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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

Great to see the sites that inspired both the books and films

We (the family) had an enjoyable tour around the Harry Potter sites of London. The only disappointment was the scaffolding around the inspiration for Diagon Alley. However, this wasn't the fault of the tour organisers. Cate explained the stories passionately and was great with the kids. My daughter immediately attached herself to Cate. A great activity for Harry Potter fans looking for something different in the capital.

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Steve, 08/20/2019

Amazing tour seeing hidden treasures of London!

We had an exceptional tour with Caroline. She had great knowledge of both the history behind different parts of London as well how this played into the different locations in the Harry Potter films/books. I would recommend this to any Harry Potter fanatic who is in London. I’ve seen parts of London I’ve never seen before and this tour had a really fun element of answering questions to score house points!

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Rosie, 08/20/2019

The most magical day out in my life so far!

Me and my granddaughter had an amazing bonding time whilst seeing our favourite films in real life, right in front of us! We definitely recommend this tour as it is enjoyable for all of the family! We also recommend having Ryan as your tour guide as he explained everything in detail about the films and places we saw!

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Gloria, 08/07/2019

A great afternoon! A must for all Harry Potter fans!

Our guide Nic was great! Very knowledgable about both the films and London. It was great to be standing in some of the film locations. Also loved that we were all split into houses, it was great to see both kids and adults answering the quiz questions. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Jackie, 08/10/2019

Friederike (aka Fred) is the perfect tourguide

I went on this tour with my mother and we decided to take the German tour. Our tourguide was raised bilingual - she was born and has always lived in London but speaks German REALLY GOOD. And she knows the perfect Harry Potter places and stories :) If you like Harry Potter - do this tour!

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Julia, 08/11/2019