Behind the scenes: Harry Potter Studio Tour P3

Hey you lovely bunch,

This is the final installment to my little Harry Potter series and this is just a general look at what happens behind the scenes of filming the movies. I know this isn't a normal type of post, but as not everyone can experience the tour, I thought it would be nice to share my experience of it. I visited in June but with so much going on, I hadn't got round to posting it!

Here are the previous posts:   


If this was real food it wouldn't have lasted this long, imagine eating all that chocolate!



I loved seeing all the wands and loved the way they had set this out. The amount of people who must have been working on the props would be phenomenal!


Andy & I in the Mirror of Erised, which is absolutely huge! Cheeky OOTD here too...

Dress - Primark
Cardi - Marks and Spencer's
Socks - Topshop
Sandals - ASOS


I love how simple some of the props are and how old looking the furniture was. Part of me really wants old furniture in my future home but i'm so indecisive I would probably buy everything from IKEA ahha!


Dumbledore's Office was just as magical as it is on the films. I wish there wasn't bars around everything, as it would have been amazing to actually walk around some of the sets, but as they are so valuable they probably wouldn't want little children putting their hands all over it!



It was very surreal to see how the whole Quidditch and broomstick scenes worked, I'm sure I'd be very uneasy sitting on that when it was moving around!


The door to the Chamber of Secrets was huge! It's so hard to put in words seeing things you've seen on films in real life but the amount of detail they had put into props etc was amazing.



The inner child of me loved Dolores Umbridge's office, SO MUCH PINK! I really wanted to nip over the barrier and find out what chairs they were because they're so pretty.


Didn't see my letter :(



The ButterBeer was overpriced, like I had expected (£7) but you got to keep the tiny plastic cup it came in, so I guess that is a good point! It tasted like cream soda, mixed with a bit of Iron Bru and caramel syrup with some sweet cream stuff on the top. Very hit and miss from a lot of people. I liked it (thankfully, from spending that much on a tiny drink) but my boyfriend Andy didn't so much.

For any beauty bloggers or lovers here, I'm wearing Barry M Gelly Nails in Blueberry on that picture!



Diagon Alley was amazing! I think it would have been 10x better if they had built the insides of the shops so you could go in, but they are only props so you can't expect too much I suppose!


My inner child also wanted to go inside here and explore, but again it was just the shop windows!


Hogwarts was absolutely amazing and I was actually in awe at how big it was. From seeing other people's posts on the tour it looks like the model was fairly small, but in person it was huge!


Okay I did want to buy my own wand but it was like £25 for a piece of wood that would end up on a shelf and I though it would be a waste! But here are all the wands from Olivander's with the names each hand painted onto the boxes apparently.


I hope you enjoyed my post! I know it has been over a month since I visited but I though this was long due the finally update and for anyone wanting to go it is definitely worth the visit! The only thing I would say would be to bring enough money if you want to buy gifts from the gift shop as it is pretty expensive (like £7 for a little packet of chocolate) but they are amazing. I've already had the Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans before as my friend brought some back from Florida for me so I didn't feel the need to get anything.


I wish there could be studio tours for other films like Clueless: Cher's Wardrobe as that would be good! I can't fathom how much detail went into every single prop, it's no wonder why so many people love the books and films!


If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!

Love,

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