I’ve decided to do Throwback Thursday to my favourite spots throughout my travels! First up is the Harry Potter Studio Tour, in Leavesden. I visited in March of 2013; I was living in Dublin, and I met up in London with one of my best friends living in Berlin to go to the tour. For two Harry Potter dorks, it was pretty much a dream come true! There were so many nostalgia moments that it took us several hours to wander through.
You begin in the Great Hall, and along the sides are some of the ghosts from the series. Obviously as a Ravenclaw, I had to spot the Grey Lady! I particularly loved seeing the ghost costuming- because they are so faint in the movie, it was lovely to see all of the details!
How is Ravenclaw in last place?? According to our tour guide, the set decorators cleared out the entire area of crafting beads to fill the house point counters!
The famous, stunning clock!!
The Chamber of Secrets is my least favourite book and movie (I hate spiders, okay?), but it was still very cool to see the door to the Chamber! The detail on the snakes is amazing.
Dolores Umbridge- A truly awful witch who is personified in this sickly sweet, pink office. I totally understand that in the series it was made by magic, but on set, someone most likely had pepto-bismol hands for months after painting this….
This is one bus stop I would love to wait at!
These chess pieces were terrifying- to see these huge and imposing statues made of stone, it really made the trio’s bravery in the first film even more apparent.
I walked around the corner, and this mermaid head gave me a near-heart attack….
Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes was the perfect way to end the tour! I was a little sad that we weren’t actually able to go into any of the shops in Diagon Alley, but there was so much movement in the windows (and coming out) that it looked very exciting.
Have you been to the Harry Potter Studio Tour? If you have, what was your favourite part?