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.