Harry Potter London Movie Locations Tour

London is a paradise for filmmakers and also for tourists as well as for any die-hard Potterhead with exciting adventures in the city. Ready to visit London’s inspirational iconic locations in the wizarding world of the Harry Potter film series? This tour is perfectly designed 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. C’mon, join us!

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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 Kings Cross, the front gate of St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel where Harry and Ron parked 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 by dashing through the Kings Cross’ 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 and, yes, there is a wall and a trolley where you can take awesome pictures. Hurrah!…

This famous Platform 9¾ in Kings Cross Station is where you pretend to push an old-time trolley full of luggage through the magical wall on the way to Hogwarts. As you do so, a camera will take your photo so remember to smile! (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, Potterheads can stroll in Harry Potter’s Shop in Kings 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 Leaky Cauldron in London’s pretty Leadenhall Market, Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley. You will realize that the store is an optician actually. Remember this is the iconic spot of the conversation between Harry and Hagrid: “Can we find all this in London?” “If you know where to go!”

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. It’s 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.

Actually, 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.

Constructed between 1671 and 1677, it was built on the site of St. Margaret’s, Fish Street, the first church to be destroyed by the Great Fire. The Monument comprises a fluted Doric column built of Portland stone topped with a gilded urn of fire. It was designed by Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke. Its height marks its distance from the site of the shop of Thomas Farriner (or Farynor), the king’s baker, where the blaze began. Hear the story of how London missed its opportunity to be a highly planned city of all times.

6. Australia House / Gringotts Bank Exterior

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

Being close to Temple station, you will go to Gringotts Wizarding Bank where dozens of goblins work under cobwebbed chandeliers. That’s the Australia House in Strand we see in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Today, Gringotts Wizarding Bank is 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

Time to 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 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 our tour schedule fits, our APTG qualified guides 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.

Lifeguards have stood guard at Horse Guards and ready to offer you a true British ceremony. 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 taking part 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, or half-hour in very cold weather during the day until 16:00 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 at Bill and Fleur’s wedding in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione apparated straight to Piccadilly Circus where our tour ends.

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