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A day out in London: the Harry Potter Studios

A day out in London: the Harry Potter Studios

If you’re a Harry Potter fan like me, I bet you’ll like this post! Do you have some spare time? Then make sure you take a day out in London (well- Hertfordshire, technically) to go to the Harry Potter Studios.

I’ve been wanting to go to the Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden since pretty much before they were even open to the public, so when my friend Ana said she’d be on vacation from university in February we just decided to go for it and went to London.

When the day finally came we both regretted booking the 9 am tour, as we’d take more than an hour to get there from our hotel. So, it was around 7 am and we were both ready and on our way to Euston to catch the train to Watford Junction. We got there and there was a bus just like the Knight Bus from the movies that took us to the studios.

For those of you who don’t know, the Leavesden studios were the actual studios where they shot some scenes from the Harry Potter movies, like the Great Hall or Diagon Alley, among others. In 2012 it finally opened to the public and since then thousands of muggles have been going there to experience a bit of the Harry Potter magic!

Anyway, we got there and we stood in line for a few minutes – there were so many people! When we finally got to the Great Hall – the first set – all hell broke loose! People trying to see every detail, millions of photos being taken, everyone talking and fangirling.

Seeing it up close, it’s not as grand as it seems in the movies, but it’s still amazing and you still get super excited about it!

After that we got to see pretty much everything: Hagrid’s Hut, the Weasley’s home (my favourite!), the Ministry of Magic, Dumbledore’s office and a lot more. There’s almost everything there, from the big sets to the smallest of props and it was good to see some of my favourite objects from the books and from the movies so close.

Oh, and did I mention I got to ride on the car from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? And Sirius’ bike? Pretty sweet, right? Also, when we went there there was an exhibition with some of the animal actors from the movies so we got to see Scabbers (Ron’s rat, for those of you who don’t know) and I touched a snake for the first (and probably the last) time!

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This day out in London is an amazing thing to experience if you’re really into Harry Potter and I have to say it’s worth every penny.


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