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Harry Potter’s London
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King’s Cross

Start at King’s Cross, where of course it all starts for Harry and take a photo with a trolley disappearing into the wall at Platform 9 ¾ . The queue is shortest early morning or late evening. Plus there’s a well-stocked gift shop full of Gryffindor jumpers etc. So take some galleons.

 

St Pancras (and the St Pancras Hotel)

Harry actually took the train to Hogwarts from another station across the road.. At the time Kings Cross was considered too ugly so beautiful St Pancras was used instead. One look at the magnificent hotel building and you’ll see why.

 

Claremont Square (Grimmauld Place)

If you have time walk up Pentonville Road and discover the inspiration for Grimmauld Place – Claremont Square. Superfans will notice the road next to the square may have influenced JK Rowling’s choice of a certain pet’s name.

We visit the actual Grimmauld Place location later in the tour. So don’t worry.

 

Leadenhall Market

Harry first speaks Parceltongue in the Reptile House at London Zoo – but that’s a day in itself. So instead travel southbound on the northern line to Bank and take a short walk to Leadenhall Market. This is where the entrance to Diagon Alley was filmed in the first few movies.

 

Borough Market

Time for lunch! Walk across London Bridge to Borough Market, London’s biggest food market. Not only is it foodie heaven it’s also where the entrance to Diagon Alley was filmed in the later movies.

 

Millennium Bridge

After stuffing your face, head to the Millennium Bridge which was destroyed in the seventh film. Cross, avoiding any stray Death Eaters and head to St Paul’s Tube station.

 

Lincoln’s Inn

Take the Central line westbound to Holborn and walk to Lincoln’s Inn. This is where Grimmauld Place was actually filmed.

 

Australia House

A few streets away is Australia House which of course was used as a location for Gringott’s Bank.

 

Great Scotland Yard

Then, if you’re not feeling up to anymore walking, jump on the tube at Temple, get off at Embankment and take a glimpse at Great Scotland Yard next to Trafalgar Sq. Although it’s famous in it’s own right as a Police Station it was also used as the location for the Ministry of Magic.

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