In 2001, the first Harry Potter film was released, creating a frenzy. Since then, it has become a brand that London has taken full advantage of. Fans are still obsessed with the wizarding world that was created and still buy different souvenirs, such as cups, scarfs, socks, and others.
When in London people want to visit the Harry Potter attractions. Some areas that you will definitely visit in London, you might not even know they were locations that the movie was filmed at or inspired by.
Warner Bros Studios
A true fan of Harry Potter must visit the Warner Bros Studio, which is filled with props, costumes and the sets of the movie. Get ready to explore Diagon Alley, step into the Great Hall and explore the Forbidden Forest.
Location: Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR
Hours: Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 22:00
Tickets: Prices start at £43.00 for adults
Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
This is a two-part stage play created by Jack Thorne. The story picks up 19 years after the events of The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and follows Harry who is now an employee in the Ministry of Magic and his son Albus, who is just about to attend Hogwarts for the first time. The show is currently booking to 29 September 2019, and the next ticket release will be in Spring 2019. There are two parts of the play. You can either book them together or separately. Part One lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes, while Part Two lasts 2 hours and 35 minutes.
Location: Palace Theatre, 113 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5AY
Tickets: Detailed Info
King’s Cross Station
The glorious Platform 9 3⁄4, which was used by Hogwarts students is located in the King´s Cross Station. The station has signs that will lead you there. The souvenir shop of Platform 9 3⁄4 is also located there. The opening hours are the same for both the Platform and the shop. Keep in mind that you can walk to the platform and take any pictures you want. If you want a professional photo taken, you will be charged £9.50 for 1 photo, £15 for 2, and £20 for 3.
Location: Kings Cross Station, Kings Cross, London N1 9AP
Hours: Daily 08:00 to 22:00
Sunday 09:00 to 09:00
St. Paul´s Cathedral
In the Prisoner of Azkaban, students use the St. Paul´s Cathedral dramatic staircase to go to Professor Trelawney’s Divination class.
Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
Hours: Monday to Saturday 08:30 – 16:30
(Galleries open at 09:30)
Tickets: £20 for adults, £17.50 for students & 60+, £8.50 for children
The splendid Diagon Alley that all fans fell in love with, is located in the Leadenhall Market. When Harry and Hagrid visit the market for the first time, they later enter the Leaky Cauldron Pub through a blue door. This blue door is located at 42 Bull’s Head Passage and even though it used to be an empty shop, it is currently an optician.
Location: Gracechurch St, London, EC3V 1LT
Hours: Detailed opening hours of each shop – Stores
One of the most memorable scenes in The Deathly Hallows Part 1 is when Harry, Ron, and Hermione flee to Piccadilly Circus after the Death Eaters invade Bill´s wedding. Piccadilly Circus is one of the most famous areas to visit in London. You will end up there one way or another.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the 6th movie starts with one of the most impressive scenes during which the Death Eaters destroy the Millennium Bridge. The bridge connects the Tate Museum to St. Paul´s Cathedral.
High Commission of Australia
5 minutes from Covent Garden, you can find the Gringotts Wizarding Bank. The interior of the bank was the one that was actually used in the movie. The bank is as grand as it seems on screen. Sadly, you cannot enter the building unless you need an Australian visa, but you may be lucky and find a guard that will let you take a quick look.