London Film & Comic Con
We have just returned from the London film & Comic con which was held at Olympia London from the 26th until the 28th of July.
We have had an amazing time! Great to see all the new faces, and a few familiar ones! We even had time to do some touristy things, and ofcourse shopping. On sunday our booth was shared by the lovely people from The Leaky Cauldron in a livestream, I was over the moon! See the video here.
For everyone asking if we will return, it all depends on the Brexit situation. If the UK leaves without a deal (or a bad one) we will have to pay import duties on everyting we take into the UK, before we sell it. This is simply not possible for us. So lets hope we all get a good deal!
If we will be back, we will sadly not be returning to the London Film & Comic Con itself. Though everyone was great and super supportive, some things were not that great. The organisation was a bit chaotic and I like to plan things ahead, which was not really possible. LFCC is mainly focussed on the big Hollywood guests, and merchandise is a byproduct. We would like to visit a convention like MCM where merchandise is the main focus and see if that event fares better for us.
The BEST place to have breakfast in London is Le Pain Quotidien (in our opinion). It is fairly pricey, but soooo good and healthy. Please mind that if you order a LARGE cappucino, you will get one like a soupbowl size, AMAZING! There are more locations of this franchise in London, but we suggest you visit the one next to Regent street. We have tried multiple locations, and the service and food was the absolute best with this one.
If you're a Harry Potter fan like I am, visit these locations while you're in London:
Kings Cross station
> You can visit the platform 9 3/4 shop and get your photo taken with the cart like in the movies! When you would like to grab a bite, visit Prezzo on the balcony. It's one of our favourite restaurants in London. And don't forget to get some chocolates from Hotel Chocolat!
> This super duper small and cute shop is home of all official graphic designs done in all movies of both Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter. you can get exclusive and limited prints, postcards, magnets and more!
The Noble Collection Shop
> Noble collection has done a lot of official merchandise for Harry Potter, as well as other franchises like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. If you are a collector, I would definitely check this shop out when you're in Londen. The basement has several large props signed by famous people as well!
Harry Potter studio tour
> If you can get tickets, this is an absolute must when visiting London as a Harry Potter fan! We were too late to book tickets, because you have to book at least 2 months ahead online... The studios have the filmsets from the movies and several interactive stuff you can do and buy.
> Forbidden Planet is one of the biggest Geek shops I have ever seen. Collectibles galore, and in the basement, you will find so so many comic books and other geek stuff like boardgames and geeky novels. They also sell a lot of HP merchandise.
See some pictures of our trip down below :)