I have one very keen little Potter lover, who I call ‘Miss Pixie Potter’ as for a 3 year old, her knowledge and secret passion for all things Harry is pretty impressive, which is why I had to rename her. The older sister is also pretty partial to a bit of time spent on the sofa with Harry, Hermione, Ronald, and Draco Malfoy, and if you were curious, they are only allowed to watch the first movie unaccompanied, due to the scary scenes in the following movies.
Die hard Harry Potter fan or not, there are worst ways to spend your time in London with or without the kids! I have put together a round up of what’s on offer in London for those that want to spend a day playing Wizards, and leave the Muggles behind.
The tour is divided into easy to follow sections that guide you through the streets of London and each section of the Harry Potter Tour ends at a Harry Potter Film location. You can download a PDF of the tour directions (last updated May 2012), and a little extra PDF Potter treasure hunt and Quiz walk. Click on the link above to find the website.
- ‘Platform 9 ¾’ at King’s Cross Station
- St Pancras International
- Piccadilly Circus
- Reptile House, London Zoo
- Millennium Bridge
- Charing Cross Road
- Leadenhall Market
- Australia House, The Strand
- Westminster Tube Station
- Lambeth Bridge
The 3 hour luxury air-conditioned mini coach tour includes many of the film locations and inspirations from all 8 films in the series including Kings Cross Station which was used to film Platform 9 ¾, 12 Grimmauld Place and the sites used for the Leaky Cauldron.
With the locations scattered across the capital the Harry Potter Tour of London is the best way to see the sites and you’ll also get to see many other familiar landmarks along the way too.
Learn about magic, how the films were made, the books and see how good your Harry Potter knowledge is. Along the way you’ll have the chance to get off the bus on several occasions, stretch your legs, take pictures and see the locations up close too.
Saturday 2pm: (Feb – Oct) and Saturday at 1pm: (31 Oct – 16 Feb)
Sunday 10am: (Jul – Sep) & Wednesday: 2pm (Jun- Aug) and 1pm (31 Oct)
Christmas Dates: Thursday 27 Dec at 1pm
Duration : 3 hours
(all the information above was correct at the time of writing, please check online before you book, or contact mycultureclub.com if you would like a concierge service with your itinerary).