I went away for the weekend at the end of January & we went to some lovely museums & galleries, had afternoon tea, saw a play, visited Oxford Street (mainly to have a good look round Selfridges), & finally went on the Harry Potter Studio tour at Leavesden. I make sure I take my camera when I go away but always, always end up just using my phone. Still, I do take a huge amount of pictures, which is the main thing. Actually getting around to posting said pictures is another matter. I still haven’t shared the photos from all the amazing places I went to on honeymoon last August… Hopefully I’ll finally get round to that soon, but for now, here is the amazingness that is the behind-the-scenes trip around the Warner Brother studios!
My favourite thing about the tour was getting to see all the intricate detail that goes into every part of the films. Things you would hardly even notice on screen, took days of work, hours of illustration & would be greatly missed if not included. Unsurprisingly, I loved looking at the graphics and illustrations most of all. All the copies of the Daily Prophet, the letters, the labels, the posters, were incredible & beautiful, & it was lovely to be able to see them up close.
It was 5 o’Clock by the time we reached the section of the tour that was outside, so we saw Privet Drive in the dark. I didn’t mind though, everything was well lit, & it felt just a little like the opening of the first film… ” I should have known that you would be here, Professor McGonagall.”
I realise basically every Potter fan will have already visited by now (why did it take me so long to go?!) but if for some reason you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend it. You need to book in advance, which can be done online here!
I’m going to try my best to post more on my mini-break in the next couple of weeks as I did some lovely things, including a visit to Hampton Court & watching the world’s longest running play, The Mousetrap.
Hope you all had a great start to the year too!