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Below you'll find some of the exciting Harry Potter 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.
Many outdoor London attractions have now reopened following the staged easing of coronavirus restrictions; however indoor attractions remain closed until 17 May. Be aware that some venues listed may still be closed after that date. You may also need to book tickets in advance, even if entrance is free.
Have a magical day out with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter. 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. It's the ultimate Harry Potter experience!Read More
In The Order of the Phoenix, Harry flies along the Thames and over Tower Bridge on his broomstick. Millennium Bridge is another of the Harry Potter filming locations, as the famous bridge is destroyed by Death Eaters, while Lambeth Bridge is where the Knight Bus squeezes between two double deckers.Read More
Winter arrives 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 for the festive season each Christmas in London.Read More
The Hogwarts Express departs from King's Cross station. Visit platforms four and five, 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.Read More
See broom to broom with Harry Potter, as the wizard glides through the air on his Nimbus 2000 broomstick. Replicating the momentous scene from Potter's first Quidditch tournament, the bronze sculpture can be found at Scenes in the Square in Leicester Square, a trail of famous British film characters from past 100 years of film.Read More
Explore Leadenhall Market, a covered Victorian market in the City of London. Home to a selection of stalls and shops, it features in several Harry Potter films. It's used for Harry Potter's Diagon Alley and sharp-eyed fans will also recognise the blue door of the opticians in Bull's Head Passage as the entrance to The Leaky Cauldron.Read More
Several guided tours in London will take you around familiar Harry Potter film locations, either by foot and boat, or by bus. Brit Movie Tours and London Walks both offer tours dedicated to Harry Potter London locations, among other iconic British movies. Dressing up as wizards and witches is optional!Read More
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. And it's here that a python speaks to Harry for the first time.Read More
Walk in the footsteps of the three main characters at Piccadilly Circus. It is through this iconic location 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.Read More
The Neo-Gothic exterior of St Pancras International station featured as the train station from which 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.Read More
Head inside the Tube station that 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!Read More