The Warner Bros studio might be the top ticket for Harry Potter lovers visiting London, but the city has so many magical movie locations for fans to explore. Join a group of fellow muggles for a walking tour and see the real-life locations that inspired sets such as Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and the Ministry of Magic.
Harry Potter walking tour of London
Visit filming locations from the Harry Potter movies
See the real-life inspirations for Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and the Ministry of Magic
Learn more about Harry Potter and the filming of the movies from an expert guide
Choice of departure times available throughout the day
Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience
Meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people close to London Bridge in central London in time for a morning or afternoon departure (depending on option chosen). Accompanied by your guide, a fellow muggle, set out to discover London most magical spots and explore the sites where the Harry Potter movies were filmed. Along the way, see the real-life locations that inspired fictional sets including the Leaky Cauldron pub, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic, and Knocturn Alley. Visit sites such as the historic Clink prison, The Golden Hinde, and Westminster Station; walk across ‘The Wobbly Bridge’ (the Millennium Bridge); and admire the magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral, one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Your tour ends in Cecil Court, near Leicester Square.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, May 2019
We were shown around by Luke Le Strange who gave us the dramatic tour we were after!
It was a little tricky to find the location of the tour but Luke did explain there was a bit of a fluke on the system and then he waited for everyone to turn up which we thought was so considerate!
We took part in the tour on April 20, 2019 and enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was super awesome: funny, energetic, informative, and friendly. We saw interesting places in central London where the Harry Potter movies were filmed and/or by which J. K. Rowling was inspired.
Tour Guide was great. Very Energetic. You could tell that he enjoyed Harry Potter and doing the tour.
The only issue is the directions that Viator provided. We missed our tour on the previous day because the information that Viator gives is not correct. The next day we missed the 1030am tour because of the poor directions that Viator has. Luckily we found tour guide for next tour 11am. He let us join them. The real location for the tour start is a 1/4 mile away. Our tour guide explained that 3rd party sites have the wrong tour start and they are trying to have them fix it. I have since checked and it looks like Viator has corrected directions.
I cannot remember the tour guide's name. but he was so amazing. He was tolerant with tour groups. and very informative and entertaining and try to make sure everyone is comfortable during the tour. 2.5 hours passed very quick but still it was very packed and very rewarding. the guide was perfect and I even regret that I haven't booked more tours from here since I really enjoyed this tour. I highly recommend this walking tour even though I am not a big fan of Harry Potter it will be a good experience and a way to get to know more of London.
"Hagrid" was a fun and excellent tour guide who had in-depth knowledge of the Harry Potter movie and book series. His signature look made him easy to see in the crowd and his unmistakable laugh was an auditory cue to his location too! We are a family with adult children, and were surprised by the high energy and excitement of the elementary school children in our group. "Hagrid" handling their questions and comments with infinite patience, kept the tour on track and included the adults and couples on the tour with his games and questions. We learned lots of fun trivia and saw parts of London we wouldn't have seen otherwise. This was a fun experience and a great walking tour of the Harry Potter sites in London. Be warned; we did not go to Platform 9 3/4 in Kings Cross, so you may want to venture to the station on your own.
Superb tour!Nicholas was witty and informative. Although we had initially booked a tour for our teenage daughter who is a huge Harry Potter fan, we found that we enjoyed the tour as much as she did. His ability to connect the books/movies with venues around London made for a thoroughly enjoy able trip.
This tour was wonderful! It was a highlight of our trip for our boys ages 12 and 13, and the guide was very tolerant of their constant questions and comments. Even though we parents aren't Harry Potter fans, we loved the tour for taking us into spots in London we hadn't yet seen.
Our guide Nicolas Longbottom, was fantastic and very informative. We not learned about Harry Potter but about London. He also had great tips for other things a visitor to London should see. You won’t be disappointed with him as your tour guide.