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.
A  lady holding onto the trolley of luggage at Platform 9¾, wearing a Harry Potter scarf, under the sign "Hogwarts Express"
Platform 9¾. TM & © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.

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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.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Dumbledore's office TM & © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter.

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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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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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.
Get your hands on tickets for the award-winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One and Part Two shows at the Palace Theatre in London. This spellbinding story is set 19 years after the final novel, following the adventures of Harry and his friends as adults.   Read More
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The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition at The London Film Museum

Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition. TM & © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Wizarding World Publishing Rights © JKR
Journey into a magical world with a visit to The Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition at the London Film Museum. Take part in immersive activities and discover a collection of photographs, capturing some of the most iconic moments of the Harry Potter filmmaking history. You can also grab a bottle of Butterbeer from the onsite bar! Read More
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Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

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. 

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The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾

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.

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Harry Potter sculpture at Scenes in the Square Free

Spot the wizard himself at the Scenes in the Square sculpture trail on Leicester Square. Credits: Joe Pepler/PinPep.

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.

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Leadenhall Market

Explore Leadenhall Marketa 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.

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Reptile House at ZSL 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. And it's here that a python speaks to Harry for the first time.

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The Cauldron

Delve into a world of witchcraft and wizardry as you mix your own potions during an immersive cocktail experience at The Cauldron. Step into an enchanted forest and sip on Poetic Mead, as you use your new-found powers to craft two molecular cocktails at this quirky Dalston bar. Read More

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 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!

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Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Graphic Art at House of MinaLima Free

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 including authentic movie props. Read More

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Lights

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.

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St Pancras International station

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.

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Westminster Tube station

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!

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