The Making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros Studio Tours

When we were in the UK, we had a couple of days to ourselves in London.  In addition to some city centre sightseeing, we knew that we wanted to do the tour of the Harry Potter Studios.  We had an amazing time there so I wanted to be sure to write a blog to share a few things with you.  I always find it helpful to read about other people’s experiences, especially at busy tourist venues, so I’m fully prepared to have an enjoyable day.

I did make sure to book our tickets in advance (£46.50 each for the complete studio tour package), and I’m quite glad that I did as some of the days we wanted to go were actually booked up already.  We ended up getting a date but our entry time wasn’t until 4pm.  We didn’t mind this too much as it did give us the day to do other things too.  The website recommends that you allocate around 3 hours for the tour, and that you plan to arrive a little earlier.

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Back to Blighty

We’ve been back in Alabama for just over 2 weeks after our big trip back to the UK…I’ve only just caught up with my sleep!  We had booked our holiday quite some months ago and started organising a few things in advance.  It was Adam’s first time back to the UK since we moved to the USA in 2014 so we knew that we would have a lot of family and friends to catch up with.  He was also his best friend’s best man so we knew that he would be needed for a few wedding duties, and a stag do!  This meant that we couldn’t plan too much on a strict schedule.  We seemed to be so busy during our time over there that I didn’t really take that many photos, and a lot of what I did take will be in a separate blog post completely; just for those Harry Potter fans like me. 🙂

Mobile airport is only 45 minutes away from where we live so we flew from Mobile to Atlanta, then Atlanta to Heathrow.  The regional plane was the smallest I’ve ever been on!

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After a few days of visiting friends & family, we had 2 nights in Sheffield City Centre.  We both went to University in Sheffield so it was nice to be back in the city.  We stayed in the Leopold Hotel, which is right in the centre, is good quality & a reasonable price too.  One of our favourite restaurants in Sheffield is a ‘conveyor’ style Japanese restaurant called Sakushi, so of course we had to eat there.  We also tried Bill’s one morning for breakfast.  I think there’s quite a few of these around the country; great decor and atmosphere but I wasn’t too impressed with the food.  It was still a treat to have a full English breakfast though!

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