Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Making of Harry Potter - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Blogging has taken a bit of a back seat recently, purely because I have not done anything particularly interesting (except drinking) and work has taken over my life. However, on Saturday I surprised my boyfriend and took him to the Warner Brothers Studio in London for a behind the scenes tour of "The Making of Harry Potter".

I planned this trip around 5 weeks ago whilst my boyfriend Luke was travelling. He absolutely loves Harry Potter so this was a great surprise for when he got back. I booked the 5pm tour which cost £33 each for an Adult ticket and being the organised individual that I am, I also purchased two day return train tickets to Watford Junction for around £6 each. Bargain.

The Making of Harry Potter - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Admittedly, we went out the night before so we weren't feeling that fresh but we were both extremely excited for what was ahead of us. Whilst we were in the queue, the first set that we saw was Harry's bedroom from The Philosophers Stone, the cupboard under the stairs. We only got a quick glance of this before everyone on our tour got directed into a big room, where the tour guide talked us through the success of the 8 films and the impact Harry Potter has had on the world.

The Making of Harry Potter - Cupboard Under The Stairs

It was explained that every item of clothing, prop and film set within the tour were 100% genuine and used throughout the 8 films, so when I saw the doors to the Great Hall, I kind of got rather excited. When the doors opened, the Great Hall was revealed. It was a bit smaller than I expected but nonetheless, breathless. Here we saw a number of costumes from some of the main characters, the house points hourglasses, Dumbledore's podium and more. We also found out that the tiles in the Great Hall are made of real slate due to the amount of use they would have - cheeky HP fact there.