London is the perfect place and heaven for Harry Potter lovers! If you are a nerd like me and grew up with the movies and books of the magical world of wizards, you must first visit the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. You can see real Hogwarts, the movie sets and mystic items of Harry Potter. I went there on my previous London trip already, so I did a walking tour instead. The tour was provided by Muggle Tours and you can easily book the tickets online. The price for the ticket was ~£13 per person and it lasted around 2.5 hours, starting from 11 am. Make sure to arrive 10 minutes early and bring a valid travel card or oyster card as you will be travelling by underground within zone 1. We met our guide Joseph Lockhart, a very funny guy and a true Harry Potter freak (more than I am). We were a small group and we started our tour on Duke Street Hill in front of the London Bridge tube station (close to London Bridge and opposite of Evans Cycle Shop). The whole tour was in English and Joseph tested our Harry Potter skills with interesting questions and fun facts during the tour. Here is a short summary of locations, which we visited during the tour:
- Entrance to the Leaky Cauldron
- The visitors’ entrance to the Ministry of Magic and the site where the trio infiltrate the Ministry using polyjuice potion
- The bridges under and over which the members of the Order of the Phoenix fly on their broomsticks
- The alleyways of Charing Cross Road that were the inspiration for Diagon Alley & Knockturn Alley and a favourite of JK Rowling
Starting at Borough Market
Our guide Joseph Lockhart :) Do you remember this scene? It is from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban The Wobbyl Bridge, also known as the Millennium Bridge Remember the death eater attack from
Harry Potter and the Half-Bood Prince?
Let’s go to the Ministry of Magic Scotland Place, one of the famous scene from
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Unfortunately, the telephone box isn’t there anymore Remember? Last but not least, off to Charing Cross Road, where
JK Rowling got her inspiration for Diagon AlleyIt looks quite similar – doesn’t it?
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