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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

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you MUST do this!

This was truly an amazing place to visit and it was all organized so well! We had met one person who told us that we will be taking the train with him (while handing us tickets) and guided us from the train station to the bus, where is also told us how to get back to London from the train station since we had open ended train tickets for our return. We then had a new guide inside the studio. She was someone who was enjoyable, but really focused on what her interests were. I understand that there is A LOT to see, but for example, we stood in front of the description of the directors of the films from over the years and explained why they did these movies, etc. That is information we could have Googled if we wanted to. She did point out a lot of small details throughout the tour that really big Harry Potter fans would enjoy. After the guided tour, you were allowed to go back into the exhibits and take your time reading and reviewing. Overall, this was a very memorable experience.

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

Well worth going, but wouldn't book with a tour.

I would 100% go back to Harry Potter, but would not book with a tour as they don't leave enough time to get the full experience, go on your own and leave on your own, it's not hard to get there. They only give you about 4 hours to see it with a tour that picks you up and dops you off and I ended up missing the bus and luckily got on the second (not everyone will) but I could have used at least two more hours there than they alloted us.

Had a fantastic time, will be going again

This was my first experience & I had the time of my life did not won't it to end at all. Definetly going again & the Whole adventure from the coach trip there & back to the tour was one of my favourite event's I've been on in a very long time. Like I stated I will be booking again to go again next year. I'd recommend this to anyone that's reading this, you won't be disappointed at all & your have the time of your life. ❣️

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