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The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

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From London: Day Trip to Harry Potter Studios and Oxford

1. From London: Day Trip to Harry Potter Studios and Oxford

Depart London and journey towards Warner Bros. Studio to take "The Making of Harry Potter" tour. Located in former aircraft hangars in the residential district of Leavesden, the unique attraction recreates the magic of Harry Potter and all your favorite characters. Board the original "Hogwarts Express" train at a recreation of Platform 9¾, and explore the inside of the train carriage featured in the films. Take a selfie with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the station's brick wall. The studio staff will reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets and unveil the intricate prosthetics and make-up that transformed actors into creatures in the blockbuster films. See sets from the original movies, and get a peek inside the college of Hogwarts during the 4-hour studio tour. Journey through attractions such as The Great Hall, Gryffindor Common, Hagrid's Hut, the Weasleys' kitchen, and the Ministry of Magic. Take a tour of the backlot and a special effects tour, see a model of Hogwarts Castle, and much more. Depart the Studios and journey to Oxford to explore the real college buildings, including the medieval Divinity School. Upon arrival in the university city founded in 1167, take a guided tour of the historical center and admire some of the most famous college buildings, cloisters, and quadrangles. Delve down alleyways and into chapels, look inside dining halls and across cobblestone squares under the shadows of the legendary "dreaming spires." Enter the hallowed heartland of academia, including the Bodleian Library, Radcliff Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, and other select colleges.

Harry Potter film locations Tour in London

2. Harry Potter film locations Tour in London

Put your cloaks, glasses, and hats on grab your wands, and off we go. Sit back and relax in your iconic London taxi cab and set off down the streets of London in search of Harry Potter facts and locations. The 3-hour private tour is a treasure chest of top Potter sights, with Harry quizzes to keep you on your toes. See Gringot’s Bank, and walk over the Knight Bus bridge. Stroll to the Leaky Cauldron from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,” and stand at the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Take souvenir photos of the Third Hand Book Emporium. See the bridge destroyed by Death Eaters in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” and trace the broomstick flight down the Thames that Harry took in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Your guide will present photos of the props used at King’s Cross Station for the Ministry of Magic and Platform 9 ¾, and add in some special surprises worthy of a wizard.

London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

3. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

Start at the Monument to the Great Fire of London, discover how a baby dragon destroyed 80% of London, how magic was used to put out the fire, and how an innocent muggle was accused of starting the fire. After this, marvel at the stunning Victorian Leadenhall Market, a famous filming location thanks to its beautiful neo-gothic architecture, stunning color scheme, and cobblestone streets, and hear how dragons have a special place in the heart of modern-day London. Next, cross London Bridge and take in the sights, such as the Shard, The Tower of London, and HMS Belfast. Whilst on the bridge, hear how a daring driver crossed Tower Bridge in a double-decker bus as it was opening, with the bus full of passengers. Stroll along the river Thames visiting some of Bankside's most famous muggle and magical attractions, including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where some of the most powerful words in the English language have been performed on stage. Walk across Millennium Bridge and take a moment to close your eyes and feel the bridge swaying in the breeze. Once across the bridge, learn why it sways, and why death eaters attacked the bridge in the opening moments of The Half-Blood Prince. Carry on to St Paul's Cathedral and listen to how this site of religious worship goes back to the Romans, how the medieval church was once used as a stable, and how it survived the bombings of the London Blitz. Find out which famous wizards stood on the roof of this iconic building. From here, take either a bus or the train, with your guide, and journey from the City of London to the neighboring City of Westminster. Once in the City of Westminster, visit some of the magical places which inspired the writer J. K. Rowling to create the magical world of Harry Potter. Along the way, see Trafalgar Square and identify some of the fantastic beasts which live here, and how and why the square was used for the Harry Potter film premieres. Finally, explore some of the City of Westminster's most memorable filming locations from the Harry Potter film series before taking the underground train to visit Kings Cross, home of Platform 9 and 3/4.

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What people are saying about The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

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Very nice tour, our guide was very helpful and sharing with us a lot of information. We were at studios allmost as the first group at the entrance so no big waiting lines. Children were just thrilled seeing all the scenes from a movie. Afterwards in Oxford also a places to bee seen and receiving a lot of useful information. We also saw typical english wedding and Oxfotd graduates ( been there on a date of graduation - was a bit crowded).

Les studios sont superbes un incontournable pour les fans d Harry Potter! Oxford est une très jolie ville la visite guidée est sympa mais un peu dommage de ne pas faire plus de lieux de tournage nous ne sommes rentrés que dans « l infirmerie/salle de bal » et nous n avons rien visité d autre

Fantastic ride. It took us inside the production and behind the scenes of the film. I highly recommend it despite the high price.

The very attentive guide. The distribution of the day was great and the bus very comfortable.

Great insights, immaculate driving, very pleasant!