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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

Harry Potter Studios & Private Transfer from Central London

2. Harry Potter Studios & Private Transfer from Central London

Go on an enchanting journey into the world of “Harry Potter” on a day trip from London to the Warner Bros. Studios, including entrance tickets and round-trip transfer from London. Make your way to the studios by private transportation from central London, and on arrival discover all the secrets of your favorite “Harry Potter” saga. Enter an alternate world as you walk around Diagon Alley. See stores such as Flourish and Blotts or Ollivanders Wand Shop. Go to Hogwarts and see the Great Hall, Dumbledor's office, and the Gryffindor rooms. Marvel at Platform 9¾ and the Hogwarts Express. Learn how the special effects work, and admire costumes and props that made the films feel so real. Before you go back to the world of the Muggles, enjoy a “butterbeer,” or purchase some souvenirs at the studio shop.

London: Warner Bros. Studio Tour and River Thames Cruise

3. London: Warner Bros. Studio Tour and River Thames Cruise

Take a trip out from London to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. See your favorite characters, amazing sets, and even take a walk through the Forbidden Forest. Enjoy a cruise up and down the River Thames and capture some of the most iconic sights in London. Make your way to the studio in Leavesden, Watford, and enter the magical world of Harry Potter. Marvel at the spectacular sets created for the iconic films, including The Great Hall, and Platform 9 and 3/4. Stroll down Diagon Alley and admire the costumes and props that brought the book to life. Visit the newest expansion of the studio and walk through Gringotts, the wizarding bank. Find the Lestrange vault, a gallery of goblins, and see for yourself the Sword of Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff's Cup, and one of Voldemort's infamous Horcruxes. Join your sightseeing cruise on the River Thames at either Westminster or Tower Pier, and enjoy the convenience of hopping on and off to see what London has to offer. Spot the Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, Tower Bridge, the Cutty Sark, Royal Observatory, Borough Market, and much more.

London: Harry Potter Studio Tour and Oxford Day Trip

4. London: Harry Potter Studio Tour and Oxford Day Trip

Join a full-day bus trip from London which combines a trip to the Warner Bros Studio Tour 'The Making of Harry Potter' with a walking tour of Oxford University. Start your tour at the historic city of Oxford, home to England's oldest university. Enjoy a guided walking tour that takes you past famous college buildings, cloisters, quadrangles, and cobblestone squares. See the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera, the Sheldonian Theatre, and selected colleges. Enjoy free time to explore all that Oxford has to offer at your own pace. Continue to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour and begin your magical experience at The Making of Harry Potter. Discover behind-the-scenes secrets and hear about the filmmaking techniques used to make the magic of the Harry Potter films. Visit the most recognizable set features from the films: the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room, the Ministry of Magic, 4 Privet Drive, the Weasley kitchen, Hogwarts Express, and Diagon Alley. Board the original Hogwarts Express train and see a recreation of Platform 9-3/4. Explore the interior train carriage set that was featured during filming and take a selfie with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the brick wall.

Warner Bros Studio: Fully-Guided Making of Harry Potter Tour

5. Warner Bros Studio: Fully-Guided Making of Harry Potter Tour

Travel by train directly to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Enjoy timed access and be greeted by a guide who will reveal the wonders you will encounter throughout your tour of the original sets, props, and costumes from all eight of the Harry Potter films. Start with a short film in the cinema before you enter the iconic Great Hall set where your guided tour will begin. Learn production secrets and inside information, as you witness the processes used to bring the films to life. Take a look inside Dumbledore’s office, walk along the famous cobbled street of Diagon Alley™, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders™, Flourish and Blotts™, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Bank™ and Eeylops Owl Emporium™. Visit the original Hogwarts Express™ locomotive and a recreation of Platform 9 ¾™. Climb aboard the train’s carriage and pose with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the platform wall. Enjoy other memorable sets from the Harry Potter film series including the Gryffindor™ common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s™ Hut, the Potions classroom, and Professor Umbridge's™ office at the Ministry of Magic – all while being captivated by the secrets and insights shared by your guide.      Once your guided tour comes to an end, you have the option to re-enter and explore the studio at your leisure, browse in the shop, or enjoy a coffee in the cafe. Choose to return to London by train at a time of your choosing.

London: Small Group Warner Bros. Studio Tour

6. London: Small Group Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Stroll along the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivander's, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, and Eeylops Owl Emporium. See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000, Hagrid’s motorcycle, and the Philosopher's Stone.   Explore the Forbidden Forest and rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Great Hall, the Gryffindor Common Room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom, and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.  No visit would be complete without visiting Platform 9 ¾, and, on this tour, you’ll have a chance to snap a photo with the trolley on your way to catch the Hogwarts Express. See the latest edition to the studio tour: Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Lined by towering marble pillars with three magnificent crystal chandeliers and finished with real brass leaf, you will discover costumes and prosthetics belonging to Bogrod, Griphook, and many other goblin bankers, as well as inkwells, quills, ledgers, and piles of Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts.   Enter the depths of the Lestrange vault used to store the treasures of Bellatrix Lestrange, including the Sword of Gryffindor and Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup — one of Voldemort’s many Horcruxes. Here, you can have a unique photo opportunity allowing you to step inside the Lestrange vault and surround yourselves with treasure.   Afterwards, you’ll be dropped off at London Victoria Station, a perfect location from which you can continue exploring London.

From London: Day Trip to Harry Potter Studios and Oxford

7. From London: Day Trip to Harry Potter Studios and Oxford

Depart London and journey towards Warner Bros. Studio to take "The Making of Harry Potter" tour. Located in former aircraft hangars in the residential district of Leavesden, the unique attraction recreates the magic of Harry Potter and all your favorite characters. Board the original "Hogwarts Express" train at a recreation of Platform 9¾, and explore the inside of the train carriage featured in the films. Take a selfie with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the station's brick wall. The studio staff will reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets and unveil the intricate prosthetics and make-up that transformed actors into creatures in the blockbuster films. See sets from the original movies, and get a peek inside the college of Hogwarts during the 4-hour studio tour. Journey through attractions such as The Great Hall, Gryffindor Common, Hagrid's Hut, the Weasleys' kitchen, and the Ministry of Magic. Take a tour of the backlot and a special effects tour, see a model of Hogwarts Castle, and much more. Depart the Studios and journey to Oxford to explore the real college buildings, including the medieval Divinity School. Upon arrival in the university city founded in 1167, take a guided tour of the historical center and admire some of the most famous college buildings, cloisters, and quadrangles. Delve down alleyways and into chapels, look inside dining halls and across cobblestone squares under the shadows of the legendary "dreaming spires." Enter the hallowed heartland of academia, including the Bodleian Library, Radcliff Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, and other select colleges.

London: Guided Harry Potter Movie Locations Sightseeing Tour

8. London: Guided Harry Potter Movie Locations Sightseeing Tour

Uncover film locations and inspirations from all 8 films in the Harry Potter series on this London bus tour. Be spellbound as you see sights like King's Cross Station, which was used to film Platform 9 ¾, 12 Grimmauld Place, and the sites used for the Leaky Cauldron. Hop aboard the bus at a centrally-located meeting point in London. Step into a world of wonder as you make your way past Harry Potter-related locations scattered across the capital. Get to se other familiar landmarks along the way, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. Learn about magic and how the films were made. See how good your Harry Potter knowledge is as you tour. Along the way, you will have the chance to get off the bus on several occasions, stretch your legs, take pictures and see the locations up close.

London: Harry Potter Private Family & Kids Walking Tour

9. London: Harry Potter Private Family & Kids Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station in London where students from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry board the Hogwarts Express on 1 September. As you begin this 2-hour private family and kids walking tour, learn about the books and movies from your guide. The guide will also keep the kids engaged with many quizzes about Harry Potter and his world. Explore London in a fun way and discover more about the films that took the Muggle word by storm. See iconic London landmarks including Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Ministry of Magic, the London Eye and many others.

London: Guided Harry Potter Tour

10. London: Guided Harry Potter Tour

Experience London in the way you have read in the Harry Potter books and have seen in the famous movies. On this tour of London you will experience the magical side of this legendary city and see all the famous Harry Potter sights. This tour includes everything from this beloved series of fantasy novels and blockbuster films. See the bridge where the Knight Bus squeezes between 2 double-decker buses in The Prisoner of Azkaban and the location of the red telephone box used in The Order of the Phoenix, where Harry and Mr. Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic. As you explore the city you will visit the cinemas where each of the Harry Potter films held its world premiere. You will also see where the café attack and the Seven Potters Battle in the sky took place in The Deathly Hallows Part 1. Explore the thoroughfare on which Diagon Alley was based and see the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron pub. You will also see the bridge that was destroyed by Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters in The Half-Blood Prince, and visit the secret hideout where Harry was reunited with Sirius Black in The Order of the Phoenix.

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The tour was great fun. It was also a great walk through London with lots of information for the family members who were not so enthusiastic about Harry Potter. We have discovered corners that we would not otherwise have come to. From us, two families, there is a clear recommendation for this tour :-)

I had such a great experience on this tour! We got to see so many of the filming spots for the films all over London. The guide, Tom, was so engaging, helpful, and knowledgeable.

It was a great tour! Louis was an amazing guide and the tour was a nice combination of Harry Potter facts & London highlights.

Absolutely had a magical day! The tour was truly enjoyable especially if you are a Harry Potter fan!

Sara was so much fun to walk around and learn with!