Experience some of the most iconic locations in London on this enchanting Harry Potter London walking tour. A 2.5 hour long walk led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide who really knows their Harry Potter trivia, this tour guarantees a splendid time for every fan! Here’s just a smattering of what you’ll get to see on this fascinating themed walking tour:
1. Diagon Alley
A cobblestoned alley that is the main shopping hub of the wizarding world, Diagon Alley is iconic for being home to the Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Ollivanders Wand Shop, where Harry was first introduced to the world of wizardry. Explore Leadenhall Market, the real-life location which was used to film parts of Diagon Alley in the films.
2. Gringotts Wizarding Bank
As the only bank of the wizarding world, Gringotts Wizarding Bank is exclusively run by goblins. Explore the building that was used to film its grand interiors, Australia House and discover its fabled history.
3. Platform 9 ¾
Dash your way into the magical realm of the wizarding world at the iconic Platform 9 ¾ at the real King’s Cross Station. Despite platforms 9 and 10 being separated by tracks, you will find a disappearing trolley along with Platform 9 ¾ written on the wall in the station concourse.
4. Warner Bros. Shop
Potterheads delight! Shop for exclusive official Harry Potter merchandise, souvenirs, collectibles and much more at the Warner Bros. Shop. Go ahead and treat yourself to a piece of magic!
5. Millennium Bridge
The backdrop to a nail-biting sequence in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the Millennium Bridge is a stunning steel suspension bridge located between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge. With a length of over a thousand feet, it is an absolute sight to behold.
6. Daniel Radcliffe’s school
Visit Daniel Radcliffe’s old school and walk along the same path as the star who brought Harry Potter to life!
7. Knockturn Alley
Join the dark side and shop for all your dark wizarding and witchcraft needs at Knockturn Alley! Practice dark magic with slug repellents, floo powders, or get extendable ears and more at Knockturn Alley.
8. Winchester Palace
Serving as the London townhouse for all the Bishops of Winchester, Winchester Palace dates back to the 12th century and is located in the London borough of Southwark. The Palace is under the care of the English Heritage.
9. Clink Prison
A 900-year old prison that operated from the 12th century until 1780, The Clink is possibly the oldest men’s and women’s prison in England. Explore its spooky origins on this walking tour.
10. Shakespeare’s Globe
A reconstruction of the world-renowned Globe Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe is a legendary performing arts venue and education center that is an absolute must-visit for fans of the Bard and literary lovers alike.
11. Southwark Cathedral
Lying on the south bank of the River Thames near London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral has been a place of worship for over a thousand years! The present building features the Gothic architecture dating back to the 13th century, with the nave being a 19th-century reconstruction.
12. 800-year-old Borough Market
One of the largest and oldest food markets in London, the Borough Market dates back to at least the 12th century. Shop from an assortment of delicious fruits, vegetables, cheeses and more.
13. St. Paul’s Cathedral
Sitting at the highest point in London, the St. Paul’s Cathedral has a storied history dating back to the 17th century. The second-largest cathedral in the United Kingdom, St. Paul’s Cathedral is a highly frequented tourist attraction that’s absolutely worth a visit.
14. Chewing Gum Graffiti
Can anything be art? Ben Wilson certainly proves it! Walk along the Millennium bridge and past the Chewing Gum Graffiti art exhibits filled with hundreds of blobs of chewing gum.
15. Great Scotland Yard
The original headquarters of the Metropolitan Service of London, Great Scotland Yard is a street in Westminster renowned for policing all the boroughs of London.
16. Sherlock Holmes’ Pub
Brimming with Sherlock Holmes-themed memorabilia, this traditional pub is an absolute must-visit for fans of the legendary fictional detective.
17. Trafalgar Square
Commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square has been a significant British landmark for centuries. Located in Central London, in the City of Westminster, it was built around what was formerly called Charing Cross. It opened to the public in 1844.
18. Britain’s Smallest Police Station
Located in the corner of Trafalgar Square, the world’s smallest police station actually isn’t a police station at all. Installed in a lamppost from the 1920s to watch over protestors, the station is now used as a broom cupboard!
19. Sir Francis Drake’s world-famous Golden Hinde Galleon Ship
A world-renowned English galleon that launched in 1577, the Golden Hinde was captained by Sir Francis Drake and was celebrated for circumnavigating the globe between 1577 to 1580.
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