Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Magical Trip To London

I'm a massive massive Harry Potter fan so when I heard about the Exhibition at the British Library I knew I wanted to experience this for myself! Robert & I watched a documentary around Christmas about the exhibition so we knew what to expect. It was a mix between JK Rowling's work and the history of magic through the ages! 

Unfortunately due to having paid to enter the Exhibition we were unable to take any photos or videos of the displays, which was very disappointing as it was such an amazing exhibition and had been put together so well!  My favourite part of the exhibition were the illustrations drawn by Jim Kay (link opens in a new window), his work is amazing and the illustrations that they had on display were fantastic. It really helped to make the exhibition come alive. 

It was fascinating to see the connection between the history of magic and Harry Potter, and how J K Rowling came up with the ideas for her best selling books. Many of her original ideas and scribbles were on display (her writing is very hard to make out though haha), it's incredible how she transformed a small plot idea into a best selling book and how long that process took! 

Memo board outside that people had drawn on!

It took us about an hour to walk around the exhibition and read all of the displays, but you could definitely spend longer in there if you wanted to. The exhibition is set out into different magical subjects so you don't have to see anything in any particular order. Which is quite handy as some of the displays did get quite crowded. If you have tickets booked, make sure you take 5 minutes to observe a very detailed drawing of Diagon Alley as it really is amazing! 

I'm not going to say much more about the exhibition itself as I don't want to spoil it for anybody.  All I will say is that if you are a  Harry Potter fan or even a slight interest in magic then you should visit the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition (link for the British library opens in a new window). 

If you decide to go or have been to the exhibition then leave a comment below, I'd love to hear about your experience! :)

Lots Of Love, 


Natasha Audrey