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5 Magical Moments On A London Harry Potter Tour

The boy who lived, and ignited a generation of wizards! A trip to London isn't complete without searching out a few of your favorite wizarding world places. Grab some floo powder, and find the real-life locations of Diagon Alley and other Harry Potter haunts.

  • Platform 9 and 3/4

    1. Platform 9 and 3/4

    Head to King’s Cross, and push your cart and owl onto the platform just like Harry. Look for the queue of fellow First Years in the main departures hall.

  • The Great Hall

    2. The Great Hall

    The enchanted dining hall--recreated at Warner Bros. Studios--was inspired by the real dining hall at Oxford’s Christ Church College.

  • Hogwarts Express

    3. Hogwarts Express

    The real British steam locomotive (name: Olton Hall) is now a museum display at Warner Bros. Studios. All aboard for the 11 o'clock to Hogwarts!

  • The Leaky Cauldron

    4. The Leaky Cauldron

    Head to Leadenhall Market. At 42 Bull's Head Passage, you'll see a familiar-looking optician's shop (AKA: the entrance to The Leaky Cauldron!).

  • The Ministry of Magic

    5. The Ministry of Magic

    The exterior shots for the Ministry of Magic were filmed at its rather appropriate real-life counterpart: Great Scotland Yard.

Planning Your Visit

  • How far away from London is the Warner Bros. Studio?

    Warner Bros. Studio is located 20 miles north-west from central London, in Leavesden.

  • How do you get to the Warner Bros. Studio?

    The closest railway station is Watford Junction, a quick 20-minute train ride from London's Euston Station. There are also plenty of shuttle buses that leave from central London. Transportation to and from London is often included in a Warner Bros Studio tour, so check out all your options before you book.

  • Can you take a Harry Potter tour without leaving London?

    The world of Harry Potter is the world of London, meaning you can do a lot of sightseeing without ever leaving the city. Take a black cab or a night bus around town, and visit the film locations for the Ministry of Magic. And, of course, you can go to Kings Cross (a real-life train station) and take photos in front of Platform 9 and ¾.

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