London Adventure – part one

Okay I should probably call that Harry Potter Adventures – part one, because lets face it the main reason my sister and I went to London was to visit the Harry Potter Studios. I’ve wanted to go there since they opened in 2012 and was so excited that we finally managed to go. In October my sister found out that we could use our Emirates miles for flights with EasyJet, so there was really no question where we would be going considering we didn’t have to pay for flights.

We went to London for three days and our first day was of course the trip to the Harry Potter Studios. (Just a warning know, if you do not care for Harry Potter you probably don’t want to read on, as there really isn’t gonna be a lot else in this post).

Now of course we went to the Studios on our first full day and though it took a bit of time and lots of googling/asking for the right trains to get there – it was soooo amazing. Just getting picked up from the train station with the shuttle was great as the bus is decorated with lots of Harry Potter stuff and since we were super on time the wait to get in wasn’t too long either. Now my sister and I of course both wore our HP t-shirts and thought we were well prepared but there were actually lots of people that were wearing cloaks from ‘their’ houses and had their wands and everything.

Once you are past the great hall (AMAZING already and made it already worth going) you get to go through the rest of it on your own. There is so much to see and hear and read that at some point my brain felt a bit overloaded because I didn’t know where to look next. But it’s so well done, there are so many props and sets from the movies and they really explain how they have done/built or animated a lot of scenes. There was the Gryffindor dormitory and common room, Dumbledors office, the Potions room, parts of the Ministry, Diagon Alley, Sirius/Hagrids Motocycle, part of the Hogwarts Bridge and so much more. And don’t even ask me how amazing that Hogwarts model is that they have build. Honestly I think this is like paradise for every Harry Potter fan. Plus in the cafe you can try Butterbeer as well. Of course we did that and while it was okay, as a drink it was a bit too sweet for me. I can totally imagine it as a great Ice cream flavour though. Oh and just because this fact somehow stayed in my mind as one of the most interesting ones, they had to train the owls 6 months on how to deliver a letter! So all those owls weren’t all computer animated but a lot of them were real (and not just Hedwig but the others too). It just seems crazy that someone actually spend 6 months training owls to deliver a letter!!! But of course made the movies even more special like so many other things they did. Such as building three Buckbeaks and inserting every feather one by one so that they were place correctly to look real!!! So cool!!!

Anyway I won’t write too much more but just leave you with a few fotos (although it’ll be hard to decide which of the hundreds to select for you…) 🙂

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