From official Harry Potter attractions, to film locations and unofficial ‘wizard-themed’ experiences, London is full of exciting adventures for any die-hard Potterhead. Take a Top Sights Harry Potter tour to ensure you see all the sights while you wait for your Hogwarts letter…
On A Top Sights Harry Potter tour you’ll get to see the sights of London as well as some of the places significant for Harry Potter Fans. Below are a few highlights you’ll see from the Wizarding World!
The Millennium Bridge
First opened in 2000 (for a day!) then closed for two additional years for additional work, the London Millennium Footbridge conveniently connects the financial district near St. Paul’s Cathedral to the south bank, in front of the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe – ideal for visitors who want to see as much as they can without wasting time on public transit. Unlike its appearance in The Half-Blood Prince where the bridge pulled an Elle Woods and did a massive bend-and-snap after a Death Eater attack, it’s perfectly stable for you to see (and walk on) today.
Get that photo at the real Platform 9¾
A cute freebie for passing Potter fans, a luggage trolly embedded in the wall at London’s Kings Cross station gives us all the chance to take that first step on our journey to Hogwarts. A nearby Harry Potter gift shop gives you the opportunity to buy your own wand. Potterheads also gather here on September 1 each year, which is apparently the traditional day for new students to catch the Hogwarts Express.
See where ‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child’ premiered at the Palace Theatre
This two-part play, set nineteen years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, cast a spell over the West End when it opened two years ago. Since then, it’s picked up a record-breaking nine Olivier awards, and welcomed a whole new cast to the stage.The Palace theatre is also beautiful and boasts nearly 100 years of theatre in the heart of London.
St. Pauls Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral is an historical Christian church located in London, England and the famous site of many royal weddings. On the tour, you’ll get to see where Newton Scamander met Albus Dumbledore in 1927…a top the roofs of St Paul’s Cathedral!
On a Top Sight Tour, you’ll get to see many more Harry Potter attractions! London is full of things to do for travelers, foodies, and Potterheads alike. If you only have three days to see as much as you can in this wonderful city, this itinerary will give you the best of both worlds; allowing you to bask in the magical world of Harry Potter while not missing out on the classic London attractions.