Well hello to you my reader chums! October, the month autumn kicks in and the festivities begin, has been a busy one to say the least. With a solo trip to Athens, Fifth Harmony concert, Harry Potter Studios and all the small fun moments in between, it's swept by very quickly. On the Saturday just gone, Danielle, Chloe and I set off on a trip to London, visiting the wondrous land of Hogwarts. Danielle and I surprised Chloe with tickets for her 21st a month before so couldn't wait to head up, to embrace the wizardry magic. I've been to Harry Potter world a couple of years back and was thrilled to be visiting again, especially with the launch of the Hogwarts Express, an exhibit I hadn't seen the last time.
I don't want to give away any hidden surprises when heading on the tour, however after a mini film you watch, sharing all the Harry Potter knowledge, the tour begins in the famous Great Hall. Even though I've seen it before, there's nothing more mesmerising than the doors opening and walking into Hogwarts!
I find the whole idea of discovering behind the scene secrets and how production commences completely fascinating so if you're like me, then you'll adore the London studios. Every turn revealed various surprising elements about the Harry Potter tales from the plot, makeup, special effects, film production, architecture and design to secret tips they performed, bringing the magic to life on screen.
After the Great Hall, you'll discover many of the scenery, props and costumes used in film production. I loved walking around this area, getting an insight into every little detail that created the wonders of the Harry Potter film collection.
The most exciting area for me was seeing the Hogwarts Express, entering the famous platform 9 and 3 quarters. The striking train was brilliant, bringing all the features in the film to life. There's even a green screen exhibit to act out like you're on the train, a definite must see when visiting!
I love how you can re-enact walking into the wall with your trolley and had to take the typical candid shot!
Another highlight was Privet Drive and entering the house, something new available to view since my last visit. The three of us, Chloe me and Danielle captured a photo in front of our new home! Even though it's surreal seeing the costumes and smaller props, there's nothing more amazing than viewing buildings or bigger areas of set used in the making of the films.
Inside Privet Drive
Classic motorcycle and side car
Once seeing many of the sets and scenery, my favourite part was walking through Diagon Alley, witnessing even more of the streets brought to life. I love the attention to detail on every single building, it makes everything that extra more special.
The most iconic and memorable part that will forever give me goosebumps is seeing the entire Hogwarts building in real life. The amount of pictures you'll see are never as special than witnessing it with your own eyes. Surrounded by magical music, the details and lights shining through the architecture have left me in awe; I'm thrilled to have visited Hogwarts again.
'Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home'
I hope you enjoyed this insight into London's Harry Potter Studios Tour. What's your favourite part?
Thank you for reading <3