2012 Summer Gabrielle Smarr Temple Rome

You’re a wizard, Russy!

So next was London. This is where the Megabus UK comes in. Cheap and awesome. London for me, was mixed. It was an interesting place to be, but I just didn’t get into it. It was big and things were expensive. However, we did go to the Harry Potter studio and I fell in love. I an a 100% Harry Potter dork. That was another nice thing about staying with Nick and Gemma, Nick is also a Harry Potter dork and we got to watch a few of the Harry Potter movies. Sorry if I’ve exposed you, Nick.

Anyway…we took a Megabus from Glasgow to London overnight and got to London around 7:30 am. We had some time to kill, so we went to the National Museum which is also free. Then we bought a suitcase to get stuff back to Rome and ended up falling asleep for about 5 hours. One thing that I thought was definitely worth it was the London Eye which is a big ferris wheel that is all glass that you can look out over the city. I recommend timing it so that you’re getting on right as it’s getting dark outside so you can see the lights in the city. We timed it a little bit wrong, but it was still good. As soon as we got off it started raining, but we walked around for awhile, saw Big Ben, got some Crepes, and then headed back for a good night sleep. The next day was Harry Potter and I was totally ready.


We tried out the Natural History Museum (Free!) before we left for Harry Potter and it had a lot of potential, but you couldn’t really move anywhere without bumping into someone. Kind of not my thing. So we got some really bad food and then waited for the bus. When we got there I thought that I was going to spill out tears of joy. The first step was walking into the Great Hall set. A lot of the costumes were set up and the original props were in the room. Through there, you go into another big room with a bunch of different stations and TONS of props and sets. SOOOOO AMAZING. I was so excited the entire time. I’d suggest the informative head set if you want to get the most out of it.


Not only did I get to see all of this incredible stuff, but I GOT TO TRY BUTTERBEER. I was on cloud nine at this point. It was sooo good. I got my picture in the flying car and on the night bus. The two best parts for me were Diagon Alley and the model of Hogwarts. It was amazing. Can’t even believe it happened. Definitely a must do if you’re in Europe with any chance of getting to London.

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