If you are considering our Harry Potter Walk in London tour, read on to learn about some of the magical locations. You will get to see the London streets with a new angle with all detailed information and amazing scenes. You can visit the prominent locations by which Harry Potter films and books were written due to the inspiration of these locations.
Explore the facts and get amazing knowledge about Harry Potter and enjoy the tour guide to get inspired by the ideas to visit that place. But the question is what you can see on a Harry Potter walk?
Best Things To See On A Harry Potter Walk
Many locations have been shown in the Movie but we will help you to visit the most beautiful and iconic ones to complete the tour excitement.
The Millennium Bridge was used in place of the Brockdale Bridge in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In the long list of locations, Millennium Bridge is a deadly place for daydreamers. But in real life, the bridge is still so strong and quiet handling people visiting here. The best view you can get is from the right of the bridge from where Paul’s Cathedral can be seen with enlightened mesmerizing scenes. It’s said that when the inauguration ceremony was held, the bridge was closed due to a huge influx of people. This could be the number one location to explore the Harry Potter walk.
Leadenhall Market’s beautifully covered pathways where used to film the Diagon Alley scenes in the first Harry Potter Film. If you remember, Hagrid and Harry walk through the market and then enter the Leaky Cauldron Pub through a blue door. Leadenhall Market is in Central London, on the edge of the financial district.. Leadenhall Market is one of the beautiful places in London where there are many things to enjoy and get the demandable scenes. In the 19th century, the market was built for wool, meat, and leather sales but the experts of today have converted it to the modern market. The location is also included in the Harry Potter film.
Platform 9 ¾ – King’s Cross Station
One of the most iconic locations is platform 9 ¾. Located in King’s Cross St Pancras station, today there is a luggage trolley stuck halfway between the wall on the platform. This is the best spot to get a great photo of yourself as you imagine heading off to the magical wizarding world yourself! The filming took place on platforms 4 and 5 in reality.
St. Pancras Station
St Pancras International rail-station is used as the backdrop when Harry arrives at so called ‘Kings Cross’ to catch the Hogwarts train. Also this location was where the magical Ford Anglia takes to the skies in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. St. Pancras is close to Kings Cross so worth the short walk.
Entrance to the Ministry of Magic
Great Scotland Yard is a street in Westminster and was used as the entrance to the Ministry of Magic. The location appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and also in Deathly Hallows Part 1. The telephone box which was used for transportation for CGI, so you won’t find the telephone box at this location.
The the exterior of the building is located on Claremont Square in the London Borough of Islington. 12 Grimmauld Place was the home of the Black Family and the Order of the Phoenix HQ. The internal shots where filmed in the studio. The nearest tube station is Angel. This location is featured in both Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Gringotts Wizarding Bank
You can see the external building used for the scene when Harry and Hagrid go to Gringotts in the first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Sadly the building is not open to the public but you can see the entrance and just about get a sneak peek inside.
Piccadilly Circus was used as the filming location in the film when Ron, Hermione, and Harry narrowly avoided being hit by a London bus. Iconic and world famous, Piccadilly Circus is a hugely busy location but definitely a must on any tour of Harry Potter in London. Piccadilly Circus is actually a road junction and public space of London’s West End in the City of Westminster. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. This area now connects Piccadilly, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, the Haymarket, Coventry Street (onwards to Leicester Square) and Glasshouse Street. The location is close to all the major shopping outlets and entertainment in the West End of London. Famed for looking similar to New York City’s Times Square, due to its video display and neon signs mounted on the corner building on the northern side. Surrounded by several notable buildings, including the London Pavilion and Criterion Theatre. You can discover the history of Piccadilly Circus here.
Reptile House, London Zoo
The scene where all the audience knew that Harry can speak Parseltongue was filmed in Reptile House In London Zoo. The snake was in the scene. If you want to visit the nature exploring location which was shown in Harry Potter, you can go through and spend a few hours in this Reptile House where you can see nature created things.
A great scene in Prisoner of Azkaban is when Harry’s riding through London on the Knight Bus. The vehicle magically flattens to fit through two double decker buses. The scene was filmed on Lambeth Bridge. The bridge is pretty impressive and worth a visit. The bridge has a footpath so you can walk the exact same route that the Knight Bus went. It’s a great location for views of the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.
Warner Bros’ Harry Potter Studio
After ending the shooting of the film, Harry Potter, many relevant stakeholders were out of sight. But some people, realizing the importance of a studio, converted it to a tourist destination. So today you can visit the Warner Bros’ studio to see many of the film props and settings.
Fans of Harry Potter can visit these film shooting locations on tour with us. Along the way you will also see many of London landmarks and attractions across the capital. Iconic sites including St Paul’s Cathedral the Tate Modern and much more. Book today for a great day out in London:
Wizards London Walk – Guided Tour of Harry Potter London locations