If you ever wished to relive the magic in the Harry Potter films and books, then a Harry Potter tour in London is exactly what you need.
You can marvel in the making of the film and even take home some goodies. Here are the ten attractions on such a tour.
Reptile House at London Zoo
At this zoo, you can test your Parseltongue (ability to talk to serpents) with the many snakes and other reptiles here. Harry Potter first spoke to the large python before locking his friend behind the glass. It is a spectacle to be in the presence of some of the largest snakes on the planet.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
On this trip, you can behold the technology used to bring Dobby to life, have a taste of the Harry Potter costumes and even visit the Forbidden Forest.
Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4
King Cross is where the Hogwarts Express would depart. At platforms 4 and 5 is where the filming of Harry Potter took place. Right there, you can relive the magic of Platform 93/4 where you can push your trolley through a magical wall to the other side.
Harry Potter flies over the Tower Bridge in The Order of the Phoenix. Other bridges in the film are the Lambeth Bridge which featured the Knight Bus and Millennium Bridge that gets destroyed by the Death Eaters.
The Piccadily Circus is one of the sets for the Deathly Hallows film. In the first part of the film, Ron, Harry and Hermione are on the run after they find out that the Death Eaters were after them. They had come from Ron’s elder brother’s wedding.
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Crafted in a Victorian style, Leadenhall Market is a one of a kind market seen in various films in the Harry Potter sequels. In the films, it stands for the Diagon Alley and you can see the Bull’s Head Passage which was the entrance to The Leaky Cauldron.
St. Pancras International Station
This is the station where Harry Potter boards the Hogwarts Express station to Hogwarts. Featured in a gothic style of architecture, the building fits very well with the rest of the magic in the film. It is the same place where the Weasley’s Ford Anglia is parked by Harry and Ron before flying over the same building.
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Westminster Tube Station
During the film of Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, the Westminster Tube Station had to be closed for a whole day so that Harry Potter can attend a disciplinary hearing with the Ministry of Magic.
Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Graphic Art at House of MinaLima
Remember Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? That too is part of the Harry Potter story. At the MinaLima, you get to interact with the creators of the creatures in both films for free!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre
The Palace Theater will be where the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre will premiere. This is a collaborative work by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany that will come after the Deathly Hallows story.
While the great city of London has enough modes of transport for your Harry Potter visits, you can be sure to have much more fun in your own RV if you plan the journey well. With the right weight distribution hitches, you can have the best of London like never before.
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Author Bio: Rana Tarakji is an entrepreneur and a contributing writer at Stylerail, a lifestyle blog, as well as Sataco, an electro mechanical company in Beirut.