Harry Potter Walk in London, London

Harry Potter Walk in London, London

Harry Potter has transformed fantasy into a world dominating superpower. Increasingly more people all across the globe become Harry's fans. The blockbuster movies were set entirely in Britain at the author JK Rowling's request. This 6-hour tour will give you step by step directions of how to explore all the London locations used in the Harry Potter films.
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Harry Potter Walk in London Map

Guide Name: Harry Potter Walk in London
Guide Location: England » London (See other walking tours in London)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: clare
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Goodwin’s Court

1) Goodwin’s Court

Goodwin’s Court is a cute narrow passage built into the frontage of The Theatre Goers Club of Great Britain, adjacent to 55-56 St Martin's Lane. A step into this lovely court, built circa 1627, takes you back in time to the Georgian period manifested in the typical bowed windows (remnants of the previously existent row of shops), polished black doors with shiny knockers and knobs with brass plates indicating the names of tenant businesses. There are three large, operational gas lamps...   view more
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Covent Garden Market

2) Covent Garden Market (must see)

Covent Garden is well-known for its shops, street performers, bars, restaurants, theatres and the Royal Opera House. The centrepiece of Covent Garden is the famous market, designed by Inigo Jones as far back as 1632. The first record of a "new market in Covent Garden" is in 1654 when market traders set up stalls against the garden wall of Bedford House. The Earl of Bedford acquired a private charter from Charles II in 1670 for a fruit and vegetable market, permitting him and his heirs...   view more
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Lyceum Theater

3) Lyceum Theater

The Lyceum Theatre is one of London West End theatres, situated off the Strand, on Wellington Street. A theatre named Lyceum has been in this area since 1765. From 1816 to 1830, it served as The English Opera House. The one on the present site dates back to 1834 and was built by the partnership of Peto & Grissell to a plan by Samuel Beazley. It used to have a unique balcony overhanging the circle, which later had been lost to several reconstructions, including those in 1904 by Bertie Crewe...   view more
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Somerset House

4) Somerset House

Somerset House is a grand edifice with 55 active fountains situated on the south side of the Strand in the heart of London. The central, Neoclassical portion of the building, designed by architect Sir William Chambers, was completed in 1776–96. Later, two classical Victorian wings were added to the north and south. The current building stands on the site of its namesake predecessor which was built two hundred years earlier. Somerset House has been captured in one of Harry Potter...   view more
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Roman Bath

5) Roman Bath

A stroll down the alley on Surrey Street will take you off the Strand to Strand Lane where the Roman Bath is. Contrary to its name, the bath and its surroundings are most definitely not Roman as there are no traces of Roman presence in the area. The bath was probably part of Arundel House, the imposing town-house which, along with several other palaces, had stood on the Strand from Tudor period until the 17th century, when they were torn down to clear space for new buildings. The bath has gained...   view more
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Australia House

6) Australia House

Australia House is a triangle-shaped beaux-arts style edifice on the Strand. It houses the Australian High Commission, which can be deduced from the elaborate exterior décor, statues and carving. The building has gained fame as the fictional Gringotts Bank in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" movie. The filming took place in the exhibition hall on the ground floor with the set taking more than a week to build. Sadly for Harry Potter fans, no photography is allowed inside...   view more
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St. Clement Danes Church

7) St. Clement Danes Church

St Clement Danes is a church that stands on the Strand neighbouring the Royal Courts of Justice in the City of Westminster, London. St Clement's building dates back to 1682 and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Today it serves as the central church of the Royal Air Force. Popularized by the English nursery rhyme "Oranges and Lemons", the church's bells do actually ring this melody. St Clement's is also the place where you have to find the Rats Tails on your Harry...   view more
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Blackfriars Bridge

8) Blackfriars Bridge

To get to the Tate Modern from the Inns of Court, you will, of course, cross the Blackfriars Bridge, which received Grade II Listed status in 1972. The Bridge House Estates own the bridge and are responsible for its upkeep.

This foot and road bridge is 923 ft long with five wrought iron arches to match its sister railway bridge, now demolished. It was built by the P.A. Thom & Company firm to designs by Thomas Cubitt and was opened by Queen Victoria in 1869.

As you cross, you will...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Leadenhall Market

9) Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market, set on the site of a Roman forum, has been a marketplace for food since the 14th century. In 1990-1991 the market underwent a major reconstruction, bringing drastic changes to its appearance and reinforcing its architectural character and detail. The cobbled walkways and glass roof of Leadenhall Market make it an attractive place to shop, eat and drink or simply relax. The Market has also made appearance in Harry Potter movies as the shopping street, Diagon Alley. It...   view more

Walking Tours in London, England

Create Your Own Walk in London

Create Your Own Walk in London

Creating your own self-guided walk in London is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shakespeare's London Walking Tour

Shakespeare's London Walking Tour

All across the globe William Shakespeare is referred to as the preeminent writer in the English language and the leading dramatist. His London was a very small world, and the theatrical world within that was even smaller. This 3-hours walk will take you to the significant Shakespeare places in London.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Holborn/Covent Garden Walk

Holborn/Covent Garden Walk

During this self guided walking tour around Holborn and Covent Garden areas you will have a chance to visit such famous and interesting London attractions, as National Gallery, London Coliseum, London Transport Museum and many others. Don't miss your chance to explore the best of the Holborn and Covent Garden areas.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Westminster Walk

Westminster Walk

London is deservedly recognized as one of the cultural centres of the world. Among many cultural treasures found here are perfectly reserved ancient buildings, grandiose monuments and beautiful statues, as well as museums with wide collections of various objects, featuring traditions of different nations and epochs. This self guided walking tour around Westminster area will reveal some of the most exciting London mysteries to you.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
South Bank Walk, Part 2

South Bank Walk, Part 2

Continue your cultural walk along the southern bank of the River Thames and enjoy the unique attractions it hosts. Buzzing with life and joy, London's South Bank will eagerly reveal all of its secrets. Take this tour and check it out yourself.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Kensington/Knightsbridge Walk

Kensington/Knightsbridge Walk

London is definitely a great cultural experience. With more than 240 operating museums and theaters dating back to Shakespeare's Globe, London guarantees something unique for every taste. Today's variety of cultural attractions presented in London is enormous. Take this tour around South Kensington, Kensington and Knightsbridge and enjoy London's culture.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
East City of London Walk

East City of London Walk

The City is a notable part of central London. This neighborhood is colloquially known as the Square Mile, as it is 1.12 square miles (2.90 square km) in area. The City of London is able to offer great number of things to see. This tour will guide you from the Tower Bridge to the “30 St Mary Axe”, great achievements of architecture and engineering.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

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