I wanted to be where Harry Potter had been.
We looked through multiple sites and saw the official Warner Bros. studio tour of the Harry Potter World, which was about 6 hours long including the travel time, since it was outside the city, with only three days in London it was going to be tough to make it. Also it didn’t help that the dates and times available to us were mostly booked.
We immediately planned our day to be part of this tour managed by a company called Strawberry Tours.
We made it to the Leicester Square and started looking for the strawberry umbrellas.
We found them and now we had a decision to make, have the tour in English (British accent, duh!) or in Spanish. Obviously, you would think English but two of our friends only spoke Spanish so a bit bummed we signed up with Cristian, our Spanish tour guide.
From the moment Cristian introduced himself in a very comical and witty way we were all thrilled to have signed up with him.
As we walked around the city, Cristian had us captivated telling us about the behind the scenes of multiple Harry Potter movies and how the director changed many of the aesthetics in various streets. We walked around the different architecture that inspired J.K. Rowling to create the Harry Potter world we have come to love so much.
He gave us a lot of fun facts that had us laughing and excited for each new location we saw.
At the end, I wanted to give him all the money I had on me because he was exceptional. He made our trip to London even more remarkable.
If you ever find yourself in London make sure to take this tour and if you happen to speak Spanish, look for Cristian.