Behind the Scenes #30
We’re halfway through April already, and obviously, it’s time for a new Behind the Scenes post. These past two weeks have been very exciting, as I’ve been to London, and I have lots of pictures to show you! I will make a separate post (or posts) telling you about everything I did and bought in London, but for now, I have these pictures for you! I’m trying out a new format, partly because of the many pictures I have to show you, so bear with me.
L: I decided to buy the hardcover edition of Caraval because I really loved the way it looked and I wanted one of those special hardcovers with the surprise image. I got a rose, which is honestly my favourite out of the options. R: Look at mum and dad just lying around! They look so cute, and I hope their kittens will look even cuter!
L: Monday the 10th started at 3:45 am for me. Our flight was at 7, which meant we had to be at the airport at 5 am. Luckily, we had a little Mcdonalds breakfast! I honestly love these Egg McMuffins so much! R: After walking through London a lot we thought we’d earned a nice dinner. We ended up at a restaurant called simply The Diner where I had this hot dog, and this hot dog only. Damn, I was full after this.
L: We found the Choccywoccydoodah store in London, which was not too far from where we had dinner. It was small but filled with amazing cakes and chocolate. I was tempted to buy something, but my full stomach told me not to. R: We went to Trafalger Square, with the big fountain and the stone lions. This is where the premiere for the last Harry Potter movie took place that I, unfortunately, wasn’t at.
L: Tuesday was Studio day! I finally got to visit the studio where Harry Potter was filmed! It was honestly an amazing experience, and I am happy we got tickets. Seeing props and costumes up close made me love these movies even more! R: The Hogwarts Express, ahh! They even had trolleys stuck halfway through the wall so we could take pictures of us going to Hogwarts!
L: Halfway through the tour there’s a restaurant, where I bought myself a tankard of Butterbeer. It wasn’t as gross as I expected it would be, but just incredibly sweet (which is not really my thing). I did finish the whole tankard, though! R: Hogwarts is so pretty, damn. I really want to go back to the studio during Christmas, because then they will have the castle covered in snow!
L: Tuesday was probably the warmest/nicest day we had in London, though the weather was not at all horrible throughout our stay. After the Studio tour, we went shopping for a bit before getting some beer and settling down in St. James’ park. R: I bought three Funko’s! I had Jyn on my little ‘Buy in London’ list, and I bought the other two because they weren’t available in my country anymore (at least not at my usual Funko shops). I’m so happy with Harry!
L: Look at Ben! Look at how Big he is! You go, Ben! R: Of course, if you’re in England you need to eat an English breakfast at least once. Or, well, try. I didn’t have beans nor sausage, and my eggs were scrambled rather than poached but I still enjoyed this breakfast a lot!
L: On our walk back to the theatre, we noticed this TARDIS in the distance. One of the things on my list was to go to Earl’s Court to see the original police box in front of the station. But then we saw this TARDIS which we took a picture with instead. Apparently, we missed Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and Pearl Mackie by half an hour. Damn. R: Between parts one and two of The Cursed Child, we had dinner at T.G.I. Friday’s, which was honestly delicious! If you ever have the opportunity to go there (be it in London or anywhere else), go. And order these Jack Daniels chicken strips!
L: We went to Canary Wharf because I wanted to see the tube station that posed as the Imperial base on Scarif in Rogue One, and from there we wanted to walk to the Tower Bridge. Unfortunately, it was too far, so we took a ferry instead. R: My sister wanted to go to Shoreditch, where we found a bar with a rooftop terrace. After ordering our drinks, we sat down on the terrace, where they had a cat! Look at him (or her?)!
L: On our last day we had to get out at King’s Cross, so we thought it might be cool to visit Platform 9 3/4. We weren’t the only ones with that idea because there was a huge line. We skipped the picture, and went to the shop instead, only to find out there was a line to get in there as well. Nevermind then. R: For lunch, we went to Mod Pizza, which is a bit like Subway. You get a pizza bottom, and they add any sauce you want. Then they add cheese and any toppings you want. It was really nice, and the people working there were super friendly (saying hello and goodbye to everyone who came in or left, and two people complimented my Grumpy Cat shirt).
L: Last but not least we visited The House of Mina Lima, who are responsible for most of the artwork in Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. They also did the art for some classic stories; Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast. I bought two Harry Potter pins and a travel card holder. R: Look at my little Golden Trio! I love them so much, and I am so so happy I found this Harry Funko! Now my trio is complete, and I can concentrate on getting my other favourite Potter characters (Draco, Sirius, Tina, and Newt).
And that concludes my week in London! I think I’m going to try to keep this format for the upcoming posts, to make them a little shorter. What do you think?