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Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Or maybe you know someone who loves the series? London is a special place for fans like us. It has many Harry Potter spots to explore. Don’t miss out on seeing them when you’re in the city!

The old streets, ancient buildings, and secret alleys of the city have been key in making the magical world of Harry Potter come alive in the movies.

As a fan myself, the first time I visited London, I went on a guided walking tour. It was a thrill to recognize some locations from the films and books, places where Harry, Hermione, and Ron had their adventures, which felt almost like meeting old friends in the most unexpected of places. 

Dumbledore Harry Potter Captions

However, I quickly realized there were many more magical nooks and crannies that I couldn’t identify on my own. This realization inspired me to write this guide to help fellow fans find these spots easily and explore them independently. Hunting down each location turned into an adventure, piecing together the magical puzzle that London hides in plain sight.

Now, I’m thrilled to share these discoveries with you, ready for you to explore on your own with ease!

Limited time? Here’s a sneak peek inside:

Where to Find the Magic: Harry Potter Filming Locations in London

It’s been over 25 years since the release of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” and the fascination with the series remains strong.

This guide is your passport to discovering the magic of Harry Potter in London, featuring 15 must-visit locations that every Potterhead should know.

For easy navigation, this guide is organized by sections (locations near Embankment, West End, City of London, North London) so that locations near each other are grouped together, making your magical journey through London as smooth as possible.

1. Warner Bros Studio – The Making Of Harry Potter

Our first stop is a pilgrimage to where the magic of the books came to life—The Warner Bros Studio – The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden. Though not located within London itself, Leavesden is just a short journey from the city, making it easily accessible for visitors. Its proximity ensures that it’s well worth the journey for Harry Potter fans.

The image shows the entrance to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Two large chess pieces, resembling the ones from the Harry Potter series, flank the entrance. The building has a modern design with the studio tour's name prominently displayed above the doorways.

Imagine walking through the Great Hall, its tables set for a grand feast, or wandering down Diagon Alley, peering into the shop windows. For any fan, it offers an unforgettable journey into the heart of the wizarding world, making it a must-visit destination.

During my first trip to London, I didn’t get the chance to visit the Warner Bros Harry Potter studio since I got there a week earlier than my cousin. I held off on making plans, hoping to align our schedules, but unfortunately, by the time we attempted to secure our spot, it was fully booked.

So, a piece of advice from me? Make sure to book your tickets early!

🧙🏻Are you ready to step into the World of Harry Potter🪄

Locations near Embankment

2. 🪄 Great Scotland Yard  as Ministry of Magic

📍Great Scotland Yard, magically transformed into the Ministry of Magic entrance in the Harry Potter series, is where the wizarding world blends with everyday Muggle life. Featured in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, it’s a must-see for fans wanting to walk in the footsteps of Harry and Mr. Weasley.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; Deathly Hallows Part 1

🎥 Scene: In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry and Mr. Weasley uses a phone box located at the junction of Scotland Place and Great Scotland Yard to descend into the Ministry of Magic. 

The photo captures a hand holding a smartphone, which displays an image of characters (Harry Potter and Mr. Weasley)  lined up perfectly with a real-life street scene, creating an illusion that the character is standing on the street. This technique is often referred to as augmented reality photography or forced perspective photography.

In a scene from Deathly Hallows Part 1, concealed by Harry’s invisibility cloak, the trio stuns Ministry workers to infiltrate the Ministry of Magic. They cleverly use Polyjuice Potion to assume the workers’ identities as part of their disguise.

🏢 Scotland Place, Great Scotland Yard, London

🚇 Embankment, 4 min walk

The tour I joined started here, a popular spot for Harry Potter walking tours, where groups of fans frequently gather to begin their magical journey through London.

The photo shows a hand holding a smartphone in front of a classic red British telephone box. On the phone's screen is an image of two characters from the Harry Potter series; Mr. Weasley and Harry Potter seemingly inside the telephone box, a scene from the Harry Potter Movie series.

Despite its significance in the films, visitors should note that the phone box used by Harry and Arthur Weasley was a prop and is not present at the location. The attempt to find this magical entry point will be in vain, as the prop was removed after filming, leaving no physical phone box on site.

3. 🚇 Westminster Tube as Featured in Harry Potter

📍Westminster Tube Station makes an appearance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, showing the moment when Mr. Weasley and Harry navigate the complexities of the Muggle world on their way to the Ministry of Magic. This scene charmingly highlights Mr. Weasley’s fascination with Muggle innovations.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

🎥 Scene: During a scene in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, Mr. Weasley (Ron’s dad) and Harry use the Westminster Tube Station to reach the Ministry of Magic. Mr. Weasley’s wonder at the Muggle transportation system is evident when he remarks, ‘Train’s underground, genius, these muggles’.

A scene from a Harry Potter film on a where Harry and Mr. Weasley is entering the metal turnstile to go to the tube. It is showing several people in the background entering the turnstile as well.

🏢 Westminster, London

🚇 Westminster Station

Rows of stainless steel turnstiles at a subway station with a signboard displaying service information in the background and a "Cards Galore" shop visible. Overhead lighting and structural details suggest a modern, well-maintained urban transit setting

This location provides Harry Potter fans with a tangible connection to the series, allowing them to walk in the footsteps of their beloved characters through one of London’s most iconic and bustling tube stations.

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4. 🌉 Lambeth Bridge 

📍Lambeth Bridge was shown in a thrilling Knight Bus scene from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie. The magical triple-decker bus that Harry boards was filmed crossing this very bridge over the River Thames.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

🎥 Scene: The iconic scene with the Knight Bus in The Prisoner of Azkaban features it expertly navigating between two double decker buses on Lambeth Bridge, showing the bus’s magical ability to dodge Muggle traffic and safely deliver Harry to the Leaky Cauldron.

Lambeth bridge at dusk with the trail of a red double-decker bus creating a light streak across the image, reminiscent of the Knight Bus scene from the Harry Potter series, capturing the essence of Harry Potter locations in London.

🏢 Lambeth Bridge, London

🚇 Westminster, Lambeth North

5. 🏦 Australia House as Gringotts Bank

📍The majestic entrance hall of the Australian High Commission on the Strand famously served as Gringotts Bank in Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. The building’s imposing façade and ornate interior provided the ideal setting for Gringotts Bank, convincingly transporting viewers into the wizarding world’s most secure bank.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

🎥 Scene: In the first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry enters Gringotts Wizarding Bank for the first time with Hagrid and is amazed to see Goblin bankers.

The majestic façade of Australia House in London with the Australian flag fluttering above; this building was used as the filming location for Gringotts Wizarding Bank in the Harry Potter films, one of the Harry Potter locations in London.

🏢 Australia House, Strand, London

🚇 Temple, 5 min walk

The building is not open to the public, but its exterior can be admired from the street.

In reality, Australia House serves as a gateway for those looking to explore Australia, operating within typical Muggle office hours, Monday to Friday, until 5pm.

An interior shot depicting a scene from the Harry Potter series, with a goblin character behind a desk that resembles the interior of Gringotts Wizarding Bank, a set based on the real-life interior of Australia House in London.

6. 🚽 Horse Guards Avenue Underground Toilets

📍In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, the underground toilets at Horse Guards Avenue provided a magical entrance to the Ministry of Magic. The attention to detail is evident, down to the statue that exists in reality, though the “Gentlemen” sign was a magical addition for the film.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

🎥 Scene: The scene involves Harry, Hermione, and Ron as they infiltrate the Ministry of Magic in their quest to find and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes. The trio uses the magical entrance located in the underground toilets at Horse Guards Avenue to gain access to the Ministry.

🏢 Horse Guards Avenue, Whitehall, London

🚇 Westminster, 4 minutes walk

West End Locations

7. 🌆 Piccadilly Circus and Shaftesbury Avenue

📍Piccadilly Circus and Shaftesbury Avenue feature prominently in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, where the trio’s flight from Death Eaters leads them through the heart of London’s bustling streets. This iconic location becomes the backdrop for a dramatic moment in the series, blending the magical world with the familiar sights of the city.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

🎥 Scene: In a gripping scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry, Ron, and Hermione make a dramatic escape from Death Eaters by apparating directly into the heart of London at Piccadilly Circus. The exterior shots capture the trio rushing through London’s West End, navigating around Piccadilly Circus and up Shaftesbury Avenue. As they pass a row of stone pillars, Hermione explains their location, guiding them to a nearby cafe.

This image shows the bustling atmosphere of Piccadilly Circus in London, with the iconic Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain and the statue of Eros in the centre. People are seen gathered around the steps and the area.

🏢 Piccadilly Circus, London

🚇 Piccadilly Circus, 2 min walk

City of London

8. 🧙‍♂️ Leadenhall Market as Diagon Alley

📍Leadenhall Market, a historic place in the heart of London, transforms into the magical Diagon Alley and the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Although you’re more likely to find cheese and wine than cloaks and wands today, this 14th-century covered market still echoes its cinematic portrayal. Notably, the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron is cleverly disguised as an optician’s shop at 42 Bulls Head Passage.

An image captures a similar augmented reality effect with a smartphone screen displaying Hagrid from the Harry Potter series, aligned with a real backdrop of what appears to be the exterior 44 Bulls Head Passage in Leadenhall Market.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

🎥 Scene: In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (also known as “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in some countries), Hagrid and Harry Potter enter the Leaky Cauldron for the first time together.

Although the exterior of the Leaky Cauldron in this particular scene was inspired by the magical and historic feel of Leadenhall Market in London, the movie magic blended real locations with studio sets to create the wizarding world we see on screen.

A scene from a Harry Potter film on a smartphone screen. It's Hagrid and Harry at the Leaky Cauldron entrance, placed over a real place that looks just like the movie's location.

🏢 42 Bulls Head Passage, Leadenhall Market, London

🚇 Monument, a short walk to the market

9. 🍲 Borough Market as Leaky Cauldron

📍Borough Market, with its rich history spanning over a thousand years, is a culinary haven and a must-see destination. For Harry Potter fans, it holds an extra sprinkle of magic, serving as the backdrop for the Leaky Cauldron’s entrance in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Specifically, the scene was filmed at 7 Stoney Street, a location nestled within the market’s vibrant confines, adjacent to the Market Porter Pub.

This image depicts the entrance to Borough Market in London, a bustling and vibrant food market. People are seen walking around and shopping, contributing to the lively atmosphere of the location.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

🎥 Scene: In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Borough Market is used as the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron. The scene shows Harry being dropped off by the Knight Bus in a bustling urban area, where he then enters the pub through what appears to be an ordinary shop front.

🏢 7 Stoney Lane, Borough Market, London

🚇 London Bridge, just a short walk away

🍽 Hungry from exploring London? 🍤 Feast like Ron at Borough Market!

10. 🌉 Millennium Bridge in Harry Potter

📍The Millennium Bridge featured in a memorable scene from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, dramatically collapsing under the assault of the Death Eaters. This modern bridge symbolizes the dark forces of the wizarding world entering London. Its spectacular destruction at the film’s start is both shocking and visually striking.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

🎥 Scene: The film opens with an terrifying scene where Death Eaters, emerging from a storm shaped like a skull, wreak havoc across London. After flying over iconic sites like Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross Road, they cause the Millennium Bridge to collapse into the River Thames, a spectacle that leaves onlookers from City Hall in disbelief.

🏢 Millennium Bridge, London

🚇 Blackfriars, Mansion House

The image features the Millennium Bridge in London at dusk, with pedestrians crossing over the Thames River. In the background, the iconic dome of St. Paul's Cathedral is lit against the evening sky, a sight familiar from the Harry Potter films, particularly in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" where the bridge is shown. This location is a part of the real-world magic of Harry Potter locations in London.

11. 🏛 St. Paul’s Cathedral featured in Divination Class

📍St. Paul’s Cathedral is an architectural wonder that’s been standing for 324 years. For Harry Potter fans, the most magical part of the cathedral is the geometric staircase in the South West Tower. This staircase became the entrance to Professor Trelawney’s Divination class in, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.

The staircase is unique because it looks like it’s floating without any support. It’s not just in, The Prisoner of Azkaban” but also adds to the magic in, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. The way this staircase spirals up, with no central support visible, seem like it defies gravity.

The photo of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, with its iconic dome rising majestically against the sky. The image shows the cathedral's impressive facade and the bustling activity at its steps, with people milling about, capturing the vibrancy of the area.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

🎥 Scene: The cathedral’s geometric staircase doubles as the Divination Staircase seen in Hogwarts, particularly in The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Goblet of Fire.

🏢 St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

🚇 St. Paul’s Station

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North London Spots

12. 🐍 London Zoo – The Reptile House Encounter

📍The London Zoo’s Reptile House is where Harry discovers his magical ability to speak with snakes, a moment that hints at his connection to the darker elements of the wizarding world. It’s a scene that highlights both his innocence and his inherent magical abilities.

The entrance to ZSL London Zoo with bold green signage overhead, featuring the zoo's logo and directional signs for ticket purchase and pre-booked entry points.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

🎥 Scene: In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, during a visit to the London Zoo, Harry Potter discovers his ability to speak Parseltongue in the Reptile House. He communicates with a Burmese python, astonishing everyone when the glass of the snake’s enclosure vanishes, allowing the snake to momentarily escape.

This incident, where Harry empathizes with the python’s desire to return to Burma, marks his first known use of magic. The scene highlights Harry’s unique connection to the magical world, setting the foundation for his journey as a wizard.

🏢 London Zoo, Regent’s Park, London

🚇 Camden Town, a short walk to the zoo.

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13. 🚂 King’s Cross Station – The Portal to Hogwarts

📍King’s Cross Station is a must-visit for any Harry Potter fan, known for the legendary Platform 9 ¾, the departure point for Hogwarts students. While you can’t visit the actual platform without a valid train ticket, there’s a designated spot by the Harry Potter 9 ¾ Shop where fans can pose as if they’re pushing a trolley through the wall.

In this image, a smiling lady is seen pretending to run through the wall beneath the "Platform 9 3/4" sign at King's Cross Station in London. They are pushing a trolley with a cage that appears to be disappearing into the wall, an homage to the magical platform from the Harry Potter series and a must-visit Harry Potter location in London.

🎬 Movie: All Harry Potter movies

🎥 Scene: King’s Cross is immortalized in the Harry Potter series as where students catch the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 ¾, beginning their journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

In the first Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (also known as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in some regions), Harry, accompanied by the Weasley family, stands before the barriers between Platforms 9 and 10 at King’s Cross Station. Harry watches as the Weasley children effortlessly disappear through the magical barrier leading to Platform 9 ¾, the secret platform where the Hogwarts Express awaits.

Encouraged by Mrs. Weasley, Harry takes a deep breath, pushes his trolley forward, and runs at the barrier successfully and passes through.

The image you've provided features the interior of King's Cross Station, known for its Victorian architecture with an arched train shed roof. The station's iconic clock hangs prominently, a classic emblem of London's railway heritage. There's a sense of early morning light filtering through the roof, casting a warm glow across the platforms. This setting is famously associated with the Harry Potter series, as King's Cross is the location of the magical Platform 9 ¾, the departure point for the Hogwarts Express.

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the station plays a significant role in the epilogue of the series, set 19 years later, where an adult Harry, Ginny, Ron, and Hermione are seen sending their own children off to Hogwarts.

This scene brings the series full circle, showing King’s Cross as a place of beginnings and endings, as well as a bridge between generations of wizards.

🏢 King’s Cross St. Pancras, London

🚇 King’s Cross St. Pancras, 1 min walk

For the films, platforms 4 and 5 were cleverly renumbered as 9 and 10 to bring the magical platform to life. Today, a special installation at the station allows fans to find the “hidden” entrance to Platform 9 ¾, complete with a luggage cart vanishing into the wall, ready for your photo op..

My sister’s place is just a walking distance from King’s Cross Station. Despite this, on my visits to London, I always missed the chance to take a photo at Platform 9 3/4. Since we head out early to explore the city and return late at night, the shop is closed, and the trolley is removed.

The famous Platform 9 3/4 sign at King's Cross Station in London, placed on a yellow brick backdrop, symbolizes the enchanting entrance to Hogwarts from the Harry Potter saga.

However, you can still snap a photo with the wall, just not with the trolley.

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14. 🚙 St Pancras Station – The Flying Ford Anglia Departure

📍St Pancras Station captures a memorable moment in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where Harry and Ron take to the skies in the Ford Anglia. Chosen for its stunning architecture, St Pancras stands in for King’s Cross in this classic scene, offering a visually striking backdrop for their magical departure.

This image showcases a creative overlay where a hand holds a smartphone displaying a scene from the Harry Potter series. In it, the flying blue Ford Anglia can be seen above St Pancras, superimposed over the actual street view of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. The alignment is such that it appears as if the Ford Anglia is flying above the building, blending the magical with the real—a nod to the Harry Potter locations in London.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

🎥 Scene: In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the iconic scene at St. Pancras Station features Harry and Ron taking an extraordinary flight in the Ford Anglia. The car magically lifts off from the forecourt of the station, soaring into the London sky as the boys embark on their unauthorized journey to Hogwarts. 

🏢 St Pancras Station, London

🚇 King’s Cross St. Pancras, 5 min walk

15. 🏠 Claremont Square as Order of the Phoenix Headquarters

📍Claremont Square, a picturesque and tranquil street in Islington, transforms into the mysterious 12 Grimmauld Place in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows Part 1. Its rows of houses provided the perfect inspiration for the exterior of Sirius Black’s family home, with filmmakers opting to recreate Grimmauld Place on a set, drawn by the unique charm of Claremont Square’s façades.

A photo of Claremont Square, which fans of the Harry Potter series will recognize as the filming location for the exterior of 12 Grimmauld Place, the home of Sirius Black and the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. The Georgian style of the houses in Claremont Square with a classic brick facade, white sash windows, and a black front door, capturing the characteristic look of London townhouses.

🎬 Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Deathly Hallows Part 1

🎥 Scene: Claremont Square serves as the backdrop for the secret headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix, where the rows of houses conjure the magical, hidden presence of Grimmauld Place in the heart of London.

With a spell, the buildings magically shift apart, and Number 12, Grimmauld Place, reveals itself, expanding from the space where it was concealed by a charm to keep it hidden from the outside world.

🏢 Claremont Square, Islington, London

🚇 Angel, 5 min walk

Map of Harry Potter Locations

🗺 Other Harry Potter Locations in London to Explore

These locations offer Harry Potter fans a unique way to explore London through the lens of their favourite wizarding world, blending the magic of the series with the rich culture of the city.

🪄✨ Leicester Square – Harry Potter Statue

A statue of Harry Potter on a broom in Leicester Square, London, against a scene of bare trees and city life, brings the cherished character to life in this dynamic pose.

A magical addition to Leicester Square, there’s a cool statue of Harry Potter flying on his broom. It’s a fun spot for fans to see Harry in action and snap a photo with him!

🧙‍♂️⛫ Legoland – Harry Potter Legos

Lego display of Harry Potter, depicted with dark black hair, round eyeglasses, wearing a black Hogwarts robe, black pants, and holding a wand in his left hand. He stands next to Hagrid, a half-giant with long curly dark brown hair and beard, wearing a light brown coat with a dark brown undercoat, and a white belt with a capital 'E' on it. Hagrid is lifting a brown luggage trunk with his left hand. On Hagrid's left is Ron Weasley, standing in a black robe and blue pants.

Experience the wizarding world in miniature at Legoland, where Harry Potter-themed Lego sets recreate famous scenes and characters with amazing precision.

🎭🔮 West End – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

The Palace Theatre with a red-brick facade and a sign reading 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.' The Cursed Child is depicted inside a black nest.

Step into a new chapter of magic at the West End with Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, set around 19 years after the events of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the final book in the Harry Potter series. The play focuses on the next generation, particularly Harry Potter’s youngest son, Albus Severus Potter, as he attends Hogwarts and deals with the legacy of his family’s past.

✨ Experience the magic with ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’! 🎭

Cecil Court – Diagon Alley

Evening shot of Cecil Court in London, reminiscent of Diagon Alley from Harry Potter, as people walk past shops whose lit fronts and historic exteriors glow.

Often cited as a real-life Diagon Alley, Cecil Court charms with its array of shops selling theatrical memorabilia, maps, first edition children’s books, and even magical supplies, all next to Wyndham’s Theatre.

Goodwin’s Court – Knockturn Alley

Narrow alleyway of Goodwin's Court in London, with its distinctive black brick buildings, wrought iron lamps, and a 
hanging flower baskets create an atmosphere of old-world charm, with visitors exploring in the backdrop.

Hidden in the heart of the bustling West End, Goodwin’s Court boasts architecture that dates back to the 17th century, with its narrow, dimly lit passageway and vintage gas lamps. It’s often rumored that this enchanting spot served as the inspiration for Knockturn Alley, the notorious dark wizarding alley in the Harry Potter series. This hidden gem provides a fascinating glimpse for fans into a place that feels like a real-life version of the mysterious and slightly eerie shopping district famous for its assortment of shady magical items.

House of Minalima – Harry Potter Art Prints

The House of MinaLima in London dazzles with its window display, filled with Harry Potter art and memorabilia, all illuminated by a whimsically lit sign inviting fans into the world of wizardry.

Discover the visual world of Harry Potter at the House of Minalima, perfect for Harry Potter fans and art lovers.

Magical Stays: Accommodations in London

Budget Stay: 💤 Generator Hostel

Vibrant and youthful, The Generator Hostel offers both dormitory-style and private rooms, perfect for those who want to save their Galleons for more adventures. It’s got a lively bar and a chill-out lounge that’s great for meeting fellow Potterheads and muggles alike.

📍Near King’s Cross Station, you’re just a hop away from Platform 9 ¾ and a short tube ride from other Harry Potter sites around London.


Mid Range : 💤 The Resident Soho

Located in the bustling Soho district, The Resident offers stylish and comfortable rooms with kitchenettes, making it a great base for exploring nearby Diagon Alley stand-ins like Cecil Court and Goodwin’s Court. Plus, you’re surrounded by great dining and nightlife.

📍Soho, a quick stroll to the West End where you can catch “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and immerse yourself in the magic of theatre.

Luxury Stay: 💤 The Savoy

For those looking to indulge in a spellbinding stay, The Savoy is an iconic luxury hotel offering luxurious rooms and suites, exquisite dining experiences, and impeccable service. It’s like staying at the Hogwarts of the Muggle world, with all the charm and elegance one could wish for.

📍Situated on the Strand, you’re close to the Thames for a magical walk and within a wand’s throw from the Ministry of Magic (Great Scotland Yard) and other central London attractions.

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Other Harry Potter Experience

Harry Potter Escape Room

Challenge yourself and your friends in Harry Potter-themed escape rooms, where puzzles and mysteries await to test your wizarding skills.

🫖🍪 Harry Potter Afternoon Tea

Experience the charm of the wizarding world with a Harry Potter afternoon tea. Indulge in enchanting treats and magical teas that would make even Mrs. Weasley proud.

🧁 Reserve your Harry Potter Tour with Afternoon Tea now!

🧪📚 Attend a Potions Class

Step into the shoes of a Hogwarts student with a hands-on potions class. Mix your own magical concoctions under the guidance of an expert potion master.

🧙🏻Brew up some magic! Book this Harry Potter Tour with Magical Potion Class here.

Beyond London: Harry Potter Locations Across the UK

🏰🧹 Alnwick Castle: The Quidditch Lessons

Alnwick Castle under a clear blue sky, known for its role as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, featuring its imposing stone towers and battlements surrounded by lush green lawns.

Alnwick Castle’s stunning grounds transformed into the backdrop for Harry’s first Quidditch lessons in “The Philosopher’s Stone.” This iconic location brings to life the thrilling moment when Harry discovers his natural talent for flying on a broomstick.

🏞️🏕️ Malham Cove: The Camping Site

The rugged and breathtaking landscape of Malham Cove in Skipton provided the perfect, secluded backdrop for Harry and Hermione’s camping scenes in “The Deathly Hallows Part 1.” This natural limestone formation offers visitors a glimpse into the dramatic and serene setting that helped bring some of the series’ most introspective moments to life.

🏰✨ Durham Cathedral: Hogwarts Exteriors

Imagine stepping into the pages of your favourite Harry Potter book as you wander around Durham Cathedral. This place, with its ancient walls and mystical vibe, literally transformed into Hogwarts right before our eyes in the movies!

🚂🌉 Glenfinnan Viaduct: The Journey to Hogwarts

The historic Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands, with a vintage steam train puffing white smoke, famously featured in the Harry Potter films as the route taken by the Hogwarts Express.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct, with its iconic arches, serves as the scenic route for the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films, showcasing the breathtaking Scottish landscape. This location represents the magical transition from the ordinary world to the extraordinary realm of Hogwarts, making it a symbol of adventure and discovery in the series.

🏰📚 Oxford: Hogwarts Interiors

Inside view of the beautifully detailed, arched ceiling in Oxford University's Divinity School, known for its stunning Gothic design and connection to Harry Potter film scenes.

The historic buildings of Oxford, including New College and Christ Church, doubled as Hogwarts interiors, their ancient halls and stone corridors providing the perfect setting for a world where history and magic intertwine.

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The Magic continues

The magic never really ends, does it? The world of Harry Potter, with its magical locations and spellbinding adventures, opens a door to a world where anything feels possible. It’s as if we’ve embarked on this incredible journey together, retracing the steps of Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Every spot we’ve visited has been a piece of the magic we hold dear.

An ornate black fireplace overflowing with letters from Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series, with a backdrop of floral wallpaper. The letters, complete with red wax seals, are bursting forth, creating a magical and urgent delivery scene.

Stepping into these locations is like to stepping into the pages of our favourite stories, where the boundary between our world and the wizarding world blurs, and for a moment, magic feels palpably real. It’s an experience that rekindles our childlike wonder, reminding us that magic can be found in the most unexpected places.

A person's hand holding a postcard featuring the 'Flying Ford Anglia' from Harry Potter, in front of a Canada Post mailbox adorned with graffiti. The colourful postcard shows the iconic light blue car with characters inside, soaring beneath a stormy sky.

If you’re as spellbound by Harry Potter’s world as I am, then these places will surely mesmerize you. And if you’re looking to keep a bit of this magic with you, why not let a piece of it come directly to your doorstep? For those enchanted postcards that carry the essence of the wizarding world, feel free to visit my Ko-fi page.

It’s like receiving an owl post from a friend, bringing a sprinkle of Hogwarts magic right to you.

And there we have it, fellow muggles, witches and wizards, a guide through the nooks and crannies of London, tracing the steps of our favourite magical trio.

As we close this chapter and tuck away our Marauder’s Maps, remember: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

So, until our next magical journey,

Mischief Managed 🪄

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