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Potterhead? You need to try this FREE walking tour in London

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Roam the streets of London and discover its wonders alongside a knowledgeable guide, all at no cost to you! That's correct – embark on a complimentary walking tour through the bustling and cultured metropolis of London, perfect for those looking to explore on a budget. And here's the cherry on top: it's a special Harry Potter-themed excursion. Explore iconic filming locations from the blockbuster series, while listening to captivating anecdotes about the cast and crew. Best of all, it won't cost you a penny!

Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

What is this free walking tour in London all about?

Seize this cool offer to have a glimpse of the Hogwarts universe. If you are a pottermaniac, this is something you cannot not want. Harry Potter is easily one of the most defining pieces of literature produced in the last century. Not only is it a read for all literature lovers but also a binge for movie buffs. On this free walking tour, your guide will lead you to iconic filming locations across London as well as famous sets where parts of Diagon Alley and Gringott's Bank, to name a few, were shot.

What is the itinerary for the free walking tour London?

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  • Departing from the Palace Theatre, your guide will first sort you into your designated Hogwarts House, setting the magical tone for your journey through London.
  • Once sorted, you'll venture forth to various iconic spots starting with the enchanting Diagon Alley. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you'll stroll down the very lane where Harry procured his inaugural wand.
  • Continuing the adventure, you'll visit the Millennium Bridge, famously ravaged by Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
  • Your itinerary then leads to King’s Cross station, the famed abode of Platform 9 ¾. Pose for a snapshot with the vanishing trolley—an essential memento for any wizarding enthusiast!
  • Additionally, you'll explore notable sites that ignited J.K. Rowling's imagination, including the ancient Clink Prison, Sherlock Holmes' Pub, Knockturn Alley, the world's tiniest police station, Daniel Radcliffe's alma mater, and more. This tour fulfills every Potterhead's fantasy.

How do I book this free walking tour in London?

Booking a free tour on Headout is simple. Grab tickets to any of the following experiences below and get an exclusive 'Harry Potter Walking Tour' FREE, worth £17. Check out the experiences with which this free tour comes complementary and grab your ticket. Not to forget, you almost always earn cashbacks on your Headout purchases, hence all the more savings.

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When does this tour start and how long does it go on for?

This 2.5 hour guided tour of London is available at 1:00 PM on all 7 days of the week.

Who runs the free walking tour London?

Run by passionate Potter fans who love the Hogwarts universe, this tour will acquaint you across London’s famous landmarks that the movies were featured in the movies. You are in for one crazy walkabout with geeks in love with the city and its contribution to the cinematic universe of Harry Potter.

2.5 hours of fun time with other Harry Potter fanatics! Jessica was our guide and simply amazing. We learnt so much about the movies’ shooting days and the city of London. The tour brought us to so many places that are not so well known. I was so excited that I went home and rewatched the series. We also took millions of pictures. Definitely recommend you take this tour.
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Which language is this tour in?

The free walking tour London is conducted only in English.

How many people are allowed on the tour?

Despite being a free tour, they do not allow more than 30 people in one group. Like they say, the more the merrier.

Can I book the free walking tour London on the day of the experience?

The tickets are open dated and you can book them on any day you'd like. It does not have to be on the date of the experience you've chosen.

Do I need to print out my tickets?

Nope! You can show your mobile voucher to the tour guide and you're good to go.

Where does the free walking tour London start?

The meeting point is situated underneath the huge Harry Potter sign outside the Palace Theatre. Palace Theatre is situated on 113 Shaftesbury Ave in London's Soho district.

Do I have to pay a fine if I don't turn up?

Of course, no! We understand plans change, so just let us know and we'll have the tour guide know about your absence.

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