Great Britain

Magical LONDON from Harry Potter

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There isn’t any place as magical as London.

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Every Harry Potter fan will surely love following locations – here, I will introduce you few movie locations and some places in the town that just look magical.

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Hogwarts Harry Potter Studios London

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1. Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden

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It’s probably little predictable. All the scenes, set pieces, decorations… are authentic here, thus used in the movies. So I probably don’t have to mention that visiting Studios is an AMAZING experience. The staff is really nice and helpful with questions and taking pictures 🙂

Important notice – you HAVE to buy tickets MONTHS ahead, so be ready. I got little hysterical when I saw there were any left for the time of our visit, but then I got lucky – exactly two vacant tickets suddenly came up on the website on the second day of our London visit. It happens when others change their reservations, but I definitely don’t recommend relying on it.  

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Harry Potter Studios London Harry Potter Studios London

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How to get to the Studios

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By public transport (best by the underground or train), you have to travel to the Watford Junction station. Then, just catch a double decker bus with large harry potter pictures leaving in front of the station. It’s a shuttle between the Station and the Studios.  

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2. Platform 9¾ 

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For those who don’t have time or money (it almost hurts to pay for the tickets) or any tickets on the site left, is there an alternative. Platform 9 and 3/4 at King’s Cross. Don’t search for it among regular platforms – it has a special place. And, you should take you wand to make crowd also waiting for the picture disappear.

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St. Pancras  Platform 9 and 3/4

 

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3. St. Pancras

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When you’re on the King’s Cross already, go outside – you will surely notice something familiar – you could have seen this building in the Chamber of Secrets, as Harry and Ron flew over it in a flying car. Moreover, it’s a pretty building 😁.

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Which London sightseeings are worth visiting and which are not? Find out here

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4. Shaftesbury Avenue

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is the street, where Harry, Ron and Hermione apparated in the seventh movie after wedding attack (even though there’s also a scene from Picadilly Circus). Hermione says this about Shaftesbury avenue: “I used to come to theatre here with mom and dad” and the interesting thing is, that today, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is played there in the Palace Theatre.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child London

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5. Godwin’s Court

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Oficialy, this street has nothing to do with the movies, but hey – look how pretty it is :). One would believe, that this tiny street was an inspiration for the Diagon, or, perhaps more for the Knokturn Alley. It’s not easy to find it – I returned three times until I found it. And it seems that this street’s citizens also acknowledge its uniqueness – one of them put a statue of an owl and a broom to their window.

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Godwins court

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6. Millenium Bridge

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is exactly that bridge which dramatically falls into the Thames in the 6th movie after death-eaters’ attack. Moreover, it’s an interesting photo place.

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Millenium bridge London deatheaters

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7. Fly (walk) through London’s city center like Harry 

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If you’re an ordinary muggle, you can enjoy beauties of evening Thames only by walking. There, Harry and his friends are flying in the 5th movie. For instance, you can begin your walk on the Millenium Bridge and continue all the way to the Parliament (Big Ben)

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Thames London

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8. Leadenhall Market

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Another inspiration for Diagonal Alley could surely be the passage of Leadenhall market. If you want to enjoy unique atmosphere, come outside rush hours – in the afternoon. The shops are closed and the place is fairly empty then. 
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Leadenhall market

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9. Australia house

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Australia house became an inspiration for Gringotts bank‘s interior.

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Gringottbank

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Did this article enchant you? Before starting your flying car, don’t forget to look at the coolest and most unusual places to see in the city here.

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