London is one of the top places to go for Christmas, and we know why! The stunning light displays, the traditional Christmas markets and all the festive activities bring the holiday spirit to the city. But… what if we add a little bit more magic to the mixture by going to the places Harry Potter visited in London and its surrounding area? The perfect match!
The Hidden Harry Potter Locations in London. Platform 9 3/4 and the Entrance to Diagon Alley.
Thanks to Harry we discovered several secret doors to the wizarding world hidden in plain sight in London! Want to take the Hogwarts Express? Go to the platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station, one of London’s major train stations linking the capital with the north. And do you remember where Hogwarts is? Exactly, as described in the books, it’s somewhere in the north of the UK!
In order to access this magical spot between platforms 9 and 10 a ticket is required, but do not worry! Harry Potter fans have everything under control and you can take a photo with a station luggage trolley embedded in the wall near the station entrance!
Another famous city location that Harry and Hagrid actually visited was the spectacular Leadenhall Market. According to the books, muggles will be distracted by all the shops in this covered market, and they won’t pay attention to the Leaky Cauldron, the old pub that is the entrance to Diagon Alley. So check out carefully all the boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars of one of the oldest markets in London… you never know what you’ll run into! Click on the “See more” button to access our tour selection at these two magic locations and many more!
Oxford: One-Day Excursion from London to Step into Hogwarts!
The prestigious Oxford University is only a two-hour drive away from London, making it the perfect one-day trip destination if you want to visit Hogwarts since some the most famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry interiors can be found in Oxford!
Do you want to take dancing classes at Divinity School like Ron did? Or searching for books about the philosopher’s stone inside the Duke Humfrey’s Library? Go to the link below and browse through our selection of tours and activities in Oxford from London to travel to the wizarding world beyond the English capital!