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A Harry Potter Holiday – London Guide for Fans

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Most Harry Potter fans would love a Harry Potter holiday. Here is just the thing – a London guide for fans, featuring all things Harry Potter. It’s not just for kids you know!

Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour, London.

Opened in order to celebrate the making of Harry Potter and the extraordinary talent that goes into making major movies, the studio walking tour is an absolute must-see for Harry Potter fans! Go behind the scenes and visit the sets, see the props and view the costumes for a truly enchanting experience. Take a once in a lifetime visit to the famous Great Hall, Diagon Alley, Ministry of Magic, Dumbledore’s Office, Gryffindor Common Room and Boys’ Dormitory. Other attractions include a 1:24 scale model of Hogwarts Castle as well as Hagrid’s Hut. A spell-binding tour that you will never forget!

Hall at Hogwarts  

Potions room, harry potter studio tour

Ollivanders wand shop - Harry Potter tour

The Cauldron Cocktail Bar

Grab a wizards robe and some potions to have the most fun cocktail making experience ever! Use a cauldron to brew up your own concoctions in this magical new venue in the Elephant and Castle, London. Wave your magic wand and its bubble bubble, toil and trouble with colour-changing an smoking concoctions! Not officially associated with Harry Potter but we are seeing the connection eh?

Mixing cocktails at the Cauldron London

Cauldron and cocktails being mixed

The Harry Potter themed hotel – Georgian House

This family run boutique hotel has a Harry Potter themed Wizards Enchanted Chambers full of magic and marvel. With its stained glass windows, stone walls, archways, trunks, cauldrons, and  four-poster beds hung with velvet curtains, you will be transported to the magical world of Hogwarts. Wood burning stoves, curious artefacts, cauldrons in fireplaces and tapestries complete the look. Sounds fantastic!

Harry Potter themed room

Stairway at Georgian House Wizards Chamber

Harry Potter walking tour, Trafalgar Square

Harry Potter walking tour street London

Harry Potter Bus Tour of London

£10 per person. 2 hours 3/4 and ends at Kings Cross. Here is what is included –

  • Find the location used as the entrance to the Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
  • Get a photo pushing a trolley through the wall at Platform 9 ¾
  • See where the Knight Bus squeezed through the oncoming double decker buses in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Walk in the footsteps of Rubeus Hagrid (Robbie Coltraine) and Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) to the entrance of the Leaky Cauldron
  • See the location used for Gringotts Bank (exterior only)

Harry Potter double decker bus - tour

The trolley on the platform for photo opps!

harry potter bus tour pics -platform 9 3/4 trolley

 

Giant Harry Potter Wands lit up at St Paul’s Cathedral

October to Millennium bridge from 18th – November 13th. From 6.45 – 10.45 a light show and music display every 40 mins. Standing 15feet tall, they mark the upcoming launch of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. A special new theme will be launched called “Wizarding Wednesdays”, which will include a variety of magical activities for Harry Potter fans. Every Wednesday people can take part in wand training or watch a spellbinding live performance of music from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films – by a marching military band (November 7). It is also to help to raise awareness for J.K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos, whose mission is to end the institutionalisation of children around the world.

Harry Potter giant wands, London

The Escape Room, near Liverpool Street

Enigma Quest is an escape room with a distinct Harry Potter feel to it. 

Enigma Quests website states that you will have to defeat dark forces before you are able to leave the room. “This is not an easy task, and will require you to be focused as never before. Your team will face obstacles and tests requiring cooperation and some bravery. Remember, every minute counts!” 

the escape room harry potter style liverpool st london

The escape room harry potter style

Leadenhall Market, where the Diagon Alley scenes were filmed.

Diagon alley Harry Potter film location, London

 

So I hope you get to go on a Harry Potter holiday if you are in London. Any of the above are worth doing, if not all of them! I know what I will be doing if I am visiting London. The whole family can enjoy this, in fact anyone would enjoy the magic of Harry Potter. Prepare to be spellbound! 

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If you are keen to check out more Harry Potter stuff, check out my recent post on Harry Potter Themed Home Accessories

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  1. Peppermint Dolly
    November 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    I love this whole post!! I went to Leavesden Studios quite early on after they opened, but would love to go back and see all the new sections they now have! Plus maybe a few other bits and pieces from your list!!

    Rebecca | Peppermint Dolly

    • blognewser
      November 13, 2018 at 11:55 am

      Nice one, I can’t wait to visit now!

  2. Justine Kinirons
    November 13, 2018 at 6:06 am

    This was my favourite place ever!! I need to plan a trip back – So magical 🙂

    • blognewser
      November 13, 2018 at 11:55 am

      Cool, where did u go, the studios? Sounds fab

  3. Ally
    November 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    We are going to London, Scotland and Ireland in May for our anniversary and since I’m a huge Harry Potter fan I was already planning on doing the platform 9 3/4 picture but this has given me so many more ideas! Thank you for the tips!

  4. Katie Hudspeth
    November 13, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I love Harry Potter! Thanks for saving me the plane ticket. It looks amazing!

  5. Roland
    November 14, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I love Harry Potter. In all honesty, I wish I could become a wizard. I think I would be a great one. But this is awesome. I’m almost certain adults will love this just as much as kids would. Never been to London but when and if I do, I’m sure going here. Great post.

  6. Stephanie
    November 14, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    This would be an amazing trip and an unforgettable experience! Last summer we took our kids to universal studios Hollywood for the Harry Potter World and I was a little disappointed. It wasn’t as magical as I was hoping. This trip that you took looks amazing! Sign me up for the next one!

  7. Kelly
    November 15, 2018 at 1:06 am

    This is a fantastic resource. I’m planning a trip to London this coming summer and wanted to see Harry Potter stuff. Bookmarking and using in my planning. Thank you!

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