Guided tour

London: Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

London: Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

Activity provider: London Top Sights Tours
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 18.73 per person

Visit different Harry Potter film location sites and see buildings that inspired the books by JK Rowling on a walking tour of London. Attempt to enter the Ministry of Magic, shop for chocolate frogs and butter beer, and much more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the film location sites from the Harry Potter movies
  • Visit the graphic designers' gallery where the movie sets were made
  • Attempt to enter the Ministry of Magic
  • Shop for chocolate frogs and butter beer
Full description

Discover more than 10 movie locations and several sites that inspired JK Rowling's famous Harry Potter books on a small group or private walking tour of London. Take souvenir photos of Platform 9¾ at King's Cross Train Station and then head to Leicester Square to visit a shop that made all the paper props used in the films. Learn about the different location sites of the area.

Continue to London Bridge to discover the Leaky Cauldron and Millennium Bridge – nicknamed the Wobbly Bridge – that crosses the River Thames from St. Paul's Cathedral to the Tate Modern. Along the way, see buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing the best-selling books.

Includes
  • Harry Potter guide
  • Guided walking tour
  • Oyster Card for the underground
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the bottom of the steps leading up to the Parcel Yard. The steps are located opposite the Potter shop (The shop is called Platform 9 3/4).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a group walking tour of no more than 15 adults. You can also book it as a private option
  • A moderate walking ability is required (3 hours of walking)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a topped up Oyster Card or Travel Card
  • Tour departs punctually. Please arrive 10 minutes early
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 588 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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This was super fun for Harry Potter nerds such as myself! You get to see many of the inspirations for studio-built locations in the movies, such as Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley, and actual filming locations which our guide Sarah showed to us in movie clips along the way. You start out in King's Cross station at Platform 9 3/4 - arrive at least an hour early if you want a photo though, as there was a considerable queue. We took the tube twice, to Leicester Square and to London Bridge, so I got to see some London neighborhoods I hadn't been to before. A very fun afternoon!

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May 9, 2022

We had Sarah as our guide and she was fantastic! Really engaging, very knowledgeable and also lots of fun facts thrown in. We had a real diverse mix in our group and everyone was engaged and interested the whole time. My daughter loved it. It’s tough going on the feet if you’re not used to walking for hours but you get to see so much and learn about the film locations it’s a small price to pay. Would definitely recommend. A fab way to see London. All the main sights and also learn about some of the behind the scenes magic of Harry Potter.

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May 8, 2022

Not the biggest HP fan, but nice to walk around the city and have the locations pointed out to you. The guide shows a movie scene and then explains the location context. The tour takes 3+ hrs incl a 20min break to get a quick snack and/or buy some HP souvenirs.

May 5, 2022

Product ID: 187638