The Top Harry Potter Experiences in London
For Harry Potter fans worldwide, London is the the only place in the world to experience the magic of this epic saga brought to life on film. From Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter to the various landmarks throughout London, Potterheads will go wild on this unforgettable journey. I was fortunate to take this journey a few times with my daughter who is a huge Harry Potter fan. And I have to say, I instantly became a fellow Potterhead* in the end (*Potterheads are die-hard fans devoted to the franchise).
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Where to stay in London
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
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The Adria, London
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Things to do in London
This exhibition is a self-guided tour of the actual iconic film sets and props from the Harry Potter movies. As you enter the Great Hall, you're immediately drawn into the Potterhead world.
Kings Cross Station
This is one of the main train stations in London and where you will find Platform 9 3/4. There's also a Harry Potter souvenir shop for all kinds of memorabilia.
This is the design studio in Soho that created all of the graphic props for the franchise. As you enter the gallery, you'll be transported to graphics and scenes from the movie including a fireplace with flying envelopes.
This iconic city landmark was also a filming location in one of the movies where Ron, Hermione and Harry were almost hit by a double decker London bus.
The Millennium Bridge
This pedestrian suspension bridge was used as a location in the film and destroyed by Death Eaters.
The Reptile House in the London Zoo was featured in the first movie where Harry speaks to a snake.
This is one of the oldest markets in the city and is a location that set the scene for Daigon Alley.
This exterior was shot for the Hogwarts train station is just across the street from Kings Cross Station.
Places to eat & drink in London
Wizard Exploratorium - Try the Wizard afternoon tea or potion making.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter - Try the original Butter Beer and all things Potter.
Need to Know
For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Gabrielle Brechner’s guide, London's Top 5 Things To Do with Elementary & Middle School Kids.
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