Harry Potter's London

Enter the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry and follow in Harry, Ron and Hermione's footsteps around the muggle world of London.

Below you'll find some of the exciting London locations from the world famous series of books and films, plus some top London attractions with links to the Harry Potter franchise. Grab your Nimbus 2000 and take a magical tour.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

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Have a magical day out with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. See first-hand the sets, costumes, and props used in all the Harry Potter films, and step inside some of the films' locations including the Great Hall, Dumbledore's office and Hagrid's hut.

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Special Features 2017 at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Get an exclusive insight into the making of the Harry Potter films as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter presents special features throughout 2017. See how motion-capture technology was used to animate beloved house elf Dobby, venture into the Forbidden Forest, or take a closer look at iconic costumes from the Harry Potter movies. 4 Feb-6 Nov

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Reptile House at London Zoo

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Find out if you have Harry Potter's gift of Parseltongue (being able to talk to serpents) at ZSL London Zoo. The Reptile House is home to some of the biggest snakes on earth, as well as lizards and crocodiles. It is here that a python speaks to Harry for the first time.

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Tower Bridge

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In The Order of the Phoenix, Harry flies along the Thames and over Tower Bridge on his broomstick. Millennium Bridge also features in a dramatic opening scene when it is destroyed by Death Eaters, and Lambeth Bridge is where the Knight Bus squeezes between two double deckers. 

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The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾

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The Hogwarts Express departs from Kings Cross. Visit platforms 4 and 5, which were used for filming, and take a photo pushing a trolley through to a magical world at the wall marked Platform 9¾. Don't forget to visit the Harry Potter Shop, built to resemble Ollivander's wand shop.

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Leadenhall Market

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Leadenhall is a covered Victorian market in the City of London. Home to a selection of stalls and shops, it features in several Potter films. It's used for Diagon Alley and sharp-eyed fans will recognise the blue door of the opticians in Bull's Head Passage as the entrance to The Leaky Cauldron.

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Piccadilly Circus

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At Piccadilly Circus you can walk in the footsteps of the three main characters. It is through here that Harry, Ron and Hermione run during Deathly Hallows Part 1, when they flee the wedding of Ron's older brother after learning Death Eaters are on their tails.

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St Pancras International Station

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The Neo-Gothic exterior of St Pancras International Station featured as the train station where Harry boards the Hogwarts Express. Harry and Ron park the Weasleys' Ford Anglia in the corner of the courtyard during The Chamber of Secrets and later fly off over the station.

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Harry Potter Tours

Several guided tours in London will take you around familiar Harry Potter film locations, either by foot and boat, or by bus. Brit Movie Tour, London Walks and Discovery Walks of London all offer tours dedicated to Harry Potter, among other iconic British movies. Dressing up as wizards and witches is optional!

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Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Graphic Art at House of MinaLima

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Step inside the visual world of J.K. Rowling’s wizardry stories at the quirky House of MinaLima. Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the designers behind the movie artworks of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are showcasing their magical designs in a free exhibition. Wind your way round the narrow staircases of the four-floor house to see walls covered in prints and graphics and take a closer look at authentic movie props.

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Westminster Tube Station

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This tube station was one of the main locations used by Harry when travelling in The Order of the Phoenix. Accompanied by Arthur Weasley, he uses the underground to attend a disciplinary hearing at the Ministry of Magic. Westminster Tube had to be closed for a whole day during filming.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre

Prepare to be spellbound once again as the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One and Part Two premiere at the Palace Theatre. This enchanting adventure is set in the years after the final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Until Jul 2018

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Hogwarts in the Snow

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Winter has arrived at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter with Hogwarts in the Snow. Get up close to props, costumes and models used in the Harry Potter films, and take a look around the studio’s famous movie sets decorated as they were for the festive scenes. 18 Nov 2017-

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Map of Harry Potter's London

The Harry Potter Shop at Platf
See platform 9 3/4 and visit the Harry Potter shop at Kings Cross
Leadenhall Market
At this Victorian market, you can see the exterior of Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron from the Harry Potter films
Piccadilly Circus
Walk in the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione through Piccadilly Circus
Reptile House at London Zoo
See if you have Harry's gift of Parseltongue (being able to talk to serpents) at the ZSL London Zoo Reptile House
St Pancras Station
See the exterior of the station from which Harry boards the Hogwarts Express to school
Tower Bridge
Walk over London bridges featured in the Harry Potter films
Westminster Tube Station
Travel on the tube from the same station as Harry Potter
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Discover the magic of Harry Potter with a behind-the-scenes walking tour at Warner Bros. Studio London