Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or re-reading all seven books are both great ways to re-live the Harry Potter series. If you find yourself in London, however, we we’ve got the perfect Harry Potter’s London tour for you! On this Harry Potter Bus Tour, you will come face-to-face with the places that inspired some of your favorite scenes! What could be better than getting to re-enact your favorite scenes with a bunch of Harry Potter fans?
The answer is nothing. Except maybe being a part of the original cast, but it’s too late for that so you’ll have to settle for Plan B.
King’s Cross Station is one of the locations most powerfully associated with everyone’s favorite boy wizard, from Harry’s first fledgling steps as a Hogwarts student to the series finale. But there’s so much more to discover in London for dedicated Harry Potter fans! Here are eight places worth checking out:
1. Millennium Bridge
The Millennium Bridge is featured at the beginning of the sixth movie, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, when a group of Death Eaters destroy the bridge. We’re happy to report that it has since been magically repaired.
2. Borough Market and Leadenhill Market
Shops in both markets, at different times, were used as The Leaky Cauldron. J.K. Rowling imagined the pub on Charing Cross Road.
3. Lambeth Bridge
The Nightbus crosses this bridge and squeezes between two other busses in The Prisoner of Azkaban.
4. Claremont Square
This was the set designer’s inspiration for 12 Grimmauld Place, headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix.
5. St. Paul’s Cathedral
The staircase to Professor Trelawney’s classroom is actually a staircase in St. Paul’s.
6. Great Scotland Yard
Come here to see the entrance to the Ministry of Magic.
7. Australia High Commission
This embassy doubled up as Gringott’s bank. Ask nicely, and the security guard will let you see it.
8. King’s Cross Station
Platform 9¾, while sadly closed to Muggles, is commemorated with a popular Harry Potter gift shop.
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