Experience the world of wizardry on a tour of London's Harry Potter filming locations. Cruise through the city in your very own private vehicle and visit cinematic landmarks such as Number 12, Grimmauld Place, Diagon Alley and Platform 9¾. Along the way, enjoy insider stories about the making of the Harry Potter films and visit famous locations that inspired the epic series. Hear insider gossip about the films from an expert Harry Potter guide driver. Visit film locations like Number 12, Grimmauld Place – used in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Pose for pictures at Platform 9 ¾ while imagining Harry running through the wall in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone See countless London landmarks that inspired J K Rowling to write her acclaimed Harry Potter novels
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Stop At: London, London, England
Relive the magic of harry Potter by visiting famous filming locations in London
The magical ride starts from Westminster and then Drive over the bridge where the ‘Knight’ Bus squeezes between 2 London red buses in The Prisoner of Azkaban. *Drive the route that Harry flies in The Order of the Phoenix enroute to 12 Grimauld Place. *Visit the florist, which was the first of the secret entrances to the Leaky Cauldron Pub as well as the opticians, which was the second secret entrance. *Visit the real life market that was the inspiration for Diagon Alley. *Walk across the bridge that collapses in the opening scene of Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince *Visit the building that was used for the interior of Gringott’s Bank. *Visit the entrance to the Magical Ministry used in the films. *Visit Platform 9 and ¾ - Be careful it moves about! There may also be more than one!? *End tour with a visit to London Zoo and its reptile house. This is where Harry finds out he can speak Slithering, the language of snakes. Dependent on time,
Duration: 4 hours
Pass By: Westminster, Victoria Street at Parliament Square, London SW1P 3PA England
*Start Tour from Westminster Station
*Drive over the bridge where the ‘Knight’ Bus squeezes between 2 London red buses in The Prisoner of Askaban.
*Drive the route that Harry flies in The Order Of The Phoenix en route to 12 Grimauld Place.
Stop At: Cecil Court, Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London England
HOW TO FIND DIAGON ALLEY
There are two contenders here for the REAL Diagon Alley and many Potter fans are split as to which is the ‘real’ Diagon Alley.
Fortunately, both are very centrally located near Leicester Square.
First is Cecil Court and the second is Goodwin court
In the wizarding world, The Leaky Cauldron (which holds the entrance to Diagon Alley) sits just off Charing Cross Road.
In our world, Charing Cross Road is known for its multitude of bookshops – many of which specialise in magic and the occult.
It’s clear to see why J. K. Rowling decided that the entrance to Diagon Alley would be here!
There are also two locations used for the door to Diagon Alley, one in Leadenhall Market and the other in Borough Market.
Given the items that line the storefronts, the tarot card readers that work here and the magical lamps running down the centre of the alleyway, this is definitely a contender to be the real deal.
Take a walk to discover all the above places and take pictures.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England
• Horseguards Avenue (Ministry of Magic Staff Entrance as seen in Deathly Hallows Part 1)
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England
Steel suspension bridge for pedestrians"Stop At: Millennium Bridge 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. This is perfect place to take some picture of St Paul's Cathedral Duration: 30 minutes"
Elegant steel suspension footbridge crossing the Thames from the Tate Modern to St Paul's Cathedral.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: The London Bridge Experience, The Rennie Vaults 1 Tooley Street The Rennie Vaults, London SE1 2PF England
8 Stoney St
"Pass By: London Bridge, London, England 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.""
"Pass By: London Bridge, London, 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
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH England
Museum · The Queen's WalkFloating museum on Royal Navy cruiser"Pass By: Southwark, London, England 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."
9-deck WWII warship-turned-museum with naval guns, permanently moored on the Thames.
Bridge · Tower Bridge Rd
"Pass By: Tower Bridge, London, England 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."
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: King's Cross Station, Euston Road, London NW1 2AL England
Located in London’s King’s Cross Station, the barrier between platforms 9 and 10 holds the secret entrance to the magical platform that can only be accessed by running straight ahead – directly into the barrier.
This takes wizards and witches out of the ‘muggle’ world and into the magical world where they can pick up the Hogwarts Express, the red steam-engine train that will speed them up to Scotland to Hogwarts.
For all witches and wizards, their first entrance into the world of Hogwarts comes as soon as they step through the barrier onto Platform 9 and 3/4.
It’s also worth noting that it was near this platform where Harry Potter first met Ron and the entire Weasley gang!
The inspiration for Platform 9 and 3/4
HOW TO GET TO PLATFORM 9 3/4
full details will be provided in the itinerary which will be handed to you by your driver, before the start of the tour
Duration: 30 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Stroller accessible
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
- Private transportation
- WiFi on board
- single-use masks and gloves
- Site entry
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