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London Harry Potter Walking Tour provided by Best Tours

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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
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Tate Modern
    King's Cross
    King's Cross Station
    Platform 9 3/4
  • You'll end at
    The Lodge, Leicester Square, West End, London WC2H 7DE, UK
    See address & details
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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AandE_G wrote a review 17 Nov
Marion, Illinois570 contributions121 helpful votes
We booked the Harry Potter Walking Tour hoping to get a good overview of London and see some of the more famous locations from the movies. Our experience was very weird though, and I wouldn't recommend this tour. It was supposed to be a small group tour, but a large class of
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Date of experience: December 2019
laura wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
Should have checked the reviews before booking... This experience could be improved by the tour guide showing up, seeing as that didn't happen the only way to improve it now is for the following company: To return the £20 x 2 we paid to sit on a wall next
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Date of experience: September 2020
DayTrip417188 wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions
An absolute joke. My family and I showed up in London at the meeting place in 90 degree heat and waited for our tour guide. They never showed up and never contacted us. We waiting for almost an hour. Of course there’s no phone number on the website and the phone number from
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Date of experience: August 2020
Ida L wrote a review Jan 2020
Bodo, Norway1 contribution2 helpful votes
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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2 Helpful votes
Roberto V wrote a review Jan 2020
Torreon, Mexico3 contributions2 helpful votes
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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Great laugh! Great Tour! Thanks John!!
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They never showed up
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Our guide didn't show up, re-booked, they cancelled again, still chasing refund
I booked the London Chocolate Walking Tour for 22/12/18 as a birthday present for my husband. The guide didn't show
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Harry potter walking tour..... our tour guide was epic
Fantastic tour, informative and very knowledgeable tour guide. Knew a-lot about the subject and was very precise an
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Angie J
AVOID!! The tour guide didn’t turn up!!
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We went to the given location at the right time to start the tour. However, no tour guide showed up. The provided t
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Book Tour. Turned up. Shame the guide didn't. Tried the emergency Best Tours phone number - cannot speak to as hu
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