Harry Potter – bucket list

Hi readers and fellow Potterheads, I recently found a very cool bucket list, a Harry Potter-themed bucket list in fact! I found it on the blog of Kelsey Heinrichs, a London-based blogger and fellow Potter-fan. It’s a list of all the things Harry Potter fans should do. So, without further ado:

I have:

  • Read all the Harry Potter books
  • Watched all the Harry Potter movies
  • Watched Fantastic Beasts 1 & 2
  • Gone to platform 9 3/4 in King’s Cross station (and taken the required picture with the trolley halfway through the gate)
  • Gotten sorted into a Hogwarts House on Pottermore – proud Hufflepuff reporting for duty!
  • Bought a wand – I own a version of Newt’s wand!
  • Visited the real Great Hall in Oxford – I actually attended an immersive language programme there for 2 weeks, and I didn’t even know it was the hall until I almost accidentally ended up there

I have not (yet):

  • Visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – mainly because it’s so far away
  • Done the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London – though I will on my next visit to the city
  • Visited 4 Privet Drive in Surrey – also on my list for my next London visit
  • Seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – though I have read it and will go see it on my next visit to London
  • Had tea at the Elephant House – I didn’t even know what it was, I’ll have to look it up!
  • Visited Alnwick Castle in Scotland – have any of you guys been? What did you think?
  • Listened to Stephen Fry’s or Jim Dale’s audiobooks – mainly because I’ve never actually listened to any audiobook. Do you think I should?
  • Seen the Jacobite in Scotland – is it worth it?
  • Visited the reptile house in London Zoo – and I don’t think I will, or do they really refer to the HP books in any way? Because if not, I’m not going to a zoo just for that…
  • Gone to the college of wizardry in Poland – a few steps too far for my taste
  • Visited Diagon Alley (Leadenhall Market) – but it is also on my TO DO for my next London visit
  • Attended the Quidditch World Cup – though I do plan on stopping by a few matches of the Belgian teams soon, just to see what it’s like in real life. I have, however, already met the Belgian national team weeks after their silver medal on the World Cup (losing to USA, I think).

So, now I’m definitely curious! How do you stack up against this Harry Potter bucket list? Please let me know if you’ve already done any of the things I haven’t! I’d love to know if they were worth it, and what to watch out for!

Happy reading,

Loes M.

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