Harry Potter London Movie Locations Tour

London is a paradise for filmmakers and any die-hard Harry Potter-Fans. Are you ready to visit the iconic locations of the Harry Potter film series in London? This tour is made for true Potterheads.

Along the route of this Harry Potter London Movie Locations Tour, you’ll have plenty of chances to take lots of pictures and see the film locations up-close with us! Get your camera and follow the footsteps of Harry Potter with our professional guidance.

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1. St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel / Flying Ford Anglia

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel / Flying Ford Anglia
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel / Flying Ford Anglia

The tour begins at King’s Cross, the front gate of St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel where Harry and Ron took Mr Weasley’s flying Ford Anglia in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

You will also learn the history of this magnificent Hotel during the tour. St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is the second marvel of British architecture, known as the Cathedral of railways. It’s a monument that turns London into a modern metropolis today.

2. King's Cross / Platform 9¾

King's Cross / Platform 9¾
King's Cross / Platform 9¾

In the world of the wizards, Harry and his friends enter the platform 9¾ by dashing through a brick wall. Platforms 9 and 10 are now separated by tracks in the actual King’s Cross, but the good news is platform 9¾ is right in the heart of Kings Cross Station. Here you can pretend to push an old-time trolley full of luggage through the magical wall on the way to Hogwarts. (Waiting time can take up to 90 minutes!)

3. Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾

Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾
Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾

Whilst others are waiting on the photo line at Platform 9¾, Fans can stroll in Harry Potter’s Shop in King’s Cross Station. This lovely shop is the official home of Harry Potter’s Wizarding World merchandise, souvenirs and collectables in London. Many of products are exclusives, and can only be found here and you will love this store.

4. Leadenhall Market / The Leaky Cauldron

Leadenhall Market / The Leaky Cauldron
Leadenhall Market / The Leaky Cauldron

It’s time to visit the Entrance to the Leaky Cauldron in London’s pretty Leadenhall Market. You will realize that the store is actually an optician. Leadenhall Market is a covered market in the City of London, designed in 1881, with cheesemongers, butchers, florists, and some commercial retailers.

Harry Potter and Rubeus Hagrid passed through Leadenhall Market on their way to the Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley on 31 July 1991. This is the birthday of the writer J.K. Rowling and also when Harry found out he was a wizard.

5. Monument to the Great Fire of London

With a very short walk, we shall visit the Monument and climb the stairs. Why? So that you can see both Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast. You will remember both sites from when Harry Potter flies over the Thames in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It’s an optional extension if you require.

Before you visit Westminster Tube Station, you will go to the Millennium Bridge that was destroyed by Death Eaters and Fenrir Greyback. You will also be able to see Tate Modern there.

The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a Doric column situated near the northern end of London Bridge. Commemorating the Great Fire of London, it stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 feet (ca. 62 m) in height and 202 feet west of the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666.

6. Australia House / Gringotts Bank Exterior

Australia House / Gringotts Bank Exterior
Australia House / Gringotts Bank Exterior

Close to Temple station you will find Gringotts Wizarding Bank where dozens of goblins work under cobwebbed chandeliers. It’s actually the Australia House in Strand that we see in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The High Commission of Australia in London is the diplomatic mission of Australia in the United Kingdom. It is located in Australia House and it was Australia’s first diplomatic mission and is the longest continuously occupied diplomatic mission in the United Kingdom.

7. Westminster Station

Westminster Station
Westminster Station

We pass Westminster Tube Station where Mr Arthur Weasley struggles to pass through the gates on the way to the Ministry of Magic. The station was closed for the very first time when this scene was shot.

8. Scotland Place / Ministry of Magic

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

A short walk through London’s landmark will bring us to the entrance of the Ministry of Magic again from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. You will realize that there is no red telephone box and public toilets where they flushed themselves but you know that, they were there and it’s the entrance of the Ministry of Magic. Let’s explore together.

9. Horse Guards Building

Horse Guards Building from St James Park
Horse Guards Building from St James Park

If it fits our tour schedule, our guide will be very happy to take you to one of the best royal rituals in the city. Explore the official entrance to St James and Buckingham Palace since the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660.

Although Changing The Queen’s Lifeguard is not as well-known as Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, smaller crowds and no railings between you and the men and horses make it ideal for those with younger children and those looking for some amazing pictures.

The ceremony lasts about half an hour, and the mounted sentries change every hour during the day until 4:00 pm when a dismounting ceremony takes place.

10. Piccadilly Circus

Our final destination for today is vibrant Piccadilly Circus. This is where our hero trio goes on the Run from Death Eaters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry, Ron and Hermione apparated straight to Piccadilly Circus where our tour ends.

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