Harry Potter's London

Enter the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry and follow in Harry, Ron and Hermione's footsteps around the muggle world of London.
Content contains affiliate links, marked with asterisks (*). If you click through and make a purchase, Visit London receives a commission – every purchase supports London’s jobs and economy.
A  lady holding onto the trolley of luggage at Platform 9¾, wearing a Harry Potter scarf, under the sign "Hogwarts Express"
Platform 9¾. TM & © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.

Book family-friendly attractions

Get tickets to key attractions and things to do with kids in London now:

Below you'll find some of the exciting Harry Potter London locations from the world famous series of books and films, plus some top London attractions seen in the Harry Potter movies. Grab your Nimbus 2000 and follow Harry and his loyal friends in a magical tour.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Dumbledore's office TM & © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter.

Have a magical day out with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter. See sets, costumes and props used in the Harry Potter films, and step inside film locations, from the Great Hall, Dumbledore's office and Diagon Alley to the Forbidden Forest. Don't miss seasonal themes, including the Dark Arts at Halloween and Magical Mischief in spring.

Read More
Prices from £89.00 Book now

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre. Credit: Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of Premier PR.
Get your hands on tickets for the award-winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One and Part Two shows at the Palace Theatre in London. This spellbinding story is set 19 years after the final novel, following the adventures of Harry and his friends as adults.   Read More
Prices from £15.00 Book now

The Cauldron

Immersive potion making cocktail class at the Cauldron, Image courtesy of Buyagift
Delve into a world of witchcraft and wizardry as you mix your own potions during an immersive cocktail experience at The Cauldron. Step into an enchanted forest and sip on a welcome drink of Poetic Mead, before using your new-found powers to craft two molecular cocktails at this quirky Dalston bar. Read More

Afternoon Tea at Wands and Wizard Exploratorium

Savour a magical afternoon tea at Wands & Wizard Exploratorium. Image courtesy of Buyagift.
Join a world where magical spells and potions are the norm, as you delight in the spellbinding Wands & Wizard Exploratorium afternoon tea. Upon arrival, find your wand (it is the wand that chooses its wizard, not the other way round), learn to cast spells and experiment with the art of magical tea brewing, while you savour a selection of delicious scones, freshly made sandwiches and extraordinary desserts. Read More

Tower Bridge

In The Order of the Phoenix, Harry flies along the Thames and over Tower Bridge on his broomstick. Millennium Bridge is another of the Harry Potter filming locations, as the famous bridge is destroyed by Death Eaters, while Lambeth Bridge is where the Knight Bus squeezes between two double deckers. 

Read More
Prices from £11.40 Book now

Reptile House at ZSL London Zoo

Find out if you have Harry Potter's gift of Parseltongue (being able to talk to serpents) at ZSL London Zoo. The Reptile House is home to some of the world's biggest snakes, as well as lizards and crocodiles. It's here that a python speaks to Harry for the first time and also where Harry uses his magical powers to trap his cousin Dudley behind the safety glass - just follow the sign to see where it was filmed. Read More
Prices from £28.50 Book now

The Wizard Experiences at the Georgian House Hotel

One of the Wizard Chamber rooms at Georgian House Hotel. Image courtesy of Georgian House Hotel.

Stay in the Wizard Chamber at the Georgian House Hotel for a spellbinding experience. Wander a candlelit passageway to the chamber rooms, which are concealed behind a bookcase door. Rooms feature faux castle details such as stained-glass windows and four-poster beds, while cauldrons and tapestries complete the scene. At weekends, enjoy a magical afternoon tea or concoct bubbling cocktails.

Read More
Prices from £72.00 Book now

Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Winter arrives at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter with Hogwarts in the Snow. Get up close to props, costumes and models used in the Harry Potter films, and take a look around the studio’s famous movie sets decorated for the festive season each Christmas in London. 

Read More

The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾

The Hogwarts Express departs from King's Cross station. Visit platforms four and five, which were used for filming, and take a photo pushing a trolley through to a magical world at the wall marked Platform 9¾. Don't forget to visit the Harry Potter Shop, built to resemble Ollivander's wand shop.

Read More

St Pancras International Station

Clock tower of Saint Pancras Station and its gothic architecture. Image courtesy of Pixabay
The Neo-Gothic exterior of St Pancras International station featured as the train station from which Harry boards the Hogwarts Express. The producers thought the station to be more photogenic for the franchise. Harry and Ron park the Weasleys' Ford Anglia in the corner of the courtyard during The Chamber of Secrets and later fly off over the station in direction to Hogwarts after missing their train. Read More

Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Graphic Art at House of MinaLima Free

Step inside the visual world of JK Rowling’s wizardry stories at House of MinaLimaMiraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the designers behind the movie artworks of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, showcase their magical designs in this free exhibition. Find four levels of prints and graphics, and take a closer look at Harry Potter museum items including authentic movie props. Read More

Leadenhall Market

Explore Leadenhall Marketa covered Victorian market in the City of London. Home to a selection of stalls and shops, it features in several Harry Potter films. It's used for Harry Potter's Diagon Alley and sharp-eyed fans will also recognise the blue door of the opticians in Bull's Head Passage as the entrance to The Leaky Cauldron.

Read More

Harry Potter sculpture at Scenes in the Square Free

Spot the wizard himself at the Scenes in the Square sculpture trail on Leicester Square. Credits: Joe Pepler/PinPep.

See broom to broom with Harry Potter, as the wizard glides through the air on his Nimbus 2000 broomstick. Replicating the momentous scene from Potter's first Quidditch tournament, the bronze sculpture can be found at Scenes in the Square in Leicester Square, a trail of famous British film characters from past 100 years of film.

Read More

Picadilly Circus

Walk in the footsteps of the three main characters at Piccadilly Circus. It is through this iconic location that Harry, Ron and Hermione run during Deathly Hallows: Part 1, when they flee the wedding of Ron's older brother Bill to Fleur Delacour, after learning Death Eaters are on their tails. Read More

Westminster Tube station

Head inside the Tube station that was one of the main locations used by Harry when travelling in The Order of the Phoenix. Accompanied by Arthur Weasley, ecstatic about using muggle underground trains, Harry uses the Underground to attend a disciplinary hearing at the Ministry of Magic. Westminster Tube had to be closed for a whole day during filming! Read More