For much of the past twenty years, Harry Potter books and films have entered the lives of millions of people around the world. Thanks to the stunning film locations showing some of the most magical places in the country and Rowling's detailed stories about Harry Potter's life in Britain, foreign readers and film buffs have been able to experience the beauty of England. and its capital London.
Discover the real locations where Harry Potter scenes were filmed in London.
Guide to Harry Potter locations in London
Every Harry Potter movie has scenes shot in London. Locations range from Leadenhall Market (Diagon Alley entrance) to Kings Cross Station (home of platform 9¾ and boarding point for the Hogwarts Express). Some locations will be instantly recognizable to fans, others may require a little imagination, but we think they are all worth tracking down!
Below are some of the main locations and filming locations for the Harry Potter films in London.
London Zoo - Reptile House
In the heart of Regent's Park, just north of central London, is London Zoo, the oldest science zoo in the world. It is in the reptile house at the London Zoo that Harry first speaks Serpentese and frees a Burmese python in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. There is a special tab next to the exact location of the shoot, with details on the scene and the Burmese python.
THEentry into the London Zoo it is paid (£ 14.85 - children and £ 19.80 - adults) but you can enter for free if you have the London Pass. The zoo is located in Regents Park, a 5-10 minute walk from Camden Town tube station or the 274 bus stop on Baker Street.
Kings Cross: Harry Potter train station in London
How do you get to Hogwarts? You take a train from platform 9¾ to Kings Cross station, of course! The Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets scenes were filmed at Kings Cross station, actually between platforms 4 and 5.
Of course, you will struggle to find a real platform 9¾ at Kings Cross station today. For a long time there was a trolley located in the wall near platform 9, but then it was moved to the main concourse of Kings Cross station, next to a Harry Potter shop.
It's a great place to take a picture with the Gryffindor scarf, pushing the trolley “through” the wall, but as this is arguably the most famous Harry Potter location in London, the lines can be long.
If it happens to you instead of doing the Warner Bros Studio tour you can easily take a picture without waiting long because here you will find not one, but a row of trolleys stuck in the walls.