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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

1. Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with weird and wonderful trivia all along the way.  Meet your guide and start your adventure by finding out which Hogwarts’ House you belong in. Compete against other Houses in an interactive quiz as you see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling, from Shakespeare's Globe to the London alleys that inspired Knockturn Alley. Highlights include passing The Leaky Cauldron, the secret wizarding inn. Explore the real Diagon Alley, where Harry buys his first wand. Even see the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".  For part of your guided tour, choose either a short boat trip down the Thames or take the world-famous London Underground. Both the boat and Underground options follow this itinerary:  1. Southwark Cathedral 2. 800-year-old Borough Market 3. Sir Francis Drake's world-famous Golden Hinde 4. Winchester Palace 5. 900-year-old Clink Prison 6. Shakespeare's Globe 7. Millennium Bridge 8. Daniel Radcliffe's School 9. The London Eye 10. River Thames 11. Sherlock Holmes' Pub 12. Great Scotland Yard 13. Gringotts Wizarding Bank 14. The world's smallest police station 15. Trafalgar Square 16. Knockturn Alley 17. Diagon Alley 18. Palace Theatre

Harry Potter 3.5-Hour Bus Tour of London Movie Sites

2. Harry Potter 3.5-Hour Bus Tour of London Movie Sites

The 3.5-hour tour by air-conditioned mini-coach includes many of the film locations and inspirations from all 8 films in the series, including King's Cross Station, which was used to film Platform 9 ¾, 12 Grimmauld Place, and the sites used for the Leaky Cauldron. With the locations scattered across the capital, the Harry Potter Tour of London is the best way to see the sites. You will also get to see many other familiar landmarks along the way, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. Learn about magic and how the films were made. See how good your Harry Potter knowledge is as you tour. Along the way you will have the chance to get off the bus on several occasions, stretch your legs, take pictures and see the locations up close.

Day Trip by Rail to Edinburgh from London

3. Day Trip by Rail to Edinburgh from London

Welcome and Departure Be present at King’s Cross Station at 6:30 AM to exchange your voucher for your train tickets for your outbound and inbound rail journeys. Your train will depart at 7:00 AM and arrive in to Edinburgh at 11:22 AM. Please print all tickets for both your return rail journey and attractions. Edinburgh – Open-Top Bus Tour Delve into the Scottish capital’s rich history with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour that takes in all the major sights: the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and atmospheric Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle  Enjoy free admission to Edinburgh Castle, where you can marvel at the sparkling Scottish Crown Jewels and photograph breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s famous skyline. Return Journey  After a thrilling day spent discovering Edinburgh, your train departs at 5:31 PM, arriving back in London at 10:18 PM. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. First Class - optional - includes refreshments served at your seat.

London: Harry Potter Filming Locations Guided Taxi Day Trip

4. London: Harry Potter Filming Locations Guided Taxi Day Trip

Add some magic to your trip to London with a Harry Potter Tour, where we will visit all the film set locations in London including platform 9 3/4, Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank and more. I will navigate our tour with ease across London which will give you ample time to take that perfect family vacation photo. Depending on the starting location of the tour the route may vary to maximize our time at these locations. So let's leave the Muggle world behind us and get on our broomsticks to the fantasy world of Harry Potter and his young Wizard friends.

From London: Day Trip to Harry Potter Studios and Oxford

5. From London: Day Trip to Harry Potter Studios and Oxford

Depart London and journey towards Warner Bros. Studio to take "The Making of Harry Potter" tour. Located in former aircraft hangars in the residential district of Leavesden, the unique attraction recreates the magic of Harry Potter and all your favorite characters. Board the original "Hogwarts Express" train at a recreation of Platform 9¾, and explore the inside of the train carriage featured in the films. Take a selfie with a luggage trolley as it disappears through the station's brick wall. The guides will reveal the behind-the-scenes secrets and unveil the intricate prosthetics and make-up that transformed actors into creatures in the blockbuster films. See sets from the original movies, and get a peek inside the college of Hogwarts during the 4-hour studio tour. Journey through attractions such as The Great Hall, Gryffindor Common, Hagrid's Hut, the Weasleys' kitchen, and the Ministry of Magic. Take a tour of the backlot and a special effects tour, see a model of Hogwarts Castle, and much more. Depart the Studios and journey to the city of Oxford to explore the real college buildings, including the medieval Divinity School (admission included). Upon arrival in the university city founded in 1167, take a 1.5-hour guided tour of the historical center and admire some of the most famous college buildings, cloisters, and quadrangles. Delve down alleyways and into chapels, look inside dining halls and across cobblestone squares under the shadows of the legendary "dreaming spires." Enter the hallowed heartland of academia, including the Bodleian Library, Radcliff Camera, Sheldonian Theatre and other select colleges.

London: Harry Potter Private Family & Kids Walking Tour

6. London: Harry Potter Private Family & Kids Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station in London where students from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry board the Hogwarts Express on 1 September. As you begin this 2-hour private family and kids walking tour, learn about the books and movies from your guide. The guide will also keep the kids engaged with many quizzes about Harry Potter and his world. Explore London in a fun way and discover more about the films that took the Muggle word by storm. See iconic London landmarks including Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Ministry of Magic, the London Eye and many others.

Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour from King's Cross

7. Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour from King's Cross

Experience the pure magic of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London with this 7.5-hour package that includes round-trip transportation from London’s King’s Cross. After your departure from the station, arrive at the studios approximately 2 hours later and enjoy an extended 4-hour visit! Begin where Harry started, at the Cupboard under the Stairs, before watching an enchanting welcome video and heading into The Great Hall – one of the biggest sets on the site. As you travel through, you’ll see an amazing selection of actual costumes, props and special effects pieces, all maintained in pristine condition. See The Burrow, Hagrid’s Hut, the Gryffindor Common Room, Dumbledore’s office and much more. Marvel at small details like Dumbledore’s Pensieve and larger pieces like the fantastic animatronic door and the Chamber of Secrets. Have fun riding a broom through London at the Green Screen exhibit and board the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9-3/4. See Privet Drive and the Knight Bus, buy a Butterbeer™ on the backlot and get up close to the prosthetics and animatronics in the special effects department. There is so much to see you will be thankful to have extended time to take it all in!

From London: Edinburgh Overnight Tour by Train

8. From London: Edinburgh Overnight Tour by Train

Journey north to Edinburgh by train on a tour from London. Explore the city at your leisure, visit Edinburg Castle, and enjoy a hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour. Sleep overnight in a 3-star hotel to get the most of your time and stay in Edinburgh. Begin your first day with a 6:30 AM check-in to prepare for an early morning train to Edinburgh. The local partner's representative will meet you at the ticket office and escort you to your reserved seat on the train. The journey to the Scottish capital takes around 4.5 hours. Explore the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle. Admission to the Castle is included in the tour. On your tour of Edinburgh Castle, see the spectacular Scottish Crown Jewels and also take in the sweeping views of the capital’s skyline. Delve into the Scottish capital’s rich history with a hop–on hop–off bus tour and take in all the major sights like the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Edinburgh Castle. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, allowing you to use it the following day. Overnight accommodation in Edinburgh is also included in the tour. Spend an evening wining and dining your way around this vibrant, cosmopolitan city and spend the night in comfort in your 3-star hotel. After breakfast at the hotel, have the rest of the morning and all of the afternoon to explore the atmospheric streets of Edinburgh and maybe wander Princes Street to see what the many shops have to offer. Return to London by train and be sure to arrive 15 minutes before your train's departure from Edinburgh at 5:31 PM. Arrive in London at 10:09 PM.

Edinburgh: The Royal City Tour from London

9. Edinburgh: The Royal City Tour from London

Edinburgh The train from London's King Cross Station arrives at the Royal City of Edinburgh at around 11.30am. Right by the station you board the open-top sightseeing bus where you'll get a bird's-eye view of this majestic city! The hop-on hop-off ticket allows you the freedom to leave and re-join the bus as often as you like. You will see the Old Town quarter, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, the gloriously intricate Scott Monument, the Palace of Holyrood House and the brand new Scottish Parliament building. You might want to wander through the cobbled city centre streets or stroll along Princes Street checking out the tartan, whisky and shortbreads that have made Scotland famous! Your tour includes tickets to Edinburgh Castle. The train back to London leaves Edinburgh in the late afternoon returning to London's King's Cross at around 10:30pm.

Warner Bros. Studio London: Tour with Bus Transfers

10. Warner Bros. Studio London: Tour with Bus Transfers

This 7-hour program (including 4 hours in the studios) provides the opportunity to explore the magic of the world-renowned Harry Potter film series at Warner Bros. Studio London, including the Forbidden Forest. Take a peek behind the scenes of a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, and props. See some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and breathtaking animatronics that made these films so hugely popular around the world. Help yourself to refreshments in the Studio Café, including freshly prepared hot soups and snacks, salads, sandwiches, and afternoon treats. Other snacks can be purchased at 2 locations on the Studio Tour. Explore the Studio Shop stocked with a wide range of gifts and souvenirs to remind you of the day you spent immersed in The Making of Harry Potter. Brand-new for 2022, Mandrakes and Magical Creatures is arriving at the Studio Tour to shine a spotlight on how your favorite creature effects were brought to life on screen. You will be welcomed into the Great Hall to the Frog Choir scene as seen in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, featuring the costume of the conductor of the choir, Professor Flitwick, as worn by Warwick Davis. Remember to be on the lookout for your favorite magical creatures as you explore the Studio Tour. Cornish Pixies, Dumbledore’s beloved Fawkes, and the animatronic Monster Book of Monsters can be spotted during your visit. In addition, learn how Thestrals and Mandrakes were brought to life using a mixture of scale models and CGI in the Creatures Workshop. As part of this special feature, the glass doors of Professor Sprout’s greenhouse will be opening for the very first time. Just like a Hogwarts student, step into the greenhouse, home to many exotic and magical plants, and stop to pull out a potted Mandrake as part of an interactive display. Based on the scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, recognize the Venomous Tentacula hanging from the ceiling as you walk through.

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What people are saying about King's Cross Station

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Such a great guide. Ananis not only advised us on details about Harry Potter, but also gave us cool information and details for us parents. Highly Recommended!

It was AMAZING seeing the real props and scenery! We all enjoyed SO much, so we really recommend visiting it!!

Was very nice :) I would do it again in a heartbeat, also learned a lot about London

I can’t believe how much of London we were able to see! Louie was fabulous

Pamela wa quite smiling expert and doing it very nice