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London Harry Potter Walking Tour

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There are numerous places in London that inspired the Harry Potter book series—you just have to know where to look for them. This guided Harry Potter tour takes you through the city to see the sights that provided inspiration for Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and Platform 9 3/4. You’ll explore the city with fellow Potter fans, and hear fun, behind-the-scenes info from your guide along the way.
You'll start at
The Lodge, Leicester Square, West End, London WC2H 7DE, UK
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  • Pass by Tate Modern
    Pass by King's Cross
    Pass by King's Cross Station
    Pass by Platform 9 3/4
You'll end at
The Lodge, Leicester Square, West End, London WC2H 7DE, UK
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  • Visit the real-life places that inspired J.K. Rowling on this tour
  • Your guide brings the magic of the book to life with little-known facts 
  • Trek through London as a guide points out key spots, such as Platform 9 3/4
  • Easy-to-find meeting spot in Leicester Square
  • Choose between two tour times to fit a busy London sightseeing schedule
What to Expect
This Harry Potter walking tour in London meets in Leicester Square. Once you’ve met your guide and fellow Potter fans, head out through the streets. Your guide takes you to places that inspired the fictional places made up by J.K. Rowling, including Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and Platform 9 3/4. You’ll also stop by coffee shops and other spots where the author sat to write some of the book series. Plus, walk across Millennium Bridge, the site of Lord Voldemort’s brutal muggle attack in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As you walk, your guide tells you entertaining behind-the-scenes information and also has props and photos to make your experience even more memorable. Your magical adventure ends at King’s Cross Station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
TKTS, The Lodge, Leicester Square, West End, London WC2H 7DE, UK
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Zone 1 Travelcard or Oyster card
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Harry Potter's Walking Tour of London is not an official 'Harry Potter' event and is not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported, directly or indirectly by Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, the Harry Potter book publishers or J.K. Rowling and her representatives. All rights to the series of “Harry Potter” books are the property of J.K. Rowling and her publishers including Scholastic Press, et al. Film rights and image trademarks are the property of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ida L wrote a review Jan 2020
Bodo, Norway1 contribution
We never found the group at the meeting place, and when we called the number listed on the site no one answered. We waited around for an hour, and never saw or heard anything or anyone on the meeting place. We really want our money back, but still haven't gotten a response on
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Roberto V wrote a review Jan 2020
Torreon, Mexico3 contributions1 helpful vote
We should get our money back One a half hour walking without sense paying the Underground and heading to the Australia Embassy which was closed of course on Saturday Our guide Ana María was not even dressed like a Harry Potter guide and was not able to race of our group of 18
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Misha C wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Alexandra was very nice but the tour was a mix of Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes and is more accurately described as a tour of movie scenes filmed in or inspired by various London sights. Alexandra also introduced us to OTHER sights filmed in the HP movies but didn't take us
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Date of experience: December 2019
Sajida B wrote a review Aug 2019
London, England, United Kingdom31 contributions12 helpful votes
Was mortified and angry with best tours as I have booked with them twice and both times they cancelled and the 2nd time they didn’t bother to even inform and so we turned up and left home really early to be there. No one turned up and their online chat or phones don’t work. NOT
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from BestTours1, Manager at London Harry Potter Walking Tour
Responded 11 Sep 2019
May I know your order number please?
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Jennifer C wrote a review Jul 2019
Allison Park, Pennsylvania1 contribution
My 14 year old daughter and I had a wonderful experience on our tour. Fun way to walk around London a bit. Steph was a fantastic guide, full of energy, and really knew some interesting information about Harry Potter filming in London. Highly recommend for Harry Potter Fans or
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Response from BestTours1, Guest Relations Manager at London Harry Potter Walking Tour
Responded 11 Jul 2019
Thank you so much! We always strive to provide best tours for you.
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AVOID!! The tour guide didn’t turn up!!
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