I am a daughter of the 90's and a child of books. I spent much of my formative years with a voracious appetite for the written word, nose buried in a book and a head full of universes that I yearned to be a part of. Like many kids my age one such universe that was all consuming was the wizarding world of Harry Potter - I daydreamed about the arrival of my Hogwarts acceptance letter and felt genuine sadness when it hit me that it may never arrive. I am still partially convinced my owl ended up getting lost or shot by some over enthusiastic farmer.
Every Christmas I still retreat back into this world with a block of chocolate, a handful of sherbert lemons and a cup of tea. I derive such comfort from it all so it was no one's surprise when I took myself off to the Warner Bros Studio Tour in London on my recent trip to the UK. As a Harry Potter fan there are few things on Earth more amazing and immersive than a day spent exploring the filming site for all 8 movies in the Harry Potter franchise.
There are sets and props, costumes, broomstick rides, a chance to sample a glass or five of butterbeer and an insane gift shop which will empty out your bank account faster than you can say "take my monies!!". Read on for tips and important information to know about the tour and a shit ton of photos - spoilers abound! Read More