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Saturday in London: Platform 9 3/4 and Natural History Museum

We all know that I am a huge Harry Potter fan. So what does any self-respecting Harry Potter fan do on 1st September? Dress up in Hogwarts uniform and visit platform 9 3/4, of course!

It was, for some reason, the first time I'd been here so it was great fun, especially with a huge gathering of fellow Harry Potter fans in costume. (Although, as Laura pointed out, they should have been in muggle clothing and not had wands on show!)

Outside the station, is this amazing wall of coloured balls that you can spin to create words and patterns in the traditional station sign style. We spent far too long creating this heart!

We located the nearest Nando's and had a chicken feast. So much chicken!

Then we were in a bit of a pickle as we hadn't considered what to do next. Laura wanted to go to the London Dungeons but, as I pretty much cried from fear the first time we went on Pirates of the Caribbean (really), I vetoed that plan. Then we considered London Zoo or the aquarium but tickets were insanely expensive. In the end, I convinced Laura to go to the Natural History Museum.

I regretted the decision pretty much immediately. It was so hot in there and absolutely packed with people. Our feet were hurting and I was still shattered from the previous day trip.

We saw this sickeningly fascinating camel as a promotion for the Animals Inside Out exhibition. I wasn't sure if this was actual taxidermy or a reconstruction. I just looked it up and it's a real preserved camel. Ew.

Before going home, we found the energy to stop off in the Dino Shop. Last year, Laura bought me a tiny little plush dinosaur, which I named George, and I was determined to find his brothers and sisters. Here they are- a whole container of Georges!

Despite my pain and exhaustion, it was a great time. I can only see Laura during the holidays as she's also a teacher and lives about 50 miles away. It was great to catch up with her before we return this week.

30 comments :

  1. Ha! loving your Potter re-enactment :)

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  2. what a lovely post!

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  3. Haha hilarious, I have always noticed that Platform 9 3/4s sign, but not being a Harry Potter fan (or having read any of the books) I always wondered what on earth it was about. Now it allllll makes sense!

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  4. you look so chic in those photos.
    but the camel photo scared me a lil bit. :)

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    1. I know! It is pretty scary! I couldn't look away from it though!

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  5. I haven't been to London is about a year, I always forget how many awesome things there are to do. I'd love to go to Kingscoss for September first, so many HP fans in one place! xo

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    1. I can't believe I've never done it before. It was a lot of fun!

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  6. love the wall art you made at the station!

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    1. Thank you! I wish there were no people around so we could have made something huge!

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  7. Looks like you had a fun day out! I don't blame you for not wanting to go to the dungeons. PRetty sure that I couldn't sleep for a week after going when I was about 11. Scarred. For. Life. Plus the queue is insane!

    Robyn Mayday
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    1. Haha I'm such a wimp! I would have had nightmares until Christmas!

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  8. I'd love to go to the London Dungeons but to be honest, I'm not really sure what's down there...maybe I'm just being naive, ha. Looks like you had a lovely day out, I really like doing touristy type things in London.
    Mel x

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    1. I looked it up and it looks awesome but also terrifying!

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  9. omg this place is so amazing, you know <3. i'm in love and i can't wait till i go there!
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  10. I want to go to Platform 9 3/4 so bad! That ball turning wall looks awesome. The museum looks pretty spiffy, but that camel is kind of gross haha

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  11. Oh my! That's an incredible way to spend September 1st! Going to Platform nine and Three Quarters, not the camel... That's euw. Did you bring George to meet his people?

    Love from Jo'burg

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  12. I love The Natural History Museum... soo kool in there!


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  13. Haha, loved this post! I went to Kings Cross recently too but couldn't find platform 9 3/4 (clearly I'm too much of a muggle) I went on the warner bros studio tour though, which was utterly amaze-balls, you'd love it, unless you've been already, then I bet you probably do, haha, I'm rambling now, but yeha, fab post ^.^

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  14. Now I'm a londonder (pretty much!) I should really go and see platform 9 3/4, you make it look so fun! :) the natural history museum is on my 'to visit' list too! X

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  15. Looks like a blast! Jealous!

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  16. cute photos! i love your hair in these.

    lindsey louise

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  17. this looks amazing! so jealous, hope you had a good time! xo

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  18. not sure if my last comment saved but i love these pics! looks like a great time :)

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  19. I loved the natural history museum in London. SO much.

    And you are absolutely beautiful. Did you know that?

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  20. I love your blog, especially the theme :) Thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my post in IFB :D I love all your outfits and I follow you on Chictopia too. It's so nice to find you here in blogspot as well. I'm a Harry Potter fan too and it would be great if I can visit Platform 9 3/4 too. The wall on the station with the balls is such a great idea for people to create images and take photos with. Love your amazing photos and great all-black ensemble. :) Hope you can check out my blog as well! I'm your newest follower <3

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  21. Hey dear! you know I've published my pics from the NHM a couple of posts ago =) I love yours so much btw!
    I was wondering if you would like to enter the competition to become the Fashion Muse on my online fashion magazine, it means that you will have your outfits published there!....write an e-mail at info.forerunners@libero.it to learn more!
    I'm your newest follower now, and I hope you will visit my blog too and let me know your opinion...maybe you could follow me back if you like it!
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  22. Great post!

    Love your outfit so much!!

    You look FABOULOUS!

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  23. These are such fun shots, but that camel made me want to hurl ;P

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