Travel Diary

Harry Potter Studio Tour

23rd December 2016

It’s Christmas Eve-Eve! For my last post before Christmas I thought I would post about doing the Harry Potter Studio Tour around this time last year. I didn’t get a chance to write about it back then, but had to now as between September and November I re-read all the Harry Potter books and am seriously considering starting at the beginning again. Normally at this time of year I enjoy watching the films, something which always makes me feel festive, so I’ll probably put them on this evening when I’m finishing my wrapping. I recently saw and loved Magical Beasts And Where To Find Them and am looking forward to reading the book. I read The Cursed Child script on the way back from Svalbard and loved it, so would really like to see the play at some point.

When we visited the Harry Potter studio tour it had been transformed for Winter and Hogwarts was covered in snow. We wandered around the tour at our own pace and I took 398420394823 photos, but have picked some of my favourite moments to share.


The potions class and Diagon Alley were by far my favourite parts of the tour. We tried butterbeer and whilst I have to admit it wasn’t my favourite thing in the whole world, Aaron was completely repulsed by it which I found amusing.


After visiting I had a go at making my own butterbeer cupcakes which were still bitter but a lot nicer in my opinion, although they were horrifically sugary. I can’t remember the recipe but will have to attempt them again for our annual Harry Potter marathon.

I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas <3

  • Heather Nixon
    23rd December 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I went on the tour in August and loved it x

    • Amy
      29th December 2016 at 10:48 am

      Ah it’s so much fun! x

  • meg
    24th December 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I really need to go. I keep saying I will, and yet never actually plan it!

    Meg | Elmpetra

    • Amy
      29th December 2016 at 10:48 am

      It’s well worth a visit if you’re ever stuck for something to do x

  • Rhiannon
    27th December 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I went a year or two back (can’t remember when!) but when I booked my tickets I didn’t realise that the Hogwarts Express wasn’t being unveiled until the following week, so I missed out by a matter of days. Absolutely gutted! Perfect excuse to go back though, I guess haha.

    • Amy
      29th December 2016 at 10:49 am

      Ah no that’s annoying! I think I’m going to go back, there’s so much to see and read I think I missed a lot of stuff. Any excuse haha.

  • Jacquard Flower
    28th December 2016 at 11:20 am

    I would love to go there, it looks so good. x

    • Amy
      29th December 2016 at 10:49 am

      It’s well worth a visit if you’re not too far away or in London x

  • Nina
    29th December 2016 at 7:04 pm

    It looks so good ! Thanks for sharing !

    • Amy
      30th December 2016 at 2:09 pm

      It’s a good day out x

  • Katie
    29th December 2016 at 10:06 pm

    That looks absolutely amazing! I’ve seen the studios in vlogs I think, some of the photos look familiar. I love rereading it around this time of the year, too, usually on long car trips!

    • Amy
      30th December 2016 at 2:09 pm

      If you’re a HP fan, it’s a great day out <3

  • Claire Talks Beauty
    30th December 2016 at 5:21 pm

    this looks awesome ! i love your photos !

  • Roxie Ferguson
    30th December 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I mean, it just looks so amazing! Your photos are brilliant. I would love to visit one day.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

  • Michelle
    31st December 2016 at 11:39 am

    Loved the studio tour, the detail in the props is incredible. I found the death eater masks seriously beautiful! Butterbeer is VILE though. Way too sweet!

    Michelle •