England, London Guide (B): The Harry Potter Guide to London

The Harry Potter Guide to London
It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. A whole generation of children has grown up dreaming of getting a letter from Hogwarts, of becoming witches and wizards and discovering magical worlds and enchanted creatures.

The British Library’s exciting new exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, has just opened to coincide with the anniversary and takes a look at the traditions and myths behind the magic of the books.

London is already a fantastic place to explore more of Harry Potter’s world. Famous London sights like Piccadilly Circus, Westminster tube station and the Millennium Bridge are all featured in the films and you can find the inspirations for the books and film locations for Diagon Alley, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Platform 9 3/4 all over the city.

My 11-year-old and I went on a quest to find all the Harry Potter sights of London over the summer. Our walking tour will take you down Diagon Alley, past the entrance to the Ministry of Magic and show you where to buy your very own Marauder’s Map.

Leadenhall Market

This beautiful Victorian covered market in the City of London was used to film the Diagon Alley scenes in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The market with its ornate painted roof, narrow passageways and cobbled streets is worth a visit in its own right. There has been a market here since the 14th century and it stands on what was the centre of Roman London. Stalls today sell ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Harry Potter Guide to London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Leadenhall Market   Platform 9 3/4   The British Library   Australia House   Great Scotland Yard   Cecil Court   House of MinaLima   Millennium Bridge   Westminster Underground Station   Claremont Square  
Author: Clare Thomson
Read it on author's website: https://suitcasesandsandcastles.com/2017/10/24/harry-potter-guide-london/

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