Harry Potter Bus Tour of London

Uncover the magical secrets of England’s capital on the Harry Potter Bus Tour of London. Explore the historic streets and iconic buildings that brought the Wizarding World to the big screen.

Traversing the hustle and bustle of London’s city centre, your guide will take you to the most famous locations from the 8 Harry Potter movies. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

Covid-19 safety measures

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As it has always been, the health & safety of our guests and team members remains our highest priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure you travel safety and provide maximum flexibility as the situation around Covid-19 continues to evolve. We have officially been given the green light and Good to Go accreditation by Visit Britain & Visit England, so we can now operate safely keeping you & our team healthy throughout. WE have a detailed plan to do so, issued below:

Brit Movie Tours recognises their responsibility to ensure that staff & suppliers (as well as guests) comply with health & safety legislation and maximise the safety of our clients & staff in relation to Covid-19.

In brief, we are making sure that all vehicles are cleaned to the highest standards, that all staff are trained (and re-trained when emerging or evolving information determines) and are provided with the right knowledge and equipment to carry out their duties effectively. Our new protocols to keep you healthy during our tours include:

  • Flexible booking options
  • Full internal sanitation/cleaning of all coach and taxi vehicles used on our tours
  • Social distancing rules & guidelines for walking tours
  • Complete staff & guide training to implement new protocols
  • Guides will ensure they are familiar with the most up-to-date public health guidelines and will adhere to these for the duration of the tour.
  • Guides will maintain government-recommended social distancing between themselves and clients at all times. On tours where the group includes different households, guides will encourage and help clients to adopt appropriate social distancing between each other too.
  • When guiding groups from different households, guides will follow government guidance to determine the maximum possible group size.
  • Guides will avoid shaking hands or any other physical contact with clients.
  • Guides will apply rigorous hygiene practices, including thoroughly cleaning and waiting for hands to dry before guiding, and use a personal hand sanitiser when this is not possible.
  • If requested, guides will consider wearing a mask or visor.
  • Guides will know where public toilets/hand-washing facilities/hand sanitiser points are available.
  • Guides will ensure they are fully aware of sites’ visited on tour and any specific Covid-19 requirements and comply with them.
  • Guides will be familiar with more crowded areas and will make best efforts to negotiate them, or if appropriate, avoid them.
  • Where appropriate, guides will liaise with coach companies and private vehicle companies and drivers to ensure vehicles have been thoroughly sanitised.

The result is a sanitised attraction but certainly not a sanitised experience! You are here to enjoy our fabulous tours, discover new places & experience an authentic destination. We believe that our new introductions to hygiene/cleaning will allow you to enjoy your visit to the full.

We feel it vitally important to have a strict cleaning protocol in place and that this is transparent.

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Highlights

  • Join the most comprehensive tour visiting Harry Potter film locations in London
  • Get a photo pushing a trolley through the platform wall at Platform 9¾
  • See where the Knight Bus squeezed through the oncoming double-decker buses in the third movie
  • Walk in the footsteps of Hagrid and Harry Potter to the entrance of the Leaky Cauldron
  • See the location used for the Gringotts Bank exterior

Tour details

Full description

The Harry Potter Bus Tour of London reveals the magical side of this muggle city.

You’ll also get plenty of chances to get off the bus, stretch your legs, and get up close and personal with your favourite landmarks. These include Old Scotland Yard, known to diehard fans as the visitor’s entrance to the Ministry of Magic. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, we see Harry and Mr Weasley come here ahead of Harry’s trial. The immediately-recognisable building has now become a popular photo stop for visitors.

Borough Market / Entrance to the Leaky Cauldron
Borough Market / Entrance to the Leaky Cauldron

You’ll also get to see Lambeth Bridge, which featured in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. After enduring an already bumpy ride, Harry nearly met his end when the Knight Bus faced off with two double-deckers while crossing this bridge. His panic was for nothing though, as the magical bus squeezed between the oncoming vehicles, unnoticed by any muggles.

Leadenhall is another popular filming location hidden among London’s winding streets. The Leaky Cauldron is located here in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We see Harry and Hagrid enter it in order to proceed on to Diagon Alley. This is the perfect opportunity for you to literally follow in Harry and Hagrid’s footsteps!

King's Cross Station / Platform 9¾
King’s Cross Station / Platform 9¾

Speaking of Diagon Alley, this tour also gives you the opportunity to visit Gringotts Bank. Australia House, where scenes for the bank were filmed, is in itself an important London landmark. It was opened by King George V himself in 1918.

As the tour comes to an end, your driver will take you to possibly the most famous Harry Potter location in London: Kings Cross Station. Here you’ll have the chance to grab a fun photo at the wall leading to Platform 9 ¾. Who knows, maybe your wizarding powers will even allow you to travel through to the other side.

Scotland Place / Ministry of Magic
Scotland Place / Ministry of Magic

The Harry Potter Bus Tour of London offers a chance to visit all of these locations and more! It also makes a stop at the official Warner Bros. store, where you can pick up some magical souvenirs! It really is the perfect day out for Harry Potter fans of all ages! Book now!

Locations (9)

3. Scotland Place / Ministry of Magic

Scotland Place, Visitors Entrance to Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter
Scotland Place, Visitors Entrance to Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter

Find the location used as the entrance to the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.

4. Lambeth Bridge / The Knight Bus

See where the Knight Bus squeezed through the oncoming double decker buses in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

6. Borough Market / The Leaky Cauldron

London’s Borough Market serves as the location of the Leaky Cauldron in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Dating back to the 12th century, its centuries-old buildings and bustling atmosphere make it the perfect place to hide a magical pub!

South of the Thames, and just a short distance from London Bridge tube station, Borough Market is the perfect place for any Potter fan to take a stroll and soak up the Wizarding World.

Walking along Stoney Street, make sure to stop at No.7, a small flower shop under the railway bridge called Chez Michele. This is the real-life location of the Leaky Cauldron. Also on Stoney Street, just next door at No.8, is another shopfront that might look familiar. This building was also used for the Third Hand Emporium and appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It was here that Harry first met the hapless Gilderoy Lockhart and the sinister Lucious Malfoy.

And while you’re here, make sure to explore all the wonderful things this market has to offer. Among the countless stalls you’ll be sure to find produce from far and wide. Whether you’re looking for fresh fruit, souvenirs to bring back home, or just a quick cup of coffee, the market has you covered!

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