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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours
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Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you belong in, then walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards and witches while visiting Diagon…

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The boy who lived, and ignited a generation of wizards! A trip to London isn't complete without searching out a few of your favorite wizarding world places. Grab some floo powder, and find the real-life locations of Diagon Alley and other Harry Potter haunts.

Platform 9 and 3/4
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Platform 9 and 3/4

Head to King’s Cross, and push your cart and owl onto the platform just like Harry. Look for the queue of fellow First Years in the main departures hall.

The Great Hall

The Great Hall

The enchanted dining hall--recreated at Warner Bros. Studios--was inspired by the real dining hall at Oxford’s Christ Church College.

Hogwarts Express

Hogwarts Express

The real British steam locomotive (name: Olton Hall) is now a museum display at Warner Bros. Studios. All aboard for the 11 o'clock to Hogwarts!

The Leaky Cauldron
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The Leaky Cauldron

Head to Leadenhall Market. At 42 Bull's Head Passage, you'll see a familiar-looking optician's shop (AKA: the entrance to The Leaky Cauldron!).

The Ministry of Magic
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The Ministry of Magic

The exterior shots for the Ministry of Magic were filmed at its rather appropriate real-life counterpart: Great Scotland Yard.

Planning Your Visit

How far away from London is the Warner Bros. Studio?

Warner Bros. Studio is located 20 miles north-west from central London, in Leavesden.

How do you get to the Warner Bros. Studio?

The closest railway station is Watford Junction, a quick 20-minute train ride from London's Euston Station. There are also plenty of shuttle buses that leave from central London. Transportation to and from London is often included in a Warner Bros Studio tour, so check out all your options before you book.

Can you take a Harry Potter tour without leaving London?

The world of Harry Potter is the world of London, meaning you can do a lot of sightseeing without ever leaving the city. Take a black cab or a night bus around town, and visit the film locations for the Ministry of Magic. And, of course, you can go to Kings Cross (a real-life train station) and take photos in front of Platform 9 and ¾.

What people are saying about London

Great way to get last minute tickets, but not enough time

There are a lot of negative reviews of Get Your Guide, so much that I was worried that the tickets would be fake. But everything was legitimate. They pick you up right outside the congestion zone (so not at your hotel if you are staying in central London). The studio tour is awesome but really does take 4-5 hours to complete, particularly if you want to take a break half-way and have a snack or meal. The reviews that say you don't have enough time are right. I'm not sure why they don't fix this. We offered our driver extra money to wait another 45 minutes and he did, so it worked for us. But I'm not sure that every driver would do that and it would be harder if you were sharing a car (which they often have two groups do).

Easy and convenient way to explore Oxford and Harry Potter studios

I attended the trip with my 13 years old daughter. We both liked the trip so much. It was easy to travel with the bus and the guide, who told us Oxford's history on the way there. The bus driver was also so nice and funny! In Oxford we divided into two groups and our guide was the most fantastic lady called Debbie. She told us interesting stories about the university, studying there and of course Harry Potter connections. At the studios we had 4 hours to explore it by ourselves. I can recommend this trip to everyone, who is willing to pay a little extra for a convenient bus travelling and to know a little more about Oxford.

Harry Potter Studio Tour & Oxford Day Tour from London Reviewed by Anonymous, 25/06/2019

We enjoyed the tour and our guide; would have like to see more sites.

We did enjoy the tour, but thought for a 3-hour tour @ $50 we could have seen more sites. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. He used a small iPad to show scenes from the films that correlated with the sites we visited, but visibility was poor and fumbling with bringing the pictures used up time. Frankly, I got as much out of the 2-hour HP tour I took last year with Free Tours on Foot, who are very well organized and use much better printed visuals.

Big Ben is phenomenal and I was nearly in tears or overjoyed with tour

I found your tour guide ‘big Ben’ both informative and inspiring. His vast knowledge of WWII history, London history, architecture, Harry Potter, and all things J.K. Rawling was inspirational. Please continue to do these Harry Potter tours with Ben as he is ‘gold’ for your company. He seems to have a good connection with the locals, and his sense of humour is ‘wicked.’ Well done Ben!!!

London: Harry Potter Walking Tour Reviewed by Gwen, 04/07/2019

The most amazing Harry Potter experience (definitely worth it)

I booked this tour and it was the most amazing Harry Potter experience ever. If you are a true potter fan, you will definitely live this. The guides are so nice and the sights are so interesting. An added bonus is where you get sorted into hogwarts houses and do a trivia as you go. Absolutely amazing. I definitely recommend it.

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 25/06/2019