London – part two

On to Day Nr.2 in London. This day included quite a lot of Magic as well but it was not as Harry Potter focused as Day Nr.1. This day we started by taking the Underground to Leicester Square and then walked to Covent Garden. Covent Garden is such a nice area and it was fun to walk around the markets. There was a reason though why we went there, my sister remembered that there is a Disney store in that area. She had been there about 10 years ago and really wanted to go again. And who am I to say no to a Disney store. After wandering around completely unoriented we finally looked at a map just to discover that the store was literally just 300m from where we were standing. Oh well…. The store was cute but a little small (I expected something like the Disney store in New York so it was a bit disappointing) and really mostly had stuff for children.

After that we walked back to Leicester Square and thought we might have enough time to walk to Piccadily Circus. Next we stumbled across M&M world and that pretty much destroyed our previous plan. I love M&Ms, they’re super yummy, plus they have these awesome photobooth thingys and I love to take pictures in those.

Around Midday we had tickets for a Harry Potter Walking Tour where we went through a lot of London to visit different Locations where they filmed the movies or that were inspirations for J.K. Rowling. We started walking down Charing Cross Road, visited the alley that was the inspiration for Diagon Alley, saw where the outside of the Ministry of Magic was filmed, walked along Millenium Bridge as well as two different locations of the Leaky Cauldron and ended of course at Kings Cross Station. It was very interesting but if we hadn’t gotten the tickets at a discount I don’t think it would have been worth it. You can actually buy maps with a location guide and walk everywhere much cheaper. Of course you don’t get all the extra information but I think it would still be alright.

The rest of the day was spend at Madame Tussauds which also brought us into the area of Baker Street where Sherlock Holmes lives in the books. That Underground station actually had great Sherlock inspired decorations. After Madame Tussauds (where it was just way to full since it was the weekend), it was back to Victoria Station for us since we had tickets for the musical Wicked. It was so great. I’m a big musical fan and Wicked is one of my favourites. I’ve now seen in it three different countries and though it is always a bit different, it’s always fantastic.

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