Top Harry Potter Sightseeing Destinations in the UK
Get ready to step into the magical world of Harry Potter with a tour of the top sightseeing destinations in the UK! Start in London by heading to Kings Cross Station and seeing the famous platform. Then head to Oxford to visit the Bodleian Library, which inspired the Hogwarts Library. Next, why not head to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford, where you can see authentic sets, costumes, and props used in the films. With these must-see spots, you’ll feel like a true wizard or witch in no time! No trip to London can be without a West End show, so why not take to the West End to see the Harry Potter stage show? You could easily spend a couple of days in and around London seeing all things Harry Potter!
If you have time to venture out of London and up north, then head up to Edinburgh, Scotland, and take a stroll down the historic streets that J.K. Rowling walked while writing the Harry Potter series.
Let’s start in London at Kings Cross
Kings Cross Station in London is a must-see destination for any Harry Potter fan! The station is famous for its role in the Harry Potter series as the location of Platform 9 3/4, where Hogwarts students catch the Hogwarts Express to attend school. Visitors can take a photo with the iconic trolley disappearing into the wall and even purchase their own Hogwarts merchandise from the Harry Potter shop located within the station. The Harry Potter Studio Tour is just a short train ride from Kings Cross, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the films. With so much to see and do, Kings Cross Station is the perfect place for any Harry Potter enthusiast to visit.
Then let’s take a walk around Oxford
If you’re a Harry Potter fan visiting Oxford, there are plenty of magical sights to see! Start off by visiting Christ Church College, where scenes from the first two Harry Potter films were filmed. Next, you can walk through the grand halls and staircases that doubled as Hogwarts in the movies. Next, head to the Bodleian Library used as the Hogwarts library in the films. Remember to check out Duke Humfrey’s Library, which was used as the restricted section of the Hogwarts library. Finally, stroll down the beautiful cobblestone streets and imagine yourself in the wizarding world. Keep an eye out for the Eagle and Child pub, where J.K. Rowling and the Inklings (a literary group that included C.S. Lewis) used to meet; it could be a fun spot to grab a Butterbeer!
Then take the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London
Are you a Harry Potter fanatic? Then pack your bags and grab your wand because a visit to the Harry Potter Studio in London is a must-do for any true fan! Imagine stepping into the magical world of Harry Potter and experiencing the sets, costumes, and props used in the films. From the Great Hall to Diagon Alley, you’ll feel like you’re part of the story. You can also learn the secrets behind the special effects that brought the wizarding world to life on the big screen. So don’t miss your chance to be a part of the magic and visit the Harry Potter Studio in London today!
Visit the West End and Harry Potter The Cursed Child Stage Show In London
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, seeing the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child show in London would be an absolute dream come true! Imagine being transported to the Wizarding World and experiencing the magic of Hogwarts and its beloved characters live on stage. The special effects and stage design are said to be breathtaking, and the story, which picks up where the seventh book left off, is sure to be a thrilling and emotional ride. London is the perfect setting for a Harry Potter adventure, with its rich history and iconic landmarks. So, grab your wand and prepare for an unforgettable theatre night!
Finally, head up to Edinburgh the home of JK Rowling
Edinburgh is a must-visit destination for Harry Potter fans! Start your journey at the Elephant House Café, where J.K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book. Please sit in the back room and imagine her scribbling away at the magical world she was creating. Next, head to George Heriot’s School, which inspired Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Take a stroll around the beautiful 16th-century architecture and imagine yourself as a student at the famous wizarding school. If you’re looking for a souvenir, check out the Wizarding Shop of Edinburgh, which has a wide variety of Harry Potter-themed merchandise, including wands, robes, and magical sweets. Finally, take a walk along the Royal Mile, where you can find the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. With so many exciting places to visit, Edinburgh is the perfect destination for any Harry Potter fan!
Where is the best Harry Potter store to visit in the UK?
If you’re a Harry Potter fan looking for an unforgettable shopping experience, the best store to visit in the UK is the Harry Potter Studio Tour gift shop. Located just outside London, this store is a treasure trove of magical merchandise. You’ll find everything a witch or wizard could ever want, from replica wands to Hogwarts house robes. The store also features various collectables and unique items, such as replicas of movie props and exclusive merchandise. You can take a piece of the film set home with you, with various decorative items inspired by the Harry Potter movies. The store’s atmosphere is also magical, filled with authentic props and costumes from the films, making you feel like you are in the wizarding world. It’s a must-visit destination for any Harry Potter fan!
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