Harry Potter Walking Tour
Take an enchanting walking tour of magical London as you are guided through popular filming locations for the Harry Potter movies and inspirational locations for the books! The perfect way to spend the day for any Potterhead, this walking tour of the city includes a journey on the London Underground and requires that visitors have a valid Zone 1 travel card to take part.
- Visit some of the most iconic locations from Harry Potter and relive the nostalgia of the movie series and books that inspired an entire generation to read and dream.
- Stop by real locations used during the filming of the movies, like the cafe in which the Golden Trio were attacked in Deathly Hallows and, of course, where all Hogwarts students begin their journey back to school, Platform 9 and 3/4 at Kings Cross station!
- Enjoy the company and the commentary provided by your friendly and engaging guides.
- Make sure you bring along your house ties and scarves since you'll have plenty of opportunities to take photographs to commemorate your visit!
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Enjoy the commentary provided by your engaging guides
Once you meet up with your friendly and efficient guide at Leicester Square and are joined by the rest of your tour group, the game will be afoot! After providing you and your tour group with a brief introduction, you will start making 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. They will also show you photos and movie clips to refresh your memory about the locations you visit so you almost feel like you're reliving the movies!
Visit some of the most iconic locations from Harry Potter
You will first get to visit the Square which has hosted the world premiere for each of the films in the Harry Potter series except the last movie, and that's the same square you'll be meeting your guide in. Leicester Square was always the location of choice during film releases but since it was undergoing heavy renovations when the last movie released, Trafalgar Square hosted the last World Premiere. You will then get visit other iconic locations like where the battle in the sky took place at the beginning of Deathly Hallows when 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. You'll also get to walk over the bridge the death eaters destroyed at the beginning of the Half-Blood Prince, signaling Voldemort's return to power.
Take photographs to commemorate your visit
Don't miss the chance to take plenty of photos at the many filming locations you will visit, like the very real thoroughfare that served as the blueprint for Diagon Alley and the visitor's entrance to the Ministry of Magic that Harry had to use to attend his disciplinary hearing in Order of the Phoenix. Perhaps the best photo opportunity will present itself at the last location on your itinerary, marking the end of your walking tour, King's Cross station. Make your way to Platform 9 and 3/4, now named as such in honor of the phenomena that is Harry Potter. Pose in front of the luggage trolley embedded in the wall and feel the excitement that all 1st-year students must feel on September 1st!
Whether you're a Harry Potter fan or not, this tour is a refreshing way to explore London since you'll also get to visit famous attractions like Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Tate Modern, among others. If you're a Harry Potter fan, though, what more magical way to spend an afternoon than to walk in the footsteps of the Boy-Who-Lived?
know before you go
The tour includes 2 London Underground journies, so you must have a valid Zone 1 Travelcard to take part or pay for the journey at the London Underground ticket counter. Your tour will begin at Leicester Square and end at Kings Cross Station.
Timings and Availability
This tour is available at 12 PM from Wednesday to Saturday and at 10:30 AM on Sundays.
Reduced Price Tickets
Child tickets (children below 15 years of age) are available at a reduced price of 15 pounds.
This is a walking tour and will involve a fair bit of walking. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes, clothing and carry a refillable water bottle with you.
How to redeem your tickets
You will receive your Harry Potter Small Group Walking Tour Order Reference number via email shortly. You need to print the same and display it to your guide at the meeting point. We know this isn’t the best, but we are trying to get this changed soon.
TKTS Booth, The Lodge, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DE, United Kingdom
How to get there
The TKTS booth in Leicester Square is London's oldest discounted theatre ticket seller and is well known.
If you're driving, you can use the Google Maps location to guide you.
The closest tube station is Leicester Square, available on both the Piccadilly and Northern Services.
The closest bus stop is Leicester Square (Stop J) available on bus lines 24, 29, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279.