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Harry Potter Studio Tour

On Monday Tom and I went to Leavesden to the Harry Potter Studio Tour.  It was a birthday present for him that I'd bought in June but Monday was the first date we could both go when it wasn't fully booked.  I should probably start this post by saying that I'm not going to post hundreds of photos of the tour as the magic of it really is in the unexpected - when you turn a corner and there's something you just never imagined you'd see - and I don't want to spoil that for anyone who might be planning a visit.  But I am going to post a couple of photos of us at the tour and tell you where we were when they were taken, so for anyone who doesn't want to see a snippet of what we saw, you may want to look away now.

I don't normally wear glasses but I wore some clear lenses as I wanted to revel in the geekery of the day! I have been trying to think of a way to make my beloved Boohoo disco pants a bit more 'daywear' so I can bring them out of my wardrobe on more than just special occasions and I decided to wear them with my checked Jack Wills shirt and studded Daisy Street slippers.

outfit post harry potter geek glasses
// shirt: jack wills | t-shirt: topshop
leggings: boohoo.com | shoes: daisy street
name necklace: lola pop | pencil necklace: me and zena
It was a completely magical day and beyond anything that I expected.  I am not as big a fan of Harry Potter as Tom is (I've read the books and love the films but he really loves them!) but I was still completely wowed by everything I saw.  It really makes you really the sheer scale and extent of the work that went into the films and I'll definitely be seeing them in a different light the next time I watch one.  Some of the props and figures took up to a year to make... and then weren't even used!

4 privett drive harry potter's house
// can Harry come out to play?

quidditch shop harry potter
// at the Quidditch shop
I know it must seem like I just walked around taking photos of myself but I promise I didn't! I'd just rather show you my stupid face than ruin the tour for you!

Hope everyone is having a lovely week so far.  I celebrated my birthday on Tuesday with a long walk in the forest with my parents, Tom and Bodhi, and had an amazing lunch in a country pub.  I got some absolutely wonderful, thoughtful gifts and gorgeous cards (I will blog about them in the near future!) and felt very blessed and lucky.  It was a perfect day.  Last night my lovely friend Kate (hi Kate if you're reading this!) came to visit and we drank champagne, ate cake and chatted into the night.  Tonight is very much a chill night and I have spent it so far flicking through cookbooks, excitedly rifling through my latest Abel and Cole box and reading Grazia in the bath.  Bliss.


28 comments

  1. HARRY POTTER!! pretty jealous, I would be taking a photo of my face next to everything. Gemma and a broom, Gemma and a horcrux... such a big HP fan. Glad to see you had a nice birthday xx

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  2. I am so jealous!! :) I would so take pictures of me next to everything. I will be the next Hermione! ;) hmmm. Maybe not. xx

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  3. I really want to visit but it's such a long way for us to travel, and we heard a bad review from a friend of a friend.

    Ooh this blog post really makes me want to visit! :)

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  4. I am so jealous!!!! I know what I'm doing for my birthday now!! xx

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  5. I defo have to go!! I'm going down to London next month so i'm hoping I can squeeze in a visit! :)
    x x x

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  6. Oohh it looks great, I'm desperate to go on the tour!

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  7. Eeeeeek I so want to go here!

    Loving your outfit :) x

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  8. Aw you look super cute :) I am so desperate to go to the Studio Tour, I keep seeing bloggers going and it's making me so jealous! xoxo

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  9. So glad you had a good birthday :) I'm going on the HP tour in September, it was actually a Christmas present (!!) from the boyfriend, but we never seemed to find a decent time to go due to work (mine) and exams (his) and not wanting to go on a weekend when it was too busy - but it's certainly ON for Sept! x

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  10. Glad you had a great day :) sounds amazing :)
    I love the JW shirt :)

    Zoe xxx
    Zoe Lianne

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  11. Ahh it sounds like you had the most amazing time, I really want to go! You look gorgeous! xo

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  12. Oh my goodness this looks brilliant, I'm so jealous, I'm a serious HP fan so it looks like you had a brilliant time! I love your pictures!

    dp
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    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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  13. So jealous that you have managed to go on the tour - i really want to go, its at the top of my wishlist. Love your outfit, the disco pants look really nice paired with the checked shirt and the glasses!
    Lianne x
    Rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm a MASSIVE Harry Potter fan and I think you were so lucky to have went. Oh, to be near Leavesden in the near future...

    Morag x
    moadore.blogspot.com

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  15. Yay I go next Wednesday and I'm even more excited now! Gonna drown myself in butterbeer!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  16. you're definitely looking a babe in your shiny leggings and checked shirt attire. you fittie! i've never seen harry potter or been interested, but actually, every time I see photos of this, i want to go! plus it's only 20 minutes away from where I used to live! xx

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  17. i always press publish before i've finished (even though i add kisses!) i hope you had a lovely birthday beautiful one xx

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  18. Oh I want to go so very much! Lovely photos :) Thanks for sharing them with us!
    I hope you had a wonderful Birthday xxx

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  19. omg! I want to goooo :O such a lovely place!

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  20. Harry Potter is the best thing that ever happened to my life, I adore that franchise! I'm so glad for you, that place is amazing! *.*
    I'm following you now. :D If you want, you can find me on. http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com
    Lots of love! <3

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  21. I definitely want to do the HP studio tours. Looks so cool! Great post.
    x
    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. lovely photos. i think frames are cute once in awhile. :) cute blog girl

    www.sultanassanctuary.blogspot.com

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  23. Ah this looks so fab! And your disco pants look amazing, I have been looking for a good dupe of the AA one's for ages and didn't know which one's looked best but these look great!

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  24. ooh great photos, i went a couple of months back and thought it was amazing! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. OMG!!! :D

    Love your disco pants almost as much as the photos from HP-land!

    Becky | life.style.flash. x

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  26. I'd love to go on this tour, glad you had a good time :) great photos.

    Jo. x

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  27. I also want to go there, But its very long distance for me. so, it is not possible for me to go here. But, this is a very informative blog.

    #http://nooritravel.co.uk

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