Today we visited the Warner Bros. Studio London; The making of Harry Potter. We expected to spend a few hours here, but ended up here for almost 7. The amount of props, sets and information was awesome. We also all got to enjoy a Butter Beer with our lunch.
We visited many sets such as The Great Hall, and The Gryffindor common room and boys dorm, the moving staircases, Hagrid’s Hut, Harry’s cupboard under the stairs and many more. We were also lucky enough to see the new (added 3 months ago) reproduced Gringotts which is using all of the original desks and other props.
We also saw many amazing screen used props such as countless outfits, the Anglia and Hagrid’s bike’s. There was a lot of info on Goblin masks, including videos and information on the making of these masks, and the application to the cast. There were brooms, Quidditch sets, cauldrons and wands. The list goes on and on. It was just incredible.
After leaving the Harry Potter studios, we returned via train to London where then went for dinner at Prezzo in Euston, where the kids got Grandma flossing!
The rail network here is impressive. From the extensive underground network, to the 150+ KPH over ground services, and the National Rail tilt train network. The only quirk we have noticed is how narrow the underground carriages are. There are seats down each side of the carriage facing each other, and then there is only room for one line of people to stand in the middle. This is due to the fact that the tunnels were built small. The underground network was started in 1863!