Want to explore London like a wizard? Attention all witches and wizards alike– here is a comprehensive guide from actual filming sites and the best Harry Potter activities to do in London.
There is no shortage of things to do in London and what’s not better to do than to feel the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with this curated itinerary just for you!
7.) Explore Diagon Alley
Address: Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT, United Kingdom
You can find Diagon Alley’s actual filming location at the ever-quaint Leadenhall Market. This market is said to have been running since the 14th century and not only it is a relic of history in London it’s also home to Leaky Cauldron no Muggle seems to ever notice.
Head around the way to Old Tom’s Bar. Its entrance is sneaky, and you get to hide underneath Leadenhall Market while enjoying the best beers in town.
6.) Practice Parseltongue in the Reptile House
Address: Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY, United Kingdom
Come visit the Reptile House at the London Zoo to see where Dudley got stuck behind the glass while the snake slithered away. But don’t worry, there will be no snakes getting out for sure!
5.) Get THE Platform 9¾ photo
Address: Euston Rd, London N1 9AL, United Kingdom
Taking THE photo of this iconic station is part of every Potterhead’s bucket list for sure! London’s King’s Cross Station gives every Potterhead the chance to take that first step on a magical journey to Hogwarts.
4.) Rest in Gryffindor’s Common Room
Have you ever wished that you can experience what’s it like to sleep like a Gryffindor? The Georgian House perfectly captures the magical ambiance of Hogwarts.
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3.) Have a Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
If you are the ultimate Harry Potter fan (in which case you certainly are), you definitely should spend a day exploring the secrets behind filming the cinematic masterpiece. On the studio tour, you can have a spell-binding afternoon and have the chance to see the costumes, props, and sets in the movie.
You can book an admission here! They often sell out so, book in advance to secure a spot.
2.) Shop at House of MinaLima
Address: 157 Wardour St, London W1F 8WQ, United Kingdom
House Mina Lima is a mesmerizing temple of all Harry Potter graphic art. Here, you can peruse bewitching galleries of the official graphic designers behind the film. Are you also looking for awesome souvenirs or just simply add official Harry Potter merch to your collection? Mina Lima has a store filled with art prints, books, stationery, and many more!
1.) Play Quidditch At Alnwick Castle
You’re in for a treat in this iconic castle where most Hogwarts students practice flying their broomsticks! The halls and grounds in this magnificent castle have been a filming site for most of the shots you can see in the movies. If you want a convenient way to get there, you can book a guided tour here.
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