Harry Potter: London tours, walks and more

Have a wizard day out in London with everything you need to know about Harry Potter experiences, walking tours, theatre, exhibitions and the Harry Potter studio tour in London

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

Whether you love Harry Potter or are yet to be converted, these terrific London experiences will have you feeling magical in no time. It might have been over two decades since JK Rowling’s first novel started the whole shebang, but the brilliant books and films of the Harry Potter world continue to captivate children and adults all over the globe.

In London, you can visit the studios where all eight films were made, run into a wall at King’s Cross station’s Platform 9¾, take a tour of the famous landmarks featured in the movies and much more. Here's how to transform yourself from muggle to wizard for a Harry Potter-inspired day out in London. 

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a big-hearted, magic-heavy romp

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The Goblet of Fire at Warner Bros. Studio Tour
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The Goblet of Fire at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

See the Goblet itself, which is returning to the Great Hall for the first time since filming wrapped eight years ago

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Harry Potter London tours and walks

Warner Bros Studio: The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros Studio: The Making of Harry Potter

The best way to experience Harry Potter's world, this tour allows visitors to explore the incredible film sets in the original Harry Potter studios in Watford (a 30-minute train journey from London). You'll find yourself in Hogwarts' Great Hall, Dumbledore's study, Privet Drive, Platform 9 ¾ and Diagon Alley among other locations, each teeming with intricate details. Plus you can pose alongside the Hogwarts Express, learn all about the special effects and see all the costumes and props used in the films. Booking is essential.

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Harry Potter Walking Tour of London
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Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

A walking tour and river adventure taking in familiar Harry Potter locations and a plethora of London landmarks, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, London Eye, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Borough and Leadenhall Markets and Monument. The tour also includes a 15-minute boat ride along the Thames following the route taken in 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'.

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Harry Potter Bus Tour of London Locations
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Harry Potter Bus Tour of London Locations

Hop on board a luxury minibus for a whistlestop tour of location sites for all eight Harry Potter films, along the way learning about magic and how the films were made. There will be a chance to get off the bus and take pictures, as well as buy Harry Potter merchandise at the end of the tour. The tour begins at Temple tube station (outside Temple Bar Restaurant next to the station exit) and ends at Kings Cross station.

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Harry Potter attractions in London

Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station

Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station

Convince your Instagram followers you’re on your way to boarding the Hogwarts Express at this fun, free photo opp

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

Walk into some of the most famous film sets at this magical, permanent studio tour 

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House of Minalima
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House of Minalima

See graphic art prints from MinaLima, who have designed every artistic element of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies 

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‘The Wizarding Chambers’ hotel experience

‘The Wizarding Chambers’ hotel experience

A special suite that may, for trademark reasons, evoke a non-specific boarding school dedicated to the study of magic

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Harry Potter London landmarks

London Zoo
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London Zoo

Head straight to the Reptile House

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Westminster Station
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Westminster Station

‘Trains, underground? Genius, these muggles.’

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Leadenhall Market
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Leadenhall Market

Venue says: “Dating back to the fourteenth Century, Leadenhall Market is a unique, boutique shopping and dining destination in the heart of the City.”

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Piccadilly Circus
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Piccadilly Circus

The perfect place to hide from Death Eaters

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All the Harry Potter films
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All the Harry Potter films

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Which Hogwarts house are you?
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