Sunday, 24 February 2013

Harry Potter studio tour

Yesterday Matt, my brother, his girlfriend and I headed down south to visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour for a day of geeking out on all things Harry Potter. Most people know of my love of Harry Potter but what most people don't know is just how much I love all things Potter. When the last book came out I queued on Princes Street in Edinburgh all night to get my hands on it. I've met some amazing friends through my love of Harry Potter, friends who I know would have loved to have been there yesterday and who I'd love to go back and visit the studios with some day.

This blog post is going to be very photo heavy, I took a lot of photos. Half way around my camera battery ran out so quite a few were taken on my phone, not great for quality but thankfully the iPhone camera isn't horrendous. 

Here we go!



A lot of people go through the tour at one time but the studio is so large that you have plenty of room to look around. At the start of the tour before we went through the doors was so exciting!





I was never that fussed on Hermione's dress that she wore to the Yule Ball (wrong colour!) but up close it's beautiful. There was a copy of it for sale in the gift shop for nearly £500.


 


The Gryffindor common room always sounded and looked so comfortable and even on set it was.





Stepping foot into Dumbledore's office was amazing. The detail of the set is wonderful, everything was there.











This photo gives a pretty good idea of just how big the studio is.












There was some amazing art work on the walls, there were a couple of pieces that I would love to have on my walls at home.


I literally gasped when I walked around the corner and saw this model, I even had tears in my eyes at one point. Amazing.


If you ever get the chance to go to the studios - do it! Matt's not the biggest Harry Potter fan but even he enjoyed it. I really would like to go back again and try and spot the things I missed out on this time.

For now, I'm going to settle down for the evening and watch Order of the Phoenix...
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  1. Love your photos, would love to go there one day... xx

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  2. Thanks :) You should go if/when you get a chance. x

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  3. Very interesting post. I love ready about this type of thing. :)

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    1. :) Great blog! I like a good what's in my bag post.

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  4. This is so cool, I'd love to go

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  5. I had tears in my eyes when I saw the castle too! such a lovely day out x

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    1. It's bizarre isn't it? It's a model of a fake castle and yet there I am crying at it. I really want to go back! The staff association in work are organising a coach to go there later this year, seriously tempted!

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