Harry Potter is a legendary name; it reminds us of our childhood when the book was released. We have watched the movies too and deep down the only thing that triggered us if the magical world was for real. Harry Potter has millions of fans around the world. Can you imagine a day when you didn’t discuss Hogwarts and the famous trio?
The movie scenes are recognizable; you will find most of the famous sites in London. If the world of wizards fascinated you, then what are you waiting for? It’s time to pack up your luggage and take a break from the world of muggles. In this journey, Visa Express can be your Portkey. So, let’s explore the London sites of the Harry Potter movie:
The journey of Harry Potter started from the famous platform number 9 3/4, from where the Hogwarts Express departed. We can never forget the scene when Harry met Ron. The trolley disappeared into the wall; in real life, that scene was taken on the west side of the platform. The entrance of platforms number 9, 10 and 11 were shown in the movie. You can visit that place and find out the arched wall, which was shown in the movie – the template of platform number 9 3/4 was projected there. The King’s Cross Station should be your first place to explore and start this magical journey in London.
Diagon Alley is the best stop for the wizards and witches. So, why do you miss this place? The scene of Diagon Alley, shown in the movies was shot in Leadenhall Market in the City of London. In real life, the Leaky Cauldron is a Victorian market that was made hundreds of years ago. The Leadenhall Market was projected beautifully as the Diagon Alley, from where the wizards and witches bought their necessary items and most importantly Ollivanders – the wand shop. You can explore this market too and collect some good memories.
The Wizarding Bank was introduced to the world in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The Goblins, golden coin, dungeons, lockers, and everything fascinated us. In reels, Gringotts Wizarding Bank was shown as an old massive building. The shots were filmed inside the Australia House, which is situated in central London. You can visit this place and explore the only bank of Wizarding World. The Australia House was opened by King George V in 1918.
All the magic took place in Warner Bros Studio in London. Most of the Harry Potter movie scenes were shot in the studio. And the set of Harry Potter is open for the fans. You can explore the Great Hall, Forbidden Forest, Dudgeons, Class Rooms, and many other scenes of Harry Potter movies that were shot here. You will be amazed once you visit the studio.
The props, costumes are displayed, with which you can take pictures. The SFX and VFX was the real deal, it never let us find the difference between reel and real life. The replica of Hogwarts Castle is there too. This place is for die-hard fans to enjoy the ambiance and cherish the moments.
The entrance of the Wizarding World – The Leaky Cauldron was shot in Charing Cross Road in London’s West End. The Leaky Cauldron served as a gate, and it takes the wizards right to the Diagon Alley. In real life Charing Cross Road is a well-known place in London, the street is full of second-hand shops. You will be able to buy second-hand antiques too. The charming street won’t only remind you about Harry Potter movie scenes, but you will feel nostalgic. Imagine roaming around Charing Cross Road with your loved ones on a winter evening.
Along with the above-mentioned location, there are many other sites like Lambeth Bridge, Westminster Tube Station, Millennium Bridge, Reptile House in London Zoo, and many more. You can explore them all in a single trip to London. And don’t forget to carry your wand, because you never know if you find out the secret door. So, Potter’s heads are prepared for an awesome journey in the streets of London. Feel the magical vibes and don’t miss exploring any of them. We don’t go to London every day, right?