London: Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

Overview

Enjoy Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour of London for a small group to uncover over 10 places that were used in filming the Harry Potter movies and spots that were J.K. Rowling’s inspirations for the book series. Have your photo taken at Platform 93⁄4 in King’s Cross station where a special section was constructed to mimic the platform used by wizards in the stories. Also visit a Leicester Square shop that fabricated all the paper materials seen on screen like newspapers, maps, letters, etc. The guide will point out filming locations and connections to the books throughout places like London Bridge, Borough Market, and more. This is a fun way for a Harry Potter fan to explore behind-the-scenes sights related to the magical series.

Highlight

Embark on a Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour to see real-life places that were either shown in the Harry Potter films or served as inspirations for J.K. Rowling’s novels. Some highlights may include posing outside the building that represented the Ministry of Magic on-screen, browsing a shop selling butterbeer-inspired treats, and visiting other landmarks that connect to key moments or backstories from the wizarding world. With an enthusiastic guide leading the way, you’ll discover new secrets and film facts about how the city you’re exploring helped bring Harry Potter from page to screen. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience for fans to step inside their favorite fictional sites from the beloved series and learn about the real British locales that started it all from Rowling’s imagination.

  • Explore the film location sites from the Harry Potter movies
  • See the top sights of London including Big Ben, Trafalgar SQ and London Bridge.
  • Attempt to enter the Ministry of Magic
  • Shop for chocolate frogs and butter beer

Included/Excluded

  • Harry Potter guide
  • Guided walking tour
  • Underground Tube journey

Tour Plan

What to expect

On this Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour, observe structures around London that were the basis for settings J.K. Rowling envisioned when penning the acclaimed Harry Potter novels. As the guide transports you into the magical world of the series, note real-life landmarks like old banks, libraries, and more that sparked ideas in Rowling's mind as she was crafting places like Gringotts, Hogwarts, and other integral Harry Potter locations that readers love. See up close how London's architecture, history, and overall atmosphere played a key role in fueling the settings of one of the most popular book franchises through glimpses at these everyday muses that ignited Rowling's creativity.

Meeting point

Meet your guide inside Kings Cross Station at the bottom of the steps leading up to the Parcel Yard. The steps are located opposite the Harry Potter shop (The shop is called Platform 9 3/4) which is next to Platform 9 in Kings Cross Station.

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Additional information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a group walking tour of no more than 15 adults. You can also book it as a private option
  • Moderate walking ability is required (3 hours of walking)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a topped-off Oyster Card, travel card, or contactless bank card for a 2-stop journey on the Underground
  • Tour departs punctually. Please arrive 10 minutes early
Cancelation policy

Free cancellation 

  •  Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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