Movie locations in/around the City of London featuring 4 from Harry Potter
Let's go for a walk around four Harry Potter outdoor movie locations in London and pass a few others (eg James Bond, 101 Dalmations). We'll walk, take a Tube (subway) and a the classic London double-decker bus ride around four Harry Potter locations.
You'll get some great London history too. The mix will be about 50/50 Harry Potter. You'll see 'the City' - London's city-within-a-city, the financial district where ancient architecture rubs shoulders with the latest quirky glass and steel skyscrapers.
Please note no endorsement is claimed from the movie's owners/creators.
IMPORTANT: Please do not confuse this walking tour with the official studios tour located outside London. Thank you.
St Paul's Cathedral
The Death Eaters' Bridge (for great views of the Thames)
The 'real Hogwarts'
The Leaky Cauldron
The Bank of England
Platform 9 3/4
There will be at least one subway ride and one double-decker bus ride!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: usually we will start by the steps of St Paul's Cathedral at the statue of Queen Anne (nearest tubes St Paul's, Mansion House or Blackfriars). Meeting points will occasionally vary depending on your hotel location and the tour can also be run backwards.
End location: If we are going to run the tour in the usual direction, we'll finish up at Kings Cross station, a 5min subway trip from downtown. If the tour is in reverse, we would finish at St Paul's Cathedral.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Our fantastic public transportation system and our legs!
My guiding services and 10 years experience!
This tour consists of exteriors only and public spaces, so there are no entrance fees to pay.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 GBP - You'll need an Oyster Card for the subway (£5 p/p deposit).
You'll need to be in possession of a travel pass; either a paper travel card for this day (covering Zones 1-2) or an Oyster card (electronic credit card type ticket). These can be bought at any Underground/Tube/Subway station and some newsagents.
I am not a driver; we have a wonderful - and comprehensive - public transport system to enjoy here.
I am not a Blue Badge guide but have 12 years experience and four continents under my guiding belt.
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Simon did a great job of keeping things interesting for both the kids and the adults in our group. We would highly recommend Simon to both family and friends. His knowledge and passion for the City of London was quite obvious.