The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

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London: Harry Potter Filming Locations Guided Taxi Day Trip

1. London: Harry Potter Filming Locations Guided Taxi Day Trip

Add some magic to your trip to London with a Harry Potter Tour, where we will visit all the film set locations in London including platform 9 3/4, Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank and more. I will navigate our tour with ease across London which will give you ample time to take that perfect family vacation photo. Depending on the starting location of the tour the route may vary to maximize our time at these locations. So let's leave the Muggle world behind us and get on our broomsticks to the fantasy world of Harry Potter and his young Wizard friends.

From London: Day Trip to Harry Potter Studios and Oxford

2. 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 guides 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 the city of Oxford to explore the real college buildings, including the medieval Divinity School (admission included). Upon arrival in the university city founded in 1167, take a 1.5-hour 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.

Harry Potter film locations Tour in London

3. Harry Potter film locations Tour in London

Put your cloaks, glasses, and hats on grab your wands, and off we go. Sit back and relax in your iconic London taxi cab and set off down the streets of London in search of Harry Potter facts and locations. The 3-hour private tour is a treasure chest of top Potter sights, with Harry quizzes to keep you on your toes. See Gringot’s Bank, and walk over the Knight Bus bridge. Stroll to the Leaky Cauldron from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,” and stand at the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Take souvenir photos of the Third Hand Book Emporium. See the bridge destroyed by Death Eaters in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” and trace the broomstick flight down the Thames that Harry took in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Your guide will present photos of the props used at King’s Cross Station for the Ministry of Magic and Platform 9 ¾, and add in some special surprises worthy of a wizard.

Harry Potter Family Package with Transfers from London

4. Harry Potter Family Package with Transfers from London

Enjoy a wizardly adventure at Warner Bros. Studios, set in the leafy county of Hertfordshire on the outskirts of London. Choose from multiple coach transfers from central London, and journey to the home of Firebolts, chocolate frogs, and Polyjuice potions. Get up-close-and personal to the spell-bounding sets of the Harry Potter movies. See iconic props and the costumes worn by Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Discover some of Hogwarts’s best kept secrets, including fun facts and trivia about the special effects and animatronics. You’ll have about 4 hours to explore all the sets, props, and studio gift shop. Get a family photo taken at your favorite filming locations, such as the impressive Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, and the Gryffindor common room. Walk down the cobblestoned Diagon Alley and picture the local witches and wizards as you pass Ollivander's, Flourish and Blotts, and Eeylops Owl Emporium. With this special family package (2 adults and 2 children) you can also visit Platform 9¾ and ride the Hogwarts Express! Relive the magic of Harry’s trips to Hogwarts by posing with a luggage trolley right before it disappears through the wall. Top off your Hogwarts Express adventure in a train-themed souvenir shop and load up on goodies inspired by your favorite Harry Potter films. After you've had your fill of frothy Butterbeer, and have tried your hand at riding a broomstick, it’s time to board the bus back to London. Check out the studio shop to find some souvenirs before you head back to the world of Muggles…

London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

5. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

Start at the Monument to the Great Fire of London, discover how a baby dragon destroyed 80% of London, how magic was used to put out the fire, and how an innocent muggle was accused of starting the fire. After this, marvel at the stunning Victorian Leadenhall Market, a famous filming location thanks to its beautiful neo-gothic architecture, stunning color scheme, and cobblestone streets, and hear how dragons have a special place in the heart of modern-day London. Next, cross London Bridge and take in the sights, such as the Shard, The Tower of London, and HMS Belfast. Whilst on the bridge, hear how a daring driver crossed Tower Bridge in a double-decker bus as it was opening, with the bus full of passengers. Stroll along the river Thames visiting some of Bankside's most famous muggle and magical attractions, including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where some of the most powerful words in the English language have been performed on stage. Walk across Millennium Bridge and take a moment to close your eyes and feel the bridge swaying in the breeze. Once across the bridge, learn why it sways, and why death eaters attacked the bridge in the opening moments of The Half-Blood Prince. Carry on to St Paul's Cathedral and listen to how this site of religious worship goes back to the Romans, how the medieval church was once used as a stable, and how it survived the bombings of the London Blitz. Find out which famous wizards stood on the roof of this iconic building. From here, take either a bus or the train, with your guide, and journey from the City of London to the neighboring City of Westminster. Once in the City of Westminster, visit some of the magical places which inspired the writer J. K. Rowling to create the magical world of Harry Potter. Along the way, see Trafalgar Square and identify some of the fantastic beasts which live here, and how and why the square was used for the Harry Potter film premieres. Finally, explore some of the City of Westminster's most memorable filming locations from the Harry Potter film series before taking the underground train to visit Kings Cross, home of Platform 9 and 3/4.

London: Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

6. London: Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

Discover more than 10 movie locations and several sites that inspired JK Rowling's famous Harry Potter books on a small group or private walking tour of London. Take souvenir photos of Platform 9¾ at King's Cross Train Station and then head to Leicester Square to visit a shop that made all the paper props used in the films. Learn about the different location sites of the area. Continue to London Bridge to discover the Leaky Cauldron and Millennium Bridge – nicknamed the Wobbly Bridge – that crosses the River Thames from St. Paul's Cathedral to the Tate Modern. Along the way, see buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing the best-selling books.

Ultimate Harry Potter & London Full-Day Tour by Black Cab

7. Ultimate Harry Potter & London Full-Day Tour by Black Cab

Enjoy the best of both worlds on a full-day, 8-hour sightseeing tour of London by iconic black cab, and discover all London's historic monuments and all the film locations from the Harry Potter series of blockbuster movies. A private guide will take you past landmarks that include Westminster Abbey, where British royalty has been crowned since 1066. Stand outside Buckingham Palace and watch the traditional Changing of the Guards ceremony. See the seat of government at the Houses of Parliament, complete with Big Ben in its Clock Tower. Pass the fabulous department store of Harrods, and the stylish shops of Kensington. Then stop for lunch in an historic pub, right on the banks of the River Thames. Continue to the Tower of London, and walk around the most impressive medieval fortress in Britain. See the old and new buildings of the City of London, the square mile that the Romans built more than 2,000 years ago. During the course of your tour, you will visit shops that are over 300 years old and still trading, visit a pub that sells corpses, see a house with false windows, and learn the story of Winston Churchill’s cigar chair; and that's just for starters. You will also look for all the locations of the legendary Harry Potter movies, from the Leaky Cauldron of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,” to the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” Discover the bridge destroyed by Death Eaters in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Trace the broomstick flight down the Thames that Harry took in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And drive to King’s Cross Station to stand by Platform 9 ¾.

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What people are saying about The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 628 reviews

It was ecellent experience! The bus came on time, The ride was less than an hour and a half, which gave us more time in the studio. Tiny note - the bus seats are uncomfortable. It Could have been very nice, if the guide who received us was disguised as a wizard (even just a hat) to get into the mood ... Truly an exciting and highly recommended experience.

Super informative tour for Harry Potter fans. Our guide (Tessa?) was wonderful and told many great anecdotes and in between showed photos from the film scenes at locations so that you could put yourself in the shoes. You walk a lot and take the tube twice in between. We recommend!

An absolutely worthwhile trip: enough time in the studio, interesting information about Oxford (2nd part) and a competent and helpful guide. And the entire process was uncomplicated and quick. Gladly again at any time!

Only short coming of this trip (more about trade-off) You ONLY get 4 hrs at the Harry Potter Studio. IMO, you need 6 hrs for the full Tour experience.

This was very fun. I could have lived without the store visit, but it looks like the others attendees enjoyed it!