Guides London London for Harry Potter Fans: Film Locations & Attractions

London for Harry Potter Fans: Film Locations & Attractions

City Guide July 17, 2023

We solemnly swear we are up to (some) good with these film locations and Wizarding World Attractions! From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, this guide will take you on a journey through the streets of London, where the spirit of the Boy Who Lived lingers in every corner. Immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter and get ready to embark on spellbinding adventures in London.

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Platform 9¾ at King's Cross Station

Get your camera ready for this infamous photo op. Located in Kings Cross Station/ St. Pancreas, it’s one of the most convenient attractions to visit. As you arrive at the iconic station, keep your eyes peeled for the enchanting sight of the half-disappeared luggage trolley embedded in the wall.

If you don’t see the platform, you can look for a queue- but don’t worry, it goes by fast. After you “dash” through the platform, check out the gift shop to bring home some souvenirs. Make sure to visit Platform 9¾ during a station transfer or if you find some spare time before your Eurostar departure.

Location: Kings Cross Station

Hours: Open 7 days a week, 8:00-22:00

Price: Free!



Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Take a short trip from Central London to Leavesden, where the Warner Bros. Studio Tour awaits. Brace yourself for "The Making of Harry Potter" studio tour.

This is an absolute must-visit for any fan of the series. Step behind the scenes and discover the actual sets. From the awe-inspiring Great Hall to the bustling streets of Diagon Alley, you'll find yourself immersed in a different universe.

On the tour, you’ll closely examine the props and costumes used. With the guide, you’ll gain behind-the-scenes knowledge you won’t be able to gain elsewhere. Tickets for this experience sell out quickly, so reserve your tickets online with anticipation.

Location: Studio Tour Dr, Leavesden, Watford

Hours: 8:30 to 22:00. Times and duration will differ depending on the chosen ticket.

Price: Studio Tour tickets start at £51.50 per person, and children under 4 are free.

To book your tickets, click here.


Leadenhall Market

Welcome to a market with a rich history that spans back to the 14th century, a place that served as the backdrop for the iconic Diagon Alley scenes in the Harry Potter series. Here, you will be immersed in a world of charm and fascination.

Drop by to enjoy the classic, Victorian architecture or to do some back-to-school shopping, like Harry. While we can’t guarantee you’ll find the new Nimbus 2000 or Olivander’s Wand Shop, we can guarantee a culinary adventure like no other. So to the hungry Harry Potter fans, this one is for you.

Location: City of London

Working Hours: Weekdays from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm

Price: Free entry


The Reptile House at London Zoo

Pack your pocket-sized Parseltongue dictionary for this one. This remarkable destination holds the key to Harry Potter's astonishing ability to converse with serpents, and what better way to hone your own skills than through immersive practice?

Step into the Reptile House at the Zoo, where diverse reptiles surround you from across the globe. Unlock the secrets of Parseltongue, unleash your inner wizard, and create unforgettable memories. But please try to refrain from letting any reptiles out into the wild.

Fun fact: The enclosure filmed is actually home to the black mamba!

Location: Regent's Park, London

Hours: Open everyday 10:00-17:00

Prices: Tickets start at £31.00 per Adult


Millennium Bridge

As you walk by the Thames, you might be captivated by a series of bridges. Each one has its own rich history. The Millennium Bridge is amongst these. The bridge is featured as one of the Harry Potter filming locations in The Half-Blood Prince, where the Death Eaters launch a devastating attack on London, causing the Millennium Bridge to collapse in a spectacular display of dark magic.

But don’t worry, when you visit- you’ll find no signs of damage. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or enjoy a nicely built bridge, pin this sight onto your must-dos.

Location: Thames Embankment, London

Price: Free!


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

This story takes place 19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione's last adventure. You might have guessed it—it's a new generation of students who have just arrived at Hogwarts and are about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and this time you're coming along!

However, you'll be in the audience as muggles, unable to partake but only to observe. Sad, but imagine the liability! Nonetheless, it will undoubtedly be a magical ride filled with special effects, spectacular spells, and an epic battle.

The Times declares, "It is out of this world, it's magic, it's a hit." Purchase your tickets online in anticipation because they sell out fast!

Location: Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Price: Tickets start at £30

To view availability and book your tickets click here.


Harry Potter Walking Tour

If you’re looking to get some steps in, a Harry Potter walking tour is what you need. You can do it yourself or book a free walking tour online. On this walk, you’ll see the Ministry of Magic building up close and stand on the bridge that death eaters destroyed.

Many of the locations are within walking distance from each other, but others might be more accessible via tube. London has a rich history connected to Harry Potter. After the tour, you’ll be sure to gain a deeper understanding of the connections between the real world and the magical realm.

If you’re interested in a free tour, check out free tours by foot!


The Cauldron Pub

Welcome to the Cauldron Pub, the magical pub that will make all of your wizarding dreams come to life via wand and alcohol. Learn the art of mixology in a unique manner as you immerse yourself in the magic. Upon entering, you have bestowed a cloak and a welcome drink that you’ll pour with your wand. Magical innit?

After that, you are seated at a wand-interactive workstation where you will learn how to brew two molecular cocktails (or mocktails). The standard ticket includes three drinks, and the whole experience lasts just under two hours. The cauldron is inclusive to all and welcomes all ages & all dietary restrictions as well. And if you want to sip and not participate in the course, you can also do that!

Location: 5d Stoke Newington Rd, London

Hours: Tues to Thurs: 17:00- 22:00, Fri: 16:00-22:00, Sat: 13:00-22:00, Sun: 15:00-22:00

Price: From £26.39 for students and £35.99 for adults for the entire experience

Tip: Purchase extra drinks online for a discount. If you still need to, you can pay full price for additional drinks after the experience.


We have another perfect guide for Die-hard Harry Potter fans, thanks to which you can explore a magical gateway to a world of wizardry and wonder. Immerse yourself in the enchanting scenes where Hermione, Harry, and their friends embarked on their Hogwarts adventures. Visit the iconic Gringotts Bank and journey to the very studio where the movies came to life. This guide unveils a host of must-try experiences that will transport you straight into the heart of the beloved Harry Potter series, making it an unforgettable journey for every Potterhead!


House of MinaLima

MinaLima, the heart of Harry Potter, is located in the heart of Soho. MinaLima is a gallery and studio that houses the graphic art of the Harry Potter movies and Fantastic Beasts films.

The two designers- Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima- are the masterminds behind the infamous designs in the series. From the acceptance letters we all yearned to receive when we were 11 to Marauder’s detailed map of Hogwarts. Many prints and exclusive designs can be found here. So admire the memorabilia and take your time to roam freely.

Tip: Make sure to carve out some space in your luggage to make room for all the souvenirs you’ll be taking home!

Location: 157 Wardour St, Soho, London

Hours: 11:00-18:00 Daily; last entry is at 17:30

Price: Free entry!


Enigma Quests’ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Enigma Quests, situated in eastern London, presents an escape game that revolves around the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In this captivating experience, you'll have 60 minutes to conquer a final exam filled with intentionally placed obstacles aimed at hindering your success. Perfection is the goal, as average results are not accepted in this realm. Every aspect of this escape room has been meticulously crafted to transport you into the enchanting world of Harry Potter.

Teams typically consist of 3-5 individuals, although exceptions can be made for a brave duo. Gryffindors, we're specifically looking at you!

Location: 2-12 Wilson St, London EC2M 7LS

Price: From £105.00 for a group of 3

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