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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

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What people are saying about London

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21,815 reviews

The tour was interesting and the guide (Nick) was very friendly, informative and amusing. It is a good way to see some of the Harry Potter locations and inspirations and to see parts of London we might not otherwise see.

I visited Harry Potter Studios mostly for my little girl, who was turning 10. I had neither read the books nor seen the films, but the very interesting visit made me want to immerse myself in it ...

We had a fantastic guide (Jack) who was really engaging, knowledgeable and also very funny. My children, aged 9 and 6, also really enjoyed the tour and particularly loved the quiz questions.

Great fun the kids absolutely loved Nic, not just Harry Potter local history as we walked round, fun games and re-enactments, would definitely recommend

Very kind and some funny theatrical examples were shown to describe what scene took place at the location