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London Harry Potter Walking Tour

Greater London, United Kingdom

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Step into a wonderland of wizardry on this Harry Potter walking tour. Trek through muggle-run London to visit beloved literary and cinematic landmarks such as Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and Platform 9¾. Along the way, enjoy Harry Potter trivia, and visit famous locations that inspired J.K. Rowling's epic book series. This is a magical tour for Harry Potter fans of all ages and a great activity for family vacations in London.
  • Harry Potter walking tour in London
  • See locations used in the Harry Potter movies, including the Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley
  • Pose for a photo at Platform 9¾, where Harry caught the Hogwarts Express
  • Hear behind-the-scenes info about the films

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Boat transportation - £7.70
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • All Bar One Leicester Square
    46 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LU, UK

    The Corner of All Bar One (All Bar One is right next to McDonalds)

Start time

12:00 PM

End point

  • Leadenhall Market
    Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT, UK

What To Expect

Get acquainted with the fantastical landmarks of Harry Potter’s world with this thematic walking tour through London. Meet your guide in Leicester Square, wind through London, and listen to loads of Harry Potter trivia about the filming locations.

Stroll through Diagon Alley where Harry purchased all his magical school supplies in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Then visit the entry to the Leaky Cauldron, the popular wizarding pub. Walk over the Millennium Bridge, the site of Lord Voldemort’s brutal muggle attack in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Continue along the Thames River from the Embankment to Tate Modern Museum to view key London sites that inspired J.K. Rowling’s tales. Experience the world through the author’s eyes as you see elements of muggle London spun into a magical patchwork.

Then travel by tube (make sure you have a valid Travelcard for Zone 1) to King’s Cross, where you’ll visit Platform 9¾. Stand where Harry, Ron, and Hermoine did as they waited for the Hogwarts Express, and pose for a photo with a disappearing luggage trolley. Your tour ends in the afternoon at King’s Cross Station.

Tate Modern (Pass By)

Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark.

ODEON Leicester Square Luxe Cinema (Pass By)

The Largest single screen cinema in U.K., home to hundreds of premieres since 1937!

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Harry Potter's Walking Tour of London is not an official 'Harry Potter' event and is not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly by Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, the Harry Potter book publishers or J.K. Rowling and her representatives. All rights to the series of “Harry Potter” books are the property of J.K. Rowling and her publishers including Scholastic Press, et al. Film rights and image trademarks are the property of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during London Harry Potter Walking Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during London Harry Potter Walking Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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The guide was there 5 minutes late and Viator don’t have any number for you to call to sort this out.
We were requested to arrive 10 minutes early, and she didn't arrive until 10 minutes later.
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Alan's magical tour of London
James_M, Sep 2021
The tour was informative and interesting and the tour guide was very pleasant and helpful we found out some interesting facts about London and Harry Potter that we did not know
Kings cross station
Guy_S, Feb 2020
It was very interesting and fun to see the locations that were used to inspire the movie and walking london
A must for any fan of the Harry Potter films...
tammyincos, Jul 2018
I did this tour with 3 other friends - all HP fans of both the books and movies. We loved it. Our guide - Alan - was amazing providing lots of tidbits of information about film locations and movie trivia what we would never known otherwise. He also pointed out other things along the way (referencing Peter Pan and Dr. Strange) which we enjoyed. And he gave us great tips about other things to see and do in London related to Harry Potter (like cheap shopping at Primark and visiting the graphic design shop at MinaLima). We loved this tour and would highly recommend it. Oh and be sure to compare - not all HP walking tours are the same.
Tom was a great and engaging tour...
Melinda_W, Sep 2016
Tom was a great and engaging tour guide! He knew lots of cool facts about London and several of the Harry Potter filming locations. The tour itself was amazing, as I got to see some parts of the city I probably wouldn't have found on my own. I would definately recommend it. :
Our Tour with Al and Tom was great...
Michael_Z, Jun 2016
Our Tour with Al and Tom was great! They were very knowledgeable about the movie and filming and we were able to see a lot of London highlights.
A must for any Harry Potter fanatic...
Angela C, Aug 2016
A must for any Harry Potter fanatic! Also a great way to see various sights in and around London that you might not have heard of.
Family had a great time with Tom and...
juan_G, Aug 2016
Family had a great time with Tom and Allan! It turned out to be a rather large group but the two of them handled it very well! They were knowledgable, entertaining and overall very helpful. My kids were chatting with both during walks in between sites and thought they were the best tour guides ever! Harry Potter fans will definitely enjoy! For clarity - this is not the studio tour. But this is a great walking tour to see both Harry Potter filming sites and London in general. Be sure to bring your tube cards!
My husband and I decided to take...
Erika S, Aug 2015
My husband and I decided to take this tour rather than the 7 hour day at warner brothers studio tour. We are super glad we did! This was a Great way to see the sights and learn some London history. This tour is great for Harry Potter fans and history buffs. I recommend this tour to anyone.
Nice tour .. we got to see another...
Doha A, Nov 2015
Nice tour .. we got to see another side of London .. I would recommend this tour if you are a fan of walking and don't mind long walks
Great way to see London and hear...
Donna G, Dec 2014
Great way to see London and hear facts about Harry Potter films. We went to some great little hidden places that inspired J K Rowling. Tour guide Sarah was fabulous, not only gave us info about the film's but lots of incidental facts about London. We loved the chewing gum art on Millenium Bridge.
Very informative tour. The two...
Brett C, Sep 2014
Very informative tour. The two guides were very knowledgable and quite witty but I felt the tour group was a bit large. We had about 30 people in our group and it was quite easy to miss some commentary or in fact lose sight of the tour leaders in the hustle and bustle of busy London streets. Still we got to see parts of London that we would not have ordinarily seen ourselves.
Our guide was John and he did a good...
dkitaly2013, Jul 2014
Our guide was John and he did a good job on this well paced walking tour that gives you a nice blend of Harry Potter sights as well as the city of London itself. The short ride on the river was a nice way to see a little more of the city than you could walking. Make sure you have an Oyster card as part of the trip invoves a short ride on the tube. The tour ends at the St. Pancras station where the Platform 9 3/4 is. You will see the real one and then the Harry Potter store at the station has a queue where you can wait to get your picture taken holding the cart that is going through the brick wall. Everyone in our party enjoyed the tour and it was a good way to get familiar with London if its your first time there.
My family of 5 with kids ages 10, 13...
Catherine C, Dec 2014
My family of 5 with kids ages 10, 13 and 13 had a ball on the London Harry Potter Walking Tour. Our guide, Sarah Jefferson, did an amazing job of showing us Ms. Rowling's inspirations throughout daily London. We covered a lot of ground in just shy of 3 hours and our attention was captured the whole time. Sarah did a great job of engaging the group, but especially the kids, throughout the whole tour. She was knowledgeable and fun! A bonus of doing this early in your London trip - Sarah took us to some cool places that we were not even aware existed, that we were then able to go back and visit later during our trip.
Very fun, cool tour with two guides...
Stuart J, Sep 2014
Very fun, cool tour with two guides trading off. As others have said, it's also a great way to see a lot of London with Thames cruise taking you across the river, and underground ride to Platform 9 and 3/4. We did this on our first day and immediately became comfortable with using the tube for the rest of the trip. A must for youngsters (and us older folks too) who are Harry Groupies! It was an all ages crowd.
It was excellent. Platform 9 3/4...
Chris A, Aug 2014
It was excellent. Platform 9 3/4 was really the least of it, the guide was knowledgable and interesting; especially making the point of Rowling writing about England as it is, and how the movies and books were capturing very real essences from London. My kids and I have been watching the movies again, and it is no end of thrilling to see the places we walked on the screen.
This was every bit as good as we...
Michelle_S, Sep 2013
This was every bit as good as we hoped. The tour guide Frankie was funny and informative. It was a great way to see some of London that we would not normally have seen.
We loved this tour. We had just...
Susan M, Dec 2013
We loved this tour. We had just arrived from a long haul flight from Australia and wanted to keep awake and get some exercise. This tour was excellent as we kept moving but at a relaxed pace and learnt heaps about London as well as the Harry Potter sights. Our tour guide John was very knowledgeable and also showed us locations for other films like Bridget Jones Diary and Skyfall. On previous trips to London we've mostly moved around by tube but you see so much more and get a different appreciation of the city by walking. The tour ends at platform 9 3/4 where you can have a photo taken with your favourite Hogwarts house colours. Thanks John for a very enjoyable afternoon.
We did this tour on our first day in...
Tara, Aug 2012
We did this tour on our first day in London and it was absolutely perfect. Besides seeing many of the Harry Potter filming sites we also got to see a good amount of London within the three-ish hours. Make sure you write down where certain sites are if you want to revisit them later, you can get pretty turned around. We walked through a beautiful outdoor farmers market on the tour but then couldn't find it again afterward. Overall great tour and very knowledgeable guide!
Our guide was great. It was a great...
Cheryl O, Nov 2013
Our guide was great. It was a great way to see all the sites used in the Harry Potter movies. Our guide was also helpful in helping us to use the subway after the tour. Great way to see London as well.
This was an amazing way to see the...
Kristen A, Jul 2013
This was an amazing way to see the inspiration behind the Harry Potter books. If you're a true Harry Potter fan, like me, you will love this tour. The walk around London allows you to sight see as well. Our tour guide, a male that I can't recall his name, was just fabulous. He was full of additional anecdotes about Harry Potter and the city itself as well. He was open to any and all questions and overall was just a pleasure to have as our guide. I highly recommend this tour for anyone of any age.


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