A little bit of winter magic

Earlier this month we headed up to outer London in search of some winter magic. I have wanted to visit the Warner Brothers Studio Tour for ages and ages. Having set my heart on visit which it’s decked out for Christmas I finally remembered to book tickets back in August.

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I had read of some reviews that it can be busier in the afternoon, so booked a morning tour. The wait was still fairly long, around 40 minutes. Deceptively, it was split into waiting outside, waiting inside and then waiting in some sort of strange viewing/holding room.

The great hall set up was amazing, with the tables laden with food and the Christmas trees decorated for each school house.

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The great hall was all decked out for Christmas, with little witch toppers to the trees which flew around the tree tops.
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No explanation needed right?!

 

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Gryffindor common room
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Pretty amazing to think they actually made a real moving swivelling staircase for the films.
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Potions.
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The Burrow set. You could make the washing up move!

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I posted the photo above on my Instagram account and got mixed reactions because ‘we didn’t enjoy butter beer’. I wanted to like it. I tried, ok? It wasn’t for me. It doesn’t mean you won’t like it.

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The masks were amazing! It was incredible to see items like these up close.
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Oh Dobby!

 

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There is a corridor full of work from conceptual artists. I thoroughly recommend pausing here to take a good look.
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EEeee!

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I loved it all. Can you tell? I am a pretty big HP fan, I can’t help it, I grew up with it, read and re read all the books, loved the films. Not necessarily cool for a 29 year old but you gotta do you.

Not long until Christmas now! Are you ready? 

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2 thoughts on “A little bit of winter magic

  1. Honestly Aine January 6, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    I absolutely loved Harry Potter World and I’m keen to go back – I went before the train was there and the house hadn’t been opened up. Definitely an excuse to go back! Shame about the butter beer, but there’s lots of other things to like instead!

    Honestly Aine

    • lauratells January 12, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      O my goodness you should definitely go back! I did love it!

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