29/05/2015

♥ The Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studios ♥


As a huge Harry Potter fan, I couldn't live in England without paying a visit to the Warner Bros Studios. It has been a dream of mine since the studios opened to the public, and I'm so happy I got to realise it! Now if you're not a Harry Potter freak like I am (and luckily, many other people are!), you won't understand how big of a deal this is. But if you like the Harry Potter books and films, you'll know what I felt when I saw all the sets and props used for the eight films of the saga!
I thought I'd tell you a few things about the Studios if you ever want to plan a visit, and show you some of the photos I took that day. 

~ First, you can easily go to the Studios by taking a train at Euston Station, in London, to Watford Junction (£7 if you've got the Young Persons Railcard), then there you'll have to take a special bus to the Studios (£2 for a return ticket). This is definitely less expensive than going directly from London with the Studio tours, but it takes longer - be sure to plan in advance, just in case!
~ The Studios will recommend you to arrive 45min before your booked time, and this is not an obligation (if you arrive earlier you'll just have to wait there), but it's still better because it will allow you time to get there, and time to get pictures in front of the buildings and, if you want to, already have a look inside the wonderful shop.
~ You are allowed to take photos from the moment you enter the first set, but as the lighting is not always the best (there are a lot of dark areas) if you want to get good pictures be sure to have a good quality camera - otherwise you might end up with very dark photos.
~ The Studios say that a complete tour will take you up to three hours, but I'd recommend to go quite early in the morning/beginning of the afternoon if you really want to enjoy the experience and stay as long as you wish. We entered the Studios at 11.30am, and only finished our visit (shop included) a little before 5pm. You'll have all the time in the world to visit, but truly three hours aren't enough so my advice is: don't rush!
~ If you want to buy souvenirs in the shop, don't forget to take quite a good amount of money with you! The prices are high, and if like me you want to get Bertie Bott's Every Flavoured Beans or a Chocolate Frog (the iconic sweets of the Harry Potter world), they're around £7-8 each. The shop has an incredible range of items and you'll want to buy everything, but be warned, it'll make a hole in your wallet!
~ I'd heard multiple times that Butterbeer was disgusting, but I just had to try it anyways. And I didn't find it as awful as what people say! It's super sweet so I doubt many people finish it, but it's funny to try and the cream on top has a very funny texture. If you're not sure you'll like it just buy one drink for you and your friends/family - that's what I did, because none of us would have drank the entire thing on our own!


So these are my top tips if you're planning a visit to the Harry Potter Studios - I hope it'll help some of you! I'm already thinking about going back, probably during Christmas time at some point - Harry Potter truly is like a drug!


Tell me if you're a Potterhead as well, and I'd love to know your thoughts if you've ever been to the Warner Bros Studios!
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18 comments:

  1. I've never been but it looks so good! Fab pictures too Julia! Lovely post x

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    1. Thanks Georgia, I'm glad you liked it! :D xx

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    1. Both are incredible I think, JKR created a unique and wonderful world :) xx

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  3. Such a fun trip! Also, I'm new to your blog and may I just say that your hair is awesome! :D

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    1. Thanks so much Maireem, what a lovely comment! :D xx

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  4. I went to their this time last year and loved it ! I cant wait to go again some day :) Im glad you had a nice time <3 I'm like you I didn't mind the butterbeer and i actually loved the white bit on top !

    Love Marianne xxx

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    1. Thanks Marianne! If you went there then you know how it feels to step into this incredible place :P the cream on top of the Butterbeer is quite fun! xx

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  5. Wow! Most of my friends have already been here and I'm quite jealous because I want to go also :(
    Great post! <3

    Have a great day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sure you'll be able to go one day, and trust me you'll love it! Thanks for passing by Shaira xx

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  6. I'm honestly not a huge fan of harry potter (not that I hate it!) though would love to visit there someday, looks so amazing. (: http://www.coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm sure a lot of people who are not extreme Harry Potter fans go to the Studios every day, it's just fascinating to see how the films are made no matter how much you love it! xx

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  7. very cool :)

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  8. I really need to start watching the whole Harry Potter series, those pictures look so magical but I've never actually seen more than the 1st two films haha xx

    Floralchaos

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    1. Ooh you really should watch them all then! Once you're into the story, I'm sure you'll love it! xx

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  9. Your photos are amazing! Love your post, so pleased you had a great time. I found it so exciting to walk down the actual Diagon Alley, the same cobbles as Rupert, Daniel and Emma walked down! I'm such a fangirl :)

    Ellie xx

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    1. Thanks Ellie! It's true what you say about Diagon Alley, we literally walked on the Trio's path! Being a fangirl is cool though, we're not the only ones :D xx

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