The Top Harry Potter Experiences in London

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Barbara Victorio

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Platform 9 3/4 Harry Potter, London.
Curator’s statement

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

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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Posh hotel with polished rooms and Victorian-inspired amenities.

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The Lanesborough

Located on the doorsteps of Hyde Park, The Lanesborough is home to 93 luxurious suites and bedrooms, modern British dining, the vibrant Library Bar and Garden Room and a magnificent spa.

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The Adria, London

A refined urban sanctuary, blending contemporary style with impeccable service, offering a haven of comfort and sophistication in the heart of the city.

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Things to do in London

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

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.

House of MinaLima

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.

Piccadilly Circus

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.

London Zoo

The Reptile House in the London Zoo was featured in the first movie where Harry speaks to a snake.

Leadenhall Market

This is one of the oldest markets in the city and is a location that set the scene for Daigon Alley.

St. Pancras

This exterior was shot for the Hogwarts train station is just across the street from Kings Cross Station.

Places to eat & drink in London

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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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