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 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.

1. Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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!

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2. Reptile House at London Zoo

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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3. Tower Bridge

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. 

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4. The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾

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. Potter fans should also visit Leadenhall Market, which was used for exterior shots of Diagon Alley.

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5. Leadenhall Market

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 Harry Potter's 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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6. Piccadilly Circus

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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7. St Pancras International Station

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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8. Harry Potter Tours in London 

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 London locations, among other iconic British movies. Dressing up as wizards and witches is optional!

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9. Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Graphic Art at House of MinaLima

Step inside the visual world of JK Rowling’s wizardry stories at House of MinaLimaMiraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the designers behind the movie artworks of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, showcase their magical designs in this free exhibition. Find four levels of prints and graphics, and take a closer look at Harry Potter museum items such as authentic movie props. Read More

10. Westminster Tube Station

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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11. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. Credit: Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of Premier PR.
Be spellbound by the highly-anticipated and hugely popular Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One and Part Two show 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 Read More

12. Special Features 2018

The Goblet of Fire at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Making of Harry Potter. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.
The Goblet of Fire at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - Making of Harry Potter. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.
Get a special insight into the Harry Potter studios with special features throughout 2018. Take a look at the Art Department's creations, enjoy seasonal activities such as wand masterclasses with Dark Arts, or celebrate the return of the magnificent Goblet of Fire with demonstrations. These limited-time features are included in the standard studio tour ticket prices. Read More
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13. Hogwarts in the Snow

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. 17 Nov-27

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