You’re one of the thousands of fans of Harry Potter and you want to learn more about your favourite story? Here are 16 locations in London used for the movies you absolutely need to see:
– King’s Cross Station: The Hogwarts Express departs from Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station, which is in the arched wall between platforms 4 and 5. Near the platforms 9, 10 and 11, you’ll find a trolley disappearing into the magical realm through a wall with the sign: Platform 9¾.
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– Reptile House, London Zoo: London Zoo’s Reptile House is where Harry first discovers his gift for talking with snakes in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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– Gringotts Wizarding Bank: Scenes for Gringotts Wizarding Bank in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were filmed in the grand interior of Australia House on Strand in central London.
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– The Leaky Cauldron: Leadenhall Market in the City of London was used as Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The entrance to wizard’s pub, the Leaky Cauldron, is in real life an optician in Bull’s Head Passage in Leadenhall Market.
– 7 Stoney St (Borough Market): Additional scenes for The Leaky Cauldron were shot on this street.
– Charing Cross Road: The Leaky Cauldron pub and inn for wizards, which serves as a gateway between the non-wizarding world and Diagon Alley is located on the Muggle street of Charing Cross Road in London’s West End.
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– Harrow Old Schools: Professor Flitwick’s Charms Class in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, where Hermione manages to levitate a feather takes place in the Fourth Form Room of Harrow Old Schools, Harrow-on-the-Hill.
– St Pancras International: Outside you’ll see the neo-gothic facade of St Pancras where the Weasley’s magical Ford Anglia takes off in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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– St Paul’s Cathedral: Its geometric staircase appears as the staircase to Professor Trelawney’s Divination class in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
– Lambeth Bridge: the Knight Bus has to squeeze between 2 oncoming double-decker buses in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
– Westminster Tube station: Westminster Tube Station is one of the main locations Harry Potter uses when travelling in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with Arthur Weasley.
– Scotland Place: The telephone box that is the entrance to the Ministry of Magic is on this street in the film. Harry and Arthur used it in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
– The Thames and Tower Bridge: Anti-Voldemort brigade the Order of the Phoenix swoop across the Thames on broomsticks and over the city’s most famous bridge.
– Claremont Square: This Islington square stands in for Grimmauld Place. Sirius Black’s family once lived at number 12, and the Order used it as an HQ for some time in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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– Millennium Bridge: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens with a dramatic sequence of London’s Millennium Footbridge collapsing.
– Piccadilly Circus: The scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I where we see Harry, Hermione and Ron rushing through London’s West End was filmed in Piccadilly Circus.
Source: Time Out
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