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Pass By: Westminster, Victoria Street at Parliament Square, London SW1P 3PA England
Harry and Mr Weasley pass through Westminster Underground Station en route to Harry's hearing at the Ministry of Magic. As they exit the station, one of the ticket barriers gives Mr Weasley problems as he tries to exit through it. Harry, however, helps him pass through.
Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT FLIGHT OF THE ORDER
Having flown past Blackfriars Bridge, the members of the Order fly under Westminster Bridge and are then fly past the Riverside terrace of the Houses of Parliament, after which they ascend into the clouds and make a sharp right turn for the last leg of their journey.
Pass By: Lambeth Bridge, London England
LAMBETH BRIDGE THE KNIGHT BUS ROUTE
Having boarded the Knight Bus, Harry is whisked all over London. At one point, the bus drives over Lambeth bridge where it encounters two oncoming double-decker buses. The driver pulls a lever, causing the Knight bus to flatten and squeeze between the approaching vehicles.
Pass By: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England
GREAT SCOTLAND YARD RON KEEPS LOOK-OUT
Learning that they must enter the Ministry of Magic to acquire Dolores Umbridge's locket, Harry, Ron and Hermione decide to impersonate three Ministry employees, using Polyjuice Potion. The scene begins with Ron looking around this corner beneath the street sign.
SCOTLAND PLACE POLYJUICE POTION
It is outside these shutters that Hermione stuns Mafalda Hopkirk. They drag her into the loading bay behind the shutter where Albert Runcorn and Reg Cattermole are laid out. They then take the Polyjuice Potion and are transformed into the three Ministry employees.
GREAT SCOTLAND YARD MINISTRY OF MAGIC ENTRANCE
It was here that Harry and Mr Weasley enter the phone box to descend into the Ministry of Magic. However, there has never actually been a phone box at this junction; the one used in the film was a specially brought in prop that was taken away once filming had finished.
HORSEGUARDS AVENUE THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC
The staff entrance to the Ministry of Magic was a Gentlemen's toilet, which was, in fact, a prop erected here, where the lines are, for purposes of filming. It is here the employees enter the Ministry by the rather novel method of flushing themselves down the toilet!
Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England
TRAFALGAR SQUARE THE DEATH EATERS ATTACK
Suddenly, dark trails appear from the clouds and the Death Eaters swoop downwards onto the City below and twist across the sky. We see them, race past Nelson's Column, in Trafalgar Square, and then streak menacingly towards the National Gallery on the Square's north side.
CHARING CROSS ROAD THE DEATH EATERS JOURNEY
In the next scene, the Death Eaters streak past the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields - the tower of which is clearly visible - and then we watch as they twist their way along Charing Cross Road, passing the shops and Exit Three of Leicester Square Underground Station.
AUSTRALIA HOUSE GRINGOTTS BANK
The interior of Gringotts Bank, which Harry and Hagrid enter in order to access Harry's money, was, in fact, the interior of Australia House. Although it's not open to the public, you can look in through the door and recognise the chandeliers and the marble banking hall.
Pass By: Charing Cross Road, London England
ENTRANCE TO DIAGON ALLEY
Having passed Leicester Square station, the Death Eaters turn sharp right into Great Newport Street and then turn left through the narrow passage situated alongside number 12 Great Newport Street. It is via here that they enter Diagon Alley to kidnap Garrick Ollivander.
CECIL COURT DIAGON ALLEY
With its curious mixture of decidedly eccentric shops and its ambience that resonates with the feel of ages long passed, Cecil Court is considered to be a likely contender as the inspiration for Diagon Alley. One of the shops, Watkins, even sells dried Dragon's blood!
GOODWIN'S COURT DIAGON ALLEY
Although Cecil Court has the shops, nearby Goodwin's Court, with its bow-fronted windows and bygone ambience, most certainly gives the impression that it could well have provided the inspiration for Diagon Alley. It is so hidden that few Muggles actually notice it
Pass By: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England
HARRY, RON AND HERMIONE PICCADILLY CIRCUS
Following the attack by the Death eaters on Bill and Fleur's wedding, Harry, Ron and Hermione escape by apparating to Shaftesbury Avenue, arriving at its Piccadilly Circus end, where they are almost hit by an approaching 19 bus out of the path of which they quickly jump.
Pass By: Shaftesbury Avenue, London England
THE GAP STORE AGAINST THE RAILINGS
Having leapt out the path of the approaching number 19 bus, Harry, Hermione and Ron press themselves up against the railings that, at the time, were by the roadside outside the Gap store on Shaftesbury Avenue. Recent renovation has resulted in the removal of the railings.
SHAFTESBURY AVENUE HERMIONE AND HER PARENTS
They then walk along Shaftesbury Avenue, passing the line of grey, concrete columns and the silver tables outside the cafe. Ron asks where they are. Hermione tells him they are on Shaftesbury Avenue, adding that she used to come to the theatre here with her mum and dad.
THE TROCADERO ARCADE
THEY FORGOT HARRY'S BIRTHDAY
Having battled the two Death Eaters in the café, Harry Ron and Hermione are walking through this arcade when Hermione suddenly exclaims that they didn't celebrate Harry’s birthday. Harry responds that he appreciates the thought but they have bigger problems to deal with!
Stop At: Be At One Greek Street, 17 Greek Street, London W1D 4DR England
GREEK STREET HOUSE OF MINALIMA
Another must-do for all Harry Potter films is the magical House of MinaLima, located just behind the Palace Theatre. A cross between a shop and Diagon Alley and the interior of 12 Grimmauld Place, visitors can enjoy, and purchase, prints and posters from the films.
a shopping break and a chance to grab some lunch
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London SE1 9JE England
THE MILLENNIUM BRIDGE DEATH EATER DESTRUCTION
Their kidnap mission accomplished, the Death Eaters attack the Millennium Bridge, as terrified Muggles try to escape. As we watch, the metal of the bridge begins to twist and buckle, and the Muggles cling desperately to its railings before it collapses into the Thames.
St Paul's Cathedral, a chance to stop and walk across the bridge and take picture of St Paul's Cathedral a must for the selfie lovers
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England
STONEY STREET THE LEAKY CAULDRON
The location of the Leaky Cauldron was magically moved to Stoney Street, alongside Borough Market for this film. The Knight Bus pulls up by the railway bridge that passes over the street, causing car alarms to go off, and Harry climbs off and enters the Leaky Cauldron.
8 STONEY STREET
THIRD HAND BOOK EMPORIUM
As the Knight bus screeches to a halt outside the Leaky Cauldron, it shunts the back of a car parked in front of this shop, which, for the film, was renamed, "The Third Hand Book Emporium." The sign, which can be seen over the car, reads, "Old Rare Books Bought and Sold."
HMS BELFAST THE FLIGHT OF THE ORDER
Having swooped down from the clouds over Docklands, the members of the Order's Advance Guard fly along the Thames and head for Tower Bridge. Having passed it, they are then shown flying very close to the side of HMS Belfast, the grey battleship to the right of the photo.
Stop At: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England
CITY HALL THE MUGGLES LOOK OUT
In the film's opening sequence, Muggles are gathered around a table inside City Hall, the headquarters of the Greater London Authority, as the clouds darken above. They look round to see what is happening and then move to look out of the windows across the River Thames.
another spot for the selfie lovers
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 1LR England
LEADENHALL MARKET CHARING CROSS ROAD
Leadenhall Market, in the City of London, was used as Charing Cross Road, along which Harry and Hagrid make their way to the Leaky Cauldron. As they walk, Harry asks Hagrid, "Can you find all this in London?", to which Hagrid replies, "If you know where to go."
BULL'S HEAD PASSAGE THE LEAKY CAULDRON
What is now the Glass House Optician's Shop, in Bull's Head Passage, Leadenhall Market, was at the time an empty shop. The filmmakers, therefore, painted its exterior black and used its door as the entrance through which Harry and Hagrid step into the Leaky Cauldron.
Stop At: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road Kings Cross, London NW1 2AR England
RENAISSANCE HOTEL KING'S CROSS STATION
Although Harry Potter and his friends actually board the Hogwarts Express at King's Cross Station, the exterior shots of King's Cross Station were actually of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, which the filmmakers felt looked more like King's Cross than King's Cross did!
RENAISSANCE HOTEL THE WEASLEY PARKING SPACE
The Weasley family and Harry travel to King's Cross in the Ford Anglia on which Arthur Weasley has cast a spell to make it larger inside than outside. When they arrive, they park the car on the forecourt of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, to the right of the arch.
THE CLOCK TOWER ST PANCRAS STATION
Unable to pass through the wall to reach Platform 9¾, Harry and Ron return to the Ford Anglia. Ron then has the idea of using it to catch up with the Hogwarts Express, so they fly off over this clock tower over St Pancras Station, which again was used as King's Cross.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: King's Cross Station, Euston Road, London N1 9AP England
PLATFORMS 4 AND 5 PLATFORM 9¾
Although the Weasleys have no problem passing through the wall to reach Platform 9¾, Harry finds himself unable to do so. When his trolley simply crashed into the wall, a railway porter gives him a suspicious look. Harry tells him that he lost control of the trolley.
PLATFORMS 4 AND 5 PLATFORM 9¾
Although there is now a trolley embedded in the wall at the "supposed" location of Platform 9¾, at King's Cross, the actual wall through which the wizarding community passed in order to reach the Hogwarts Express was between Platforms 4 and 5 of King's Cross Station.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY England
REPTILE HOUSE LONDON ZOO
It was in London Zoo's Reptile House that the scene was filmed in which a Burmese Python speaks to Harry and he discovers that he can converse with snakes - or speak "Parseltongue." The enclosure that was used for the filming is, in fact, home to the Zoo's Black Mamba
This is the last stop of the Tour. Time permitting you may want to go inside the zoo or go back to your hotel
Duration: 1 hour
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- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
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- London Congestion Charge and ULEZ charge
- All parking charges
- Water Bottles for everyone
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- WiFi on board
- Entry/Admission - ZSL London Zoo
- Entrance fee to St Paul's Cathedral and London Zoo
- Site entrance fees
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