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Harry Potter Film Locations Walking Tour with Thames River Cruise

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Take a walking tour of popular Harry Potter filming locations and other iconic sights of London and get to cruise on the waters of the River Thames!


  • Enter the Wizarding World of Magic with this 2.5-hr Harry Potter walking tour that will take you to multiple real-life filming locations.

  • Stop by real locations used during the filming of the movies, find out which Hogwarts house you belong in, and stroll down the real Diagon Alley.

  • Enjoy the company and commentary provided by your guide, a fellow Harry Potter enthusiast, who will walk you through the most beloved franchise in history!

  • Get the chance to take a marvelous cruise down the River Thames, during which you will get to admire the beauty of London from a unique point of view.

  • Fun fact: J. K. Rowling had at one time seriously considered killing off the character of Ron Weasley!


  • 2.5 hour Harry Potter walking tour from Southward Viewpoint

  • Expert English, French, German, Italian or Spanish-speaking guide (optional)

  • River Thames Clipper cruise

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


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Guests from Germany, United States, Austria and over 11 countries have loved this experience
Constance Ashford



Jun, 2024

This was Ana amazing tour even though it was bitterly cold Our guide, Milo, was extremely knowledgable and most entertaining- definitely recommend to Harry Potter fans 👍🏻
Rahul Noronha



May, 2024

Perla was a fantastic tour guide and knew her subject matter very well. The tour was really fun and was a great way to see central London.
Mekalah Lister



Apr, 2024

We loved it all! Marvin is a fantastic guide who made the excursion fun and memorable for all the family. We would highly recommend it! The boat trip was amazing too.
Karsten Fried



Sep, 2023

Our tour guide Anaia was super.... Why do all reviews have to have a certain number of characters? This could be changed for the future.
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Samantha baillie



Aug, 2023

Good interaction with the tour guide showed us the location and linked it to the HP films, good value for money, walked lots but it was enjoyable. Tour guide was called Pearla and we thoroughly enjoyed her obsession with the films and the quick quiz's she gave

The magical world of Harry Potter

Once you meet up with your friendly and efficient guide outside the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, and are joined by the rest of your tour group, the game will be afoot! First and foremost, you will find out which house you belong in, and after providing you with a brief introduction, you will make your way to the many different locations on your itinerary. Throughout your tour, your guide will be providing you with interesting commentary and tidbits from the movies but also interesting facts about locations you pass and if they have any connections to pop culture or movies aside from Harry Potter.

A journey through real-life filming locations

From taking a stroll on the real Diagon Alley to standing on the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters, this tour is every Potterhead's dream. Your visit shall cover Gringott's Bank, Daniel Radcliffe's school, 900-year-old Clink Prison, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Trafalgar Square, and many more! You will then get to visit other landmark locations like where the battle in the sky took place at the beginning of Deathly Hallows when the seven Potters were trying to make their way to safety and the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, which marked Harry's entrance into the magical world.

A relaxing cruise to end the day

After your Harry Potter tour, you will be taken to the boarding point of your cruise, where will you get to see the rest of the city from a unique vantage point. This cruise is popular amongst both locals and tourists. As a city with over two millennia of rich culture and history, London has much to offer in terms of beautiful sights to see. Like most great cities, London developed around a major river - the Thames. The captain of your cruise boat will tell you intriguing facts about all these places. allowing you to learn more about some of London's most famous buildings, like the London Eye.


  • Southwark View Point

  • Diagon Alley

  • Gringott's Bank

  • Warner Bros. Shop

  • Millennium Bridge

  • Daniel Radcliffe's School

  • Knockturn Alley

  • Winchester Palace

  • 900-year-old Clink Prison

  • Shakespeare's Globe

  • Southwark Cathedral

  • 800-year-old Borough Market

  • St Paul's Cathedral

  • Chewing Gum Graffiti

  • Great Scotland Yard

  • Sherlock Holmes Pub

  • Trafalgar Square

  • The world's smallest police station

  • Sir Francis Drake's world-famous Golden Hinde

  • River Thames

  • The London Eye

What's not allowed

  • Oversized luggage and large bags are not allowed on this tour.

Additional information

  • This tour does not include tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio.

  • This tour does not include Platform 9 3/4.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide

  • If you have purchased reduced price tickets please show your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs

Meeting Point

  • Meet your tour guide at Southwark View Point

  • This is right across the street from the Southwark Cathedral

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • Closest bus stop is London Bridge Borough High St (Stop M), a 2-minute walk to the meeting point

  • Buses #17, 47, 133, and more will bring you here

By Metro

  • Closest subway station is London Bridge Underground Station, a 2-minute walk to the meeting point

  • Subway lines Jubilee, and Northern will bring you here

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