Hi all! So, today was the big day! I went to the Warner Brothers set of Harry Potter! I was alone (sad face), and felt ridiculous as a huge smile spread across my face as I stepped out of the bus and saw the building.
I had to take the metro and the overground train and a bus to get there, but I made it!
But enough about me, take a look at some of the photos I took today!
(the lighting was horrible sometimes so the pictures may not be amazing)
Where it all began! Harry’s cupboard room under the stairs! It’s the actual set! Harry Potter slept in that bed! Ok, so it was Daniel Radcliffe and he didn’t actually sleep but the point is that these are actual sets from the movie! Oh my GOODNESS!
Next they took us into a theatre room where they showed a short film-clip with Ron, Harry and Hermione. Then, as they left the screen through a massive door, the screen lifted and that exact door was there! We all got up and walked to the entrance area, and behind the doors was…
It tasted like warm butterscotch. I’m pretty sure it’s actual butter foamed on top, but I had to try it. Personally I think they could have come up with something a bit more creative…sorry Warner brothers! Oh, I did get to keep the souvenir cup!
Then we walked through a gallery of paintings/drawings by people who came up with the visual world of Harry Potter. Just by reading J.K. Rowling’s words they imagined the entire world of Harry Potter: character features, costumes, buildings, trains, cars, fight scenes–everything!
Now we’ve come to my favourite part of the entire tour! The Hogwarts Castle. It is not only a model, but the model that was used in filming! Honestly, how do I get into film making, because it is amazing what they do! Eight weeks to build this massive model!
£9 for a small bag of jelly bellies! Ludicrous!
Anyways, that was my tour through Harry Potter! My recommendation: get the audio guide! I didn’t, but I saw people walking with it (aka bumping into me constantly and standing in the way) and there seemed to be a lot more on there than what they offer just walking around.
Ps got a group pic of the MacBackpackers Scotland Tour! Check it out!