Neither of the boys is as into Harry Potter as I am, so I didn’t subject them to the full studio tour and instead tried to find filming locations around town while we were doing other sightseeing.
Of course we had to visit Platform 9 3/4
where they have a trolley set up for photo ops. You notice there is no trolley in my photos, this is because some daft man controlling the INSANELY LONG line told us to come back after 9 pm because it would be quiet then. Yeah. It’s very quiet, because the main prop is GONE. Asshole.
Anyway. When we were there the first time I used my travel card to get into the train station and take a picture of the REAL platform 9 3/4
which is located between platforms 4 and 5. Platforms 9 and 10 aren’t even next to one another. The cool thing about this is that it looks exactly like my Lego Harry Potter video game and bonus you see the glass walkway that Harry and Hagrid walk along.
Movie premiers for the series were held in Leicester and Trafalgar Square (there is also a dementor fly over of Trafalgar as well so double bonus points on this location)
I didn’t make it to some of my desired locations as we were all running on empty from the jet lag and tons of walking. I definitely plan to get back and do the studio tour along with other stops on my wish list.
Final wrap up of London, including our unplanned additional day tomorrow and then onward to Dublin!