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"Why can't we just apparate to the studio tour?"

"Why can't we just apparate to the studio tour?"

I should probably go ahead and disclaim that if you have zero interest in Harry Potter, you will have zero interest in this post. 

When I last left you, I was catching the Hogwarts Express at Kings Cross Station. 

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We had booked reservations ahead of time to visit the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in Leavesden. There are two huge stages in the complex. The private back lot is one of the largest functioning film studios in Europe. We were only allowed entrance to the separate space dedicated entirely to Harry Potter. 

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Already geeking out! 

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We were led through these heavy doors into the Great Hall.

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The professors greeted us at the front. 

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All of these costumes on display were actually worn by the actors during production.

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  Mirror of Erised

Mirror of Erised

   Gryffindor Common Room

Gryffindor Common Room

  Cloak of Invisibility

Cloak of Invisibility

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The green screened frames are used for the moving portraits in the films.

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  The Weasley's kitchen

The Weasley's kitchen

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The publications section of the studio tour was my favorite! 

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We made our way outside to see some of the exterior locations. 

  Number 4 Privet Drive

Number 4 Privet Drive

These guys were actually rigged to travel around the board.

  Wizard's Chess

Wizard's Chess

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  James and Lily Potter's home

James and Lily Potter's home

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I'm a really great driver, I promise! 

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I got to try my very first Butterbeer!

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I might've liked it a little too much...

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Back inside to the props department!

  Hi Dobby!

Hi Dobby!

This guy was my favorite

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  Creepy Aragog

Creepy Aragog

We passed through Diagon Alley to browse for some wizarding supplies. 

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Around the corner we were treated to this astonishing sight...

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This is the Hogwarts model that was used during the production of the series. The touch screens let us see how the cinematographers pieced the shots together to make it look realistic. 

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We finally ended our adventure at the gift shop to bring back some goodies. 

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Harry Potter had always been a huge part of my childhood, so it was exciting to relive all of those memories.

Tomorrow will be the last blog post from London! It's hard to believe that these incredible six weeks have come to an end. I can't wait to share with you our last special morning that we spent together. 


"I'm the worst at goodbyes."

"I'm the worst at goodbyes."

"Eh, the cars will stop."

"Eh, the cars will stop."

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