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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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5 Magical Moments On A London Harry Potter Tour

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

Excellent way to spend 2 1/2 hours in London if you're a Potter fan.

I booked this with some trepidation as my daughter is 9 and a huge Harry Potter fan. I was worried that she would be disappointed that the locations looked nothing like the film but the way it was done with the ipads showing the complete scene from the film while you were stood on the same street corner was very effective. Being sorted into houses and having a quiz between the teams made it entertaining too. It is quite a lot of walking - ours coped well aged 9 but was starting to get tired by the end. It takes in a lot of the London sights as well and makes you realise how small the actual centre of London is. Tom our guide was brilliant - informative and patient, no mean feat to traipse that amount of people round the streets and on the tube!

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Lowri, 10/01/2019

It was a great tour which included a very loving and caring guide.

Out of Personal mistakes we were too late - But Geoff and Bethany tried to do their best so we nevertheless could join the group - we were so happy about that!!! Bethany really wanted to make this day a special day which she - no surprise- made! Even when we had detailed questions about London‘s history she easily answered! Thanks again! It was a pleasure!

London: Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour Reviewed by Alessia, 10/01/2019

The tour was amazing and our guide Natalie was phenomenal.

My daughter, grand daughter and I had an incredible time. Natalie was very engaging, energetic, funny and knowledgeable. It was money and time well spent. I highly recommend this tour and Natalie as a guide for any Harry Potter fan. It is even entertaining for those who aren’t necessarily Harry Potter fanatics and may just turn you into a fan.

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Erika, 10/09/2019

Had a wonderful time, learning a lot about London and Harry Potter.

Nic was a great host. He was informative, amusing tolerant and charming. No question was too silly or too difficult, even if he did resort to Google on the odd occasion. I think it is fair to say all the people on the tour enjoyed the trip.

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Andrea, 10/17/2019

Fantastic Harry Potter walking tour including London tourists sites!

Loved my tour guide Geoff he was so knowledgeable and friendly. He knew everything and offered such a good tour knowing everything about Harry Potter but also facts about London which I loved as a first time visitor

London: Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour Reviewed by Gemma, 10/19/2019