On Location: Stonehenge

For my birthday on the 18th, I finally had the chance to visit a cultural landmark that I have wanted to see ever since I was a child – Stonehenge, the mysterious neolithic monument located in the Salisbury Plain of south west England. Seemingly a simple arrangement of huge blue stones, the allure of Stonehenge […]

On Location: The Millennium Bridge

The other day I had climbed to the very top of St Pauls Cathedral, and there were about a million tiny schoolchildren running around on the precariously high platform. One of the children cried out, “That’s the bridge from Harry Potter that gets destroyed by the Death Eaters!”, and I instantly knew he was right […]

On Location: A post-apocalyptic Westminster Bridge

The view towards the famous Big Ben from Westminster Bridge is a photo that I would say all tourists visiting London will take at some point. The bridge itself is insanely busy during the day with tourists taking photos, people selling souvenirs, and relentlessly busy traffic. I like to think of the above two photos […]

On Location: MI6

The other day, whilst walking across Vauxhall Bridge, my partner and I spotted a familiar sight – the building for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, MI6. As a certifiable Bond nut, Adam went a bit crazy and we posed for photos there and probably looked silly, but that’s fine. This photo is generally from the angle […]

On Location: Not Kings Cross Station

What I’ve learned so far in my adventures of Harry Potter tourism in the beautiful city of London is that the films took a lot of creative liberties with train stations. Firstly I wasn’t able to get to Platform 9 & 3/4, which is fair enough. Secondly, the location of Platform 9 & 3/4 is […]

On Location: Alice Ayres

The other day I visited a pretty special place in the city called the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice, which is located in Postman’s Park, a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral. The memorial itself consists of many plaques detailing the names of those who have died whilst saving the lives of others. Reading all […]

On Location: A stunt on the Tower Bridge

Wandering past the Tower Bridge on the way to the tourist-trappiest wonderland of the Tower of London (which I loved because there’s no shame in my tourist trap game), I couldn’t help but remember the classic moment from childhood favourite¬†Spiceworld¬†(1998). In one particular scene, the Spice Girls are off to their concert in the Spice […]

On Location: The Leaky Cauldron(s)

In today’s edition of trying to get to places where Muggles aren’t allowed, I found the locations of not one, but two of the Leaky Cauldron – the famous pub from the Harry Potter series that leads to the wizard shopping district of Diagon Alley. This first Leaky Cauldron, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner […]

On Location: Trying to get to Hogwarts

Day one of my travels around London consisted of finding a couple of classic Harry Potter locations that were really exciting to see! Firstly, I tried (and failed) to get to Platform 9 & 3/4 – the magical platform of Kings Cross station where Harry and his friends head off on their train journey to […]

On Location: Dr Elliot’s clinic

We have come to the end of my On Location posts! I’ve scheduled this post so it should be up whilst I’m up in the air flying over the vastness of North America, or I could be over the sea between here and Australia, who knows. In any case, this blog will more or less […]