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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

1. Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with weird and wonderful trivia all along the way.  Meet your guide and start your adventure by finding out which Hogwarts House you belong in. Compete against other Houses in an interactive quiz as you see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling, from Shakespeare's Globe to the London alleys that inspired Knockturn Alley. Highlights include passing The Leaky Cauldron, the secret wizarding inn. Explore the real Diagon Alley, where Harry buys his first wand. Even see the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".  For part of your guided tour, choose to either take the London Underground or a short boat trip down the Thames. Both options follow this itinerary:  1. Southwark Cathedral 2. Borough Market 3. The Golden Hinde 4. Winchester Palace 5. The Clink Prison Museum 6. Shakespeare's Globe 7. Millennium Bridge 8. Daniel Radcliffe's School 9. The London Eye 10. River Thames 11. Sherlock Holmes' Pub 12. Great Scotland Yard 13. Gringotts Wizarding Bank 14. The world's smallest police station 15. Trafalgar Square 16. Knockturn Alley 17. Diagon Alley 18. Palace Theatre

Shakespeare in London 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

2. Shakespeare in London 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a unique half-day walking tour and experience all things Shakespeare! With your local English guide you’ll visit the famous Ferryman's Seat, the site of the Rose Theatre, the site of the original Globe Theatre, and the ruins of Winchester Palace. Walk by the historic Clink Prison and by Southwark Cathedral, with its stained-glass Shakespeare window. You’ll also enjoy the official in-house tour of the Globe Theatre. Let your entertaining tour guide show you the lanes walked by Shakespeare in the old Southbank pleasure district, church pews where he worshiped, and pubs where he drank with his fellow actors. You’ll stop at the half-way point at the smart café located in the Cathedral, for a bit of a rest and to enjoy tea, coffee, and pastries. You'll then work your way back from the Cathedral towards Sam Wanamaker's amazing recreation of the Globe Theatre, where there'll be time to enjoy their official guided tour. Afterwards you can enjoy the exhibition area of the theater at your leisure.

London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

3. London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

Discover the wicked history of London. Explore famous sights and hidden gems with your bewitching guide on this alternative walking tour! Are you ready to learn historical facts? Are you ready to be thoroughly entertained? Join this spellbinding experience that takes you from London Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your costumed witch-guide will enchant you on this journey into the past. Lend your ears to tales of the unexpected, stories of London’s real-life witches & the great injustices that befell them. Scuttle across the cobbles as you uncover the truth about Joan Peterson, "The Witch of Wapping”, innocent or guilty? you decide. What of Jinny Bingham, did she deserve the nickname “Mother Damnable”...? and who was the real “Last Witch”? You will emerge from the murky shadows of London Bridge and skirt the edges of Borough Market. Follow closely on the heels of your witch guide as you twist and turn your way past an ancient ship, and a ruined Palace. Hurry along the infamous and dreaded Clink Street. Marvel at the breathtaking, iconic landmarks across the river Thames and pass by a dramatic Elizabethan playhouse. Stick close to your coven as you traverse the Thames towards the imposing St. Paul’s Cathedral on this journey packed with entertainment and history. In a tour that brings together history, magic, and a sense that we can learn from the past, you are sure to fall in love with this historic part of the city, its hidden gems and its fascinating (sometimes chilling) history! You may even visit some famous filming locations from Harry Potter along the way!

London: Harry Potter Walking Tour and Clink Prison Visit

4. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour and Clink Prison Visit

Join a guided walking tour in London and explore more than 10 movie locations and several sites that inspired JK Rowling's famous Harry Potter books. See King's Cross Station, London Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and much more. Then, end your tour with a visit to the Clink Prison Museum. Meet your guide at King's Cross Station outside the famous Platform 9¾ before heading to Leicester Square to visit a shop that made all the paper props used in the films. Continue to London Bridge and discover the Leaky Cauldron and Millennium Bridge, which was used in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This famous bridge runs across the Thames and connects St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern. Continue your tour through London and visit some of the locations that inspired JK Rowling as she was writing the books. Marvel at Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, and more. Finally, head to the Clink Prison Museum. Experience the ghastly attractions and learn the grim history of this medieval prison that served as the inspiration for Azkaban.

London Crimes & Punishment Walking Tour

5. London Crimes & Punishment Walking Tour

This private walking tour might not take you to many of the big tourists sights and famous buildings (though you'll see a few) but what it will do is take you to is to real London.  Sometimes a scary London, full of history of murders, dark deeds by criminals and often even more horrendous tortures and executions by the State. This tour will cover a number of neighborhoods, all of different characteristics and historical time periods.  You'll will start off in the heart of the East End and visit one of the most notorious pubs where The Krays famously and violently ruled the roost in the heart of the old East End (of London). Not too far away you will go back in time almost a century and you will retread the footsteps of Jack The Ripper and his victims whilst visiting and learning about the feared Workhouses that so many lived in and so many were trapped in. From there you will head towards Smithfields, home of many a famous and bloody execution.  Stopping briefly at the beautiful St. Bartholomews church, you'll then visit the shrine of William Wallace (Braveheart) where he was put to death in one of the most horrible ways imaginable. Onwards you'll go to the site of the old Newgate prison where people awaited their trials and deaths for centuries and you will stand on the spot where many of the executions were enacted. The Old Bailey is famous in the U.K. for being the court that holds many of the most infamous trials both now and then and you'll get to see one of the oldest courts in the world as you make our way towards St. Pauls and across the river where the notorious Clink Prison awaits us. Finally, you will pass through the maze of alleys around Borough Market and the setting for the poverty-stricken world of Charles Dickens before finishing on the site of the old Debtors Prison which influenced that Victorian writer in the most stark ways.

London: Harry Potter Movie & Book Locations Walking Tour

6. London: Harry Potter Movie & Book Locations Walking Tour

Join our award-winning walking tour for chance to discover magical London as you’ve never seen it! With a swish and a flick, you’ll be following in the footsteps of the wizarding world’s favourite trio, exploring film and inspiration locations from the Harry Potter series. Start off with us in Leadenhall market and uncover where a secret wizarding pub might lurk, before trying not to get lost down the dark, twisting alleyways of old London. Learn about goblins, why 7 is the most magical number, the Geometric staircase of St. Paul’s, and having to go to math class in wizard outfits – all from our charming, (extremely nerdy!) tour guides. Cross the famous Millennium Bridge – a casualty of dark magic – learn how Shakespeare is connected to J.K. Rowling, and, finally, finish up at the amazing Borough Market, having spent an enchanting few hours listening to the best behind-the-scenes stories. With Tour for Muggles, your mischief is guaranteed, and a magical tour certainly managed! See you soon!

Private Full Day Tour – Fast Track Tower of London and Lunch

7. Private Full Day Tour – Fast Track Tower of London and Lunch

Discover the most important spots in London on this complete Private Full-Day Tour. Enjoy its history, culture, gastronomy, and local life, as well as secret places that only a local can show you. Visit Roman Ruins and discover the incredible St Paul's Cathedral. Cross the Thames River through its wonderful bridges. Admire the Shakespeare Globe Theatre where the prestigious writer performed his plays. Visit two of the most beautiful markets and experience daily life as a local. One is specialized in food, the other has a beautiful Victorian style, famous for being part of the Harry Potter saga. Then have lunch. Enjoy English Gastronomy in one of its mythical pubs. Local beer is waiting for you. Admire how modern and older architecture blends together. Visit a beautiful gothic church in ruins, due to WWII. Take pictures from the London Bridge, then visit the Towers of London declared World Heritage.  Get your pre-booked tickets and audio guide in your language from your local host. Explore this medieval jewel, with no time limit. The towers, palaces, crown jewels, walls, and chapels are waiting for you. Learn all the insights you need to make the most of your days exploring the city.

London: Top 20 Sights Walking Tour and Clink Prison Entry

8. London: Top 20 Sights Walking Tour and Clink Prison Entry

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, on selected days you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Go to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Then, go down into the depths of the Clink, the UK's oldest prison, to learn about the raucous, unruly and wicked inhabitants, ranging from debtors, harlots, heretics, drunkards and even religious adversaries. Hear horrible histories and terrible tales of crimes and famed prisoners, see archaeological artifacts and handle old-style torture devices that would have been used to torment and punish prisoners. See 20 sights in 1 day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • London Bridge • Southwark Cathedral • The Shard (tallest skyscraper in the EU) • HMS Belfast (Second World War Battleship) • Square Mile • Tower Bridge • Tower of London

London: Shakespeare's City Exploration Game

9. London: Shakespeare's City Exploration Game

Solve puzzles and ponder over clues as you explore London's connection to William Shakespeare. Learn fascinating facts about the city and the famous writer as you work through the game's story. Go to the London Bridge underground station to start your adventure. Admire London Bridge while you're there. Find out the next location as you solve each clue. Use the app's built-in navigation feature to get around. See the famous Old Globe Theater and The Rose. Visit a notorious spot once known for bear-baiting and bullfights. Explore at your own pace with the ability to pause the game and resume at any time. Finish your tour at Saint Mary Aldermanbury Garden.

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What people are saying about Clink Prison Museum

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The tour with Marvin was just great from start to finish! He told us a lot about the Harry Potter filming locations in a very entertaining and funny way. There were other historical facts as well. The quiz was great and the Harry Potter film excerpts were great too.

We enjoyed the tour, thx a lot! The (public) boat-transport was not available, but the guide made the best out of the situation and switched to tube. Anyways, we visited all we wanted, our daughter was more than happy!

Florine our guide was able to take us into the magical world of Harry Potter... Interesting for children and adults alike, the short walk on the Thames is a plus

Nice discovery of London and filming locations of the Harry Potter saga in the city with Anaïs. I recommend !!

It was an amazing tour. We have seen mich interesting things about the Harry Potter world.