standing outside, butterbeer in hand! I'd heard some dodgy reviews about butterbeer, but I actually really liked it! It was quite sickly so I couldn't have drunk the whole thing but it was really tasty.

Diagon Alley was amazing, so so magical! I only wish I could have been heading into Ollivanders so my wand could finally choose me...Damn you Hogwarts letter for being TEN YEARS LATE!

I knew that there was a model of Hogwarts at the studios, but I didn't realise how impressive and massive the model would be. I've put a photo without humans in it so you can be as surprised too if you do end up going and haven't been before! I loved it, it was so pretty in the snow too.

I don't want to spoil anymore for you if you haven't been so I'll leave it at that, although I could type for ages about the incredible things we saw. 

"The stories we love best do live in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home" J.K.Rowling

This was the quote that we saw when we left the tour, and I loved it so I thought I'd share it with you all!

Let me know what you thought of the Harry Potter Studio Tours if you have been! What was your favourite part?


  1. What a lovely treat! I loved loved loved the tour, it's INCREDIBLE there isn't it! Looks even more magical in the snow though. Did you do any of the interactive things? I watched people take part in the wand battle and it looked so cool! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

  2. It really was amazing - so worth the price that you paid for it! I know, I always associate Harry Potter with Christmas :) Nooo, we didn't and I didn't really see anyone do it either, bar one man on the broom! I think I would have had a go if they moved, it would have been more fun! xx

  3. Ah I went to this a couple of years ago but am going again in January to see it all Christmasy, so excited!! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  4. So very exciting!! We are in this exact same stage in life and completely understand the internal struggle. Best of luck on your new adventure! Can't wait to see the beautiful home you guys.pick out... Know you will style it just you post,love you post.

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  6. its lovely! You will love it all christmassy, it was sooooo magical! xxx


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