Friday, 14 March 2014

Harry Potter Tour

My better half and I are visiting London for the bank holiday weekend.  If you didn't know, Monday is a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland:  St. Patrick's Day.  We were able to get some cheap flights to London on Aer Lingus and here we are!  We had an amazing time today visiting the Warner Bros. studios in Leavesden.  Many of the important props and sets are on display from the 8 Harry Potter movies that were filmed here.  Such beautiful work goes into making the props, costumes and sets.  It really makes you appreciate all the work that goes in to making a movie. It is not just the actors, it is the army of people behind them who make the movie.

Prof. Dumbledore's lecture podium in the Great Hall

Refreshments at the Yule Ball

Fleur Delacour's costume

The Fat Lady's portrait at the entrance to the Gryffindor common rooms

Gryffindor boys' dormitory complete with trunks under beds and books on desks

Gryphon at the entrance to Dumbledore's office

Professor Dumbledore's Office 


  1. Awesome pictures! My dream is to move to Ireland so I really enjoy following your blog! Cheers!

  2. Thanks for your comment. Living in Ireland has been a good experience but be prepared for outrageous taxes and difficulty finding employment if you are not an EU citizen. Employers don't want to touch you unless you have a Stamp 4 visa. See:

    Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to show people a little bit of Irish life, and what a great country this is. Also, if you believe in your dreams you can really make them happen, if you are willing to put in the work.