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United Kingdom: 5 “Harry Potter” Places You Can Visit in London

The story of “Harry Potter” has captivated millions of people around the world. 8 cinematographic installments based on the writings of JK Rowling showcasing beautiful landscapes and magical settings in London.

Although most of the scenes were filmed at Warner Bros. studios, some of the London locations served as inspiration for the setting in the “Harry Potter” saga. In this sense, and now that Peruvians will be able to visit the United Kingdom without a visa, we show you 5 Harry Potter locations that you can visit in London.

5 Harry Potter Locations You Can Visit in London

Next, we give you a list of “Harry Potter” movie locations that you can visit in London.

1. King’s Cross Station – Platforms 9 and 3/4

One of the most famous landmarks in the Harry Potter saga Platform 9 and 3/4. This platform provides access to the train station where the “Hogwarts Express” leaves for the College of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

This peculiar position is located between platform 9 and 11 King’s Cross Station in London, According to the tourism web portal Truco Londres, access to this point is free.

Platforms 9 and 3/4 are located at King’s Cross station in London. Photo: Tour London

2. Leadenhall Market – Diagon Alley

One of Harry Potter’s first forays into the magical world takes place at Diagon Alley, the famous shopping center where young witches and wizards go to buy their school supplies.

The setting was based on the Victorian architecture of the Commercial Gallery leadenhall market, it is located near Monument tube station in London.

Leadenhall Market served as the inspiration for the creation of Diagon Alley. Photo: Tour London

3. Reptile Terrarium at London Zoo

In the first scenes of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” we see how little Harry discovers his ability to talk to snakes. This scene was shot at the Zoo Reptile Facility in London Regent’s Park.

Reptile Terrarium at London Zoo. Photo: Composition LR/Tour London/Screenshot “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

4. Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge appears on several occasions in the saga; However, the most remembered scene is in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” when Death Eaters destroy this suspension bridge.

The construction crosses the River Thames connecting the Bankside area with the City of London.

Millennium Bridge in London. Photo: LR Creations / YouTube Capture

5. House of Sirius Black

One of the places we are introduced to in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is Sirius Black’s home. The architecture of the buildings on the exterior of this residence were based on Claremont Square.

Significantly, these houses are privately owned, so you can only see the exterior.

The façades of the Claremont Square buildings served as the setting for the exterior of Sirius Black’s house. Photo: Structure LR/Tour London/YouTube Capture

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