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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours
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Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you belong in, then walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards and witches while visiting Diagon…

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Experience the River Thames

Running 215 miles from sea to source, the Thames is the heart of London and beyond. Spending a day on or along the banks of the River Thames will leave you wishing you could stay in this fine city a little longer. Here are some ways to make a splash.

Boat Tours

Boat Tours

From the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London, get London’s best views during a leisurely tour along the Thames, while getting the facts on the city’s history.

Lunch Cruises

Lunch Cruises

Book a noontime cruise. The only thing better than taking in London on the Thames is doing it in style, relaxing with lunch, a glass of wine, or a hot cup of tea.

Dinner Cruises

Dinner Cruises

See London and its sites sparkle at night while enjoying a 4-course meal with wine in hand. You can book a boat with panoramic windows, and even a live band if you fancy that.



If being on the water isn’t for you, enjoy the Thames on dry land. The walking paths can’t be beat. You can join a tour; a guide will point out London’s landmarks along the way.



The Thames is the only river in Europe to have a national trail follow it’s whole length. You can join a bike tour and enjoy a panoramic view of London along its beautiful banks.

Our insider tips

Fun Facts

Londoners and tourists alike enjoy the Thames. Home to 25 species of fish, you’ll see fisherman as you dine in the many cafes and restaurants along the way. Cross its many bridges for a great view and a picture perfect postcard of London. During various times of year, you can even stumble upon a festival, such as Totally Thames in September.

How to Book Tours

Head online and read about bike tours or the best of the best Thames river cruises. Whether you cruise around for lunch or dinner, or stroll with a friend on the banks, London’s panorama awaits.

Where Do Boat Tours Leave From?

Many River Thames boat cruises leave from Westminster, Tower, and Greenwich Piers. The tour operator will include this information.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    It's always open, naturally.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free to visit, however tour prices vary.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not compulsory but recommended.
  • How to get there
    You can get to the Thames in many parts of London. But why not take the tube to Westminster and enjoy the view from Westminster Bridge or Lambeth Bridge?
  • Additional information

    • Make sure to check the weather forecast before setting off on a stroll along the river.

    • The best way to enjoy the river is by boat, so why not book onto a boat tour?

What people are saying about River Thames

We have a great time yesterday at our walking tour.

We have a great time yesterday at our walking tour. Our guide, Ryan, was great, with a nice sense of humor. My 11th years old daugther, really enjoyed it. Althouth English isn't our mother language, the description was understood.

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Vasiliki, 05/05/2019

Great way to get an overview of the city and hop off at themust-see sp

Was convenient,clean,informative and just an all-round pleasant experience! We loved it!

The Original London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour Reviewed by Anne Marie, 26/04/2019

Lovely hosts and local information great time

Easy to find, friendly staff, good local knowledge and banter Thoroughly enjoyed this trip

Fun and games while seeing less known parts of London

Through brilliant and witty aussie Tom, you get 2-2½ hours of interesting locations, trivia. Including an entertaining quiz for the real Harry Potter-nerds. Only having watched the movies will not suffice -for full points, you need to know stuff the movies have overlooked...

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Patrik, 18/04/2019

Très bon moment, avec une super guide (Cathy)

Great walk through the London of Harry Potter. Cathy was driving the group with great stories. She was also using film sequence to show us the outcome of the work done from the real streets, buildings, doors... to the final film sequence. We had nice time with our 2 kids ( 10 and 14). Thanks again Cathy!

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Julie, 18/04/2019

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