On the 27th of January Matt and I went up to London to visit the Harry Potter Studio's as a belated birthday present because I am quite frankly OBSESSED with Harry Potter. We went at about 6:30 in the evening so even though it was still busy, it wasn't horribly busy or full of screaming children, which made it far more enjoyable.
The tour lasts about 3 and a half hours if you stop and look at everything, but you can stay there as long as you like really, it took us about 4 hours to go round and see everything and I'm sure there are bits I missed, which of course means a trip back at some point. Although it was almost February, it was still all decked out for Christmas and it looked just amazing. First stop on the tour is the Great Hall which is the only part of the tour where you have a guide. After that you can wander at your own pace and see what ever you want.
Seeing the Common Room's and Class Rooms were so nostalgic and I could barely stop myself from climbing over the barriers. Matt wasn't a fan of the Forbidden Forest as he isn't particularly keen on spiders, especially after I found a button which released them all from the ceiling and sent them flying down on us. I was not popular haha. He perked up when we got the Station, as he adores old steam engines and says that it was definitely his favourite part. Unfortunatley we didn't realise that all the merchandise in the Station Shop was only available there, so when we got to the main gift shop we couldn't find anything with the Hogwarts Express, which was very disappointing but now we know for next time. (Because there will be a next time), we even got to try Butterbeer, which I'm sad to say I really didn't like and Matt had to finish for me. Maybe I'll try and make my own version one day.
My favourite part of the whole tour was Diagon Alley. I used to have Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on the ps2 and my absolute favourite part of the game was wandering through Diagon Alley and looking at all the shops. Seeing them in real life was like a dream come true and I wish I was back there right now!
At the end of thr tour was the model of Hogwarts and omg ... it was huge. I had no idea it was SO big. It was just breathtaking and to be honest, has made me even more devastated that Hogwarts isn't real and that I will never be able to go there.
Overall I took about 200 photo's which I think may be a little too many to try and fit on this post so here's some of my favourite's that I hope you like. Definitely take a visit of you are a fan, it's well worth the money!