Monday, 17 April 2017

house of minalima: more harry potter and hogwarts

If it hasn't been apparent, I've been on a bit of a Harry Potter kick after visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour and then the House of MinaLima. More than I am usually, that is. I took the initiative to go to London in January before it was announced that the House of MinaLima would stay open after that. So I basically planned a trip to London based on all the Harry Potter things. The tour was amazing. MinaLima was amazing - seeing all the graphic art was heaven. We also visited Leadenhall Market, which in itself is stunning, but also was the location for the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron. I'd also been to London with my friend Emma (the friend I was visiting with) a decade ago (!) when we'd ticked off other Harry Potter locations, like King's Cross, the London Zoo, the Millenium Bridge, and what not. I'm quite good at Harry Potter tourism and feel like I've been to most if not all locations in London and to quite a few in Edinburgh as well. Not to mention that the academic outfit of the University of Coimbra (that I'm now attending) is said to have been an inspiration for the outfits at Hogwarts. Anyway, the House of MinaLima was incredible, would highly recommend going if you somehow haven't yet! Do talk to me about all your favourite Hogwarts things in the comments - whether that be places you've visited or anything else! Freaking love Harry Potter.


Hena Tayeb said...

oh so fantastic. I can't wait to share the world of harry potter with my boys.


This is the second recommendation I've had about House of MinaLima! I really admire your Harry Potter dedication! I've been to most of the London spots but just arbitrarily rather than as part of a Harry Potter tour or anything - Leadenhall Market has been one of my favourite places since I was a kid, it's just so pretty! x

Joanna Joy said...

This is an amazing Harry Potter post. I wish I could wander around this house. It looks awesome! I'm super impressed with your photos. Thank you for sharing since I haven't had a chance to go see any of the Harry Potter attractions just yet.

Laura Jones said...

Hena Tayeb - ahh, that is going to be incredible for both you and the boys, lady! xx

Laila - it's really good, you should go:-) haha, cheers! i've definitely stumbled pon some of the places by accident but also have a knack for harry potter tourism, haha! and leadenhall market is so lovely, pal! i really want to go back and explore it a bit more. xx

Joanna Joy - thank you, lovely! it really is worth w´visiting and i hope you get to go someday! xx

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