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A lot of you seem to be Harry Potter fans and have been asking about a post about the Making of Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour, so here it is :) Tom & I never planned to go on this tour but we had a free afternoon on the weekend and decided to take a joy trip out of London city to check it out. It looked quite far out on the map, however that’s nothing when you take into account how fast the tube is and how flawless the oyster (London’s Myki) card system is. The entire experience was like as if you had stepped into the Harry Potter world. It was so incredible to walk down Diagon Alley – Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, Ollivanders and Gringotts Wizarding bank dotted the street and it was as if you were actually a part of the wizardry world. You also get the chance to step into Dumbeldore’s office, Professor Umbridges chillingly pink Ministry of Magic office, see the Potions room in action and so much more that you probably end up staying for a few hours like us! When you look at these sets, you can really see just how much time, effort and manpower went into translating a written description in a book into a real life art form covering every single detail from what colour the tiles are, how high the ceilings are, the little knicks and knacks on the shelves.. the set designers definitely had the most amazingly creative and imaginative brains. My favourite part of the self-guided walking tour was the last area where we saw the model of Hogwarts used in all the landscape panning shots. Everyone who walked into this room basically let out a huge gasp and then proceeded to stare at it for a good ten minutes. Whilst it was not exactly small model – it was much taller than you and I, it was so amazing to see such a large castle be scaled down to such a size with all the details so intricately etched into every surface of the model. When we stood there, it was as if we literally expected miniature owls to fly out from the top floors, someone to switch off a light or a dementor to suddenly fly across the skies. For those HP fans out there, the studio tour is definitely worth a visit :-)

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    Carina | littlelemon
    August 7, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Ooh I feel so jealous every time i see a blog post on the harry potter studios! I’m dying to go at some point! I love the look of those goblin prosthetics especially

    http://www.thelittleantlers.net
    http://www.littlelemondesigns.co.uk

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      oh you will love it there! definitely schedule a trip to see it :-)

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    Gen
    August 7, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Wow that looks so so amazing! + you look beautiful!

    Gen | raspberry-notes.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      defs worth a trip!

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    Marcelle Dule
    August 7, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Looks so magical *_* We would love to visit there sometime!

    x Court
    http://www.madeinmarcelle.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      literally magical!

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    jennifer schmittlin
    August 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    You look so cute :) and this place looks magical. I’ve never read Harry Potter, I really should get to it someday.

    http://angeliquejennifer.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      definitely a series you cannot miss. i think this was the most successful movie series of all time as well!

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    Dinah
    August 7, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Wow, this looks incredible. I’d love to visit someday.

    http://asleepykat.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      :-)

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    Indah
    August 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Oh myyy!! Somehow, I miss Harry Potter movies. Thanks a lot for sharing!! :DDD

    xoxo, Indah

    http://dreamybubblebee.blogspot.com/

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      time for a marathon rerun!

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    Hannah Gottlieb-Graham
    August 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Oh my goodness this trip looks like such a blast. I definitely want to visit now!!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      and i hope you do!

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    Meg Casson
    August 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    i am so insanely jealous, i love harry potter and this is definitely on my bucket list.

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      i hope you visit it meg, you’d love it X

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    Chloe Davis
    August 7, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Ahh so jealous. Some of my friends went to this as well.

    Wardrobe Quarry

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      where HP fans unite !

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    Julie
    August 7, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Oh my.

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      Gosh? :-)

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    Lydia Teo
    August 7, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Oh my god….I want to visit this the Harry Potter studios so badly! Just to pretend I’m living in the Harry Potter world for a good few hours. Its so amazing to see what you read on pages come to life!

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      I took some videos I was meaning to post but didn’t get around. Maybe someday you can see it come to life!

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    Kelsey Wilburn
    August 8, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    oh my goodness, how fun!

    kw Ladies in Navy

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      :-)

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    Andrea Ryan
    August 8, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    This looks amazing! You are so lucky.

    http://thefancyfashioncastle.blogspot.com/

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      I feel very lucky to have been able to visit such a far away continent as well :’-). I doubt I will be back soon – have to save my pennies up.

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    Jiru
    August 8, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    Aah, I want to go! <3

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      you should :-)

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    kitsunekun
    August 8, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    oh my WORD I want to visit so bad!! looks amazingly magical! I love harry potter so hard:)

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      You definitely need to visit this place then X

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    Peach
    August 8, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    love this post, and your blog itself!!<3 xx Peach

    http://momomoworld.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      thank you!

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    Loga Eline
    August 9, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    Gooosh I was hesitating on going to London to visit the Harry Potter studios (I’m from Paris, lucky me =D) and thanks to you I know that I HAVE to do it ! Thank you so much !
    Btw, your blog is amazing ! I’ve been following you for so long and you always make me smile ! Keep going you’re great ^^

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    Anaivilo Borsa
    August 9, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    This is absolutely amazing! I muuust go see it, I am psyched about Harry Potter and everything related to it, it;s been such a huge part of my life! Great pictures ;)

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    ollyvia
    August 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    awesome place

    http://ollyvialaura.blogspot.com/2013/08/more-than-life.html

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